A Memory of Aunt Grace’s Turkey Pot Pie

Just recently I had a craving for a dish that I haven’t had in a very long time. I was remembering Thanksgivings when I was young, we had a grand Italian Turkey dinner of pasta, soup, bread, cheese and yes a huge Turkey! It was either at our house, my grandmother’s or my uncle &…

Tortellini with Goat Cheese & Roasted Vegtables

Another simple creamy delicious dish. The goat cheese and olive oil from the roast veggies becomes the sauce thats tangy and velvet creamy all in one bite. Pair it with whatever sturdy pasta you like and you’ll love it! This day we picked tricolor tortellini and summer in season veggies and it was amazing… Alittle…

My Italian Wedding Soup

This glorious Italian soup has been made in my family for years, I’ve watched both my grandmothers, my mother and even my sister make it for many special occasions, can’t even begin to tell you how many of those tiny meatballs I’ve rolled throughout my life so far but it all started when I was…

Arugula Salad with Ricotta & Berries

A delicious sweet & peppery salad that is beautiful to look at! I had this salad at a restaurant once while on vacation long ago and have loved it every since. I’ve made it many times through the years and it never disappoints❤️ All the ingredients pictured in this particular salad were fresh from the…

Another fabulous California Vacation Visiting with my Baby Girl 🌴

This last week I’ve been gone on vacation to Southern California visiting with my beautiful Daughter Alicia at her home in Brentwood. Even though I did cook her some of her favorite things, we went out to sample some of the fabulous restaurants all around the Los Angeles area. We had seafood, pasta, salads and…

Summertime Salads And a Wonderful Visit! Cheers❤️

These delicious salads are quick and easy while I am on a wonderful visit with my daughter in Southern California. We have done so much and I’ve cooked up some of her favorite dishes, I’ll share them with you when I return home. But for Right now the weather is amazing and I need to…

Spaghetti and Meatball Soup

This recipe has become a favorite of mine through the years, I learned about it from a friend long ago who was trying to get her children to try and eat soup. Being Italian she knew they loved spaghetti and meatballs so she turned it into a soup for them…needless to say it was a…

Homemade Applesauce with Rhubarb

This applesauce is amazing, the sweetness of the apples and the tartness of the rhubarb make it a wonderful combination. In the fall I do make applesauce all the time but at this time of year when a Dear friend always brings me rhubarb from his garden I have to make this sauce at least…

Pork Tenderloin with Fennel & Apples

 While we were on vacation in Virginia I made this Pork dish for my daughter and her family,  its sweet, savory and so juicy. I served it with Homemade applesauce and a huge lettuce salad….everyone loved it, even my grandson said he wanted more “chicken”😌 I love that❤️ RECIPE: 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil…

Orecchiette with Greens, Canelinni Beans and Ricotta Salata

This pasta dish is warm, creamy and delicious, full of flavor, very versatile so you can add whatever soft cheese, greens and beans you love❤️ This is what I chose…. Let me hear what you came up with! RECIPE: 1 pound orecchiette pasta 1/2 cup olive oil 2 garlic cloves, chopped 12 ounces or 1…

Happy Fourth of July 🇺🇸

Hope you all had a wonderful day and a safe & happy 4th of July! I know I did, I got to spend it with my darling grandchildren. I’m thankful every moment they are in my life so if I don’t cook a lot this week you’ll know why😊  Bless you all❤️

Creamy Artichoke Soup

When I was young I remember my mom and both my grandmothers cooking artichokes on the stove and the smell was always amazing!  Either plain or stuffed they were soooooo good!! I’ve just loved the artichoke’s taste ever since then. I also remember fondly long ago as a teenager, my brother & I went on…