Sicilian Caponata

This delicious eggplant recipe was something my Sicilian grandmother would make all the time. We’d eat it with crusty warm bread for dipping as a starter to a wonderful dinner or just as a snack with special cheeses and thin sliced meats. Just another one of those wonderful food memories I have❤️ Thanks Gram! My…

Bianca Pizza with Swiss Chard & Meatballs

This pizza was outrageously delicious!  Its different and very flavorful, the sauce is creamy, the meatballs & Swiss chard are tender while the mozzerella cheese brings them all together on the thick bread crust. Another recipe that’s become a favorite❤️ Recipe… SAUCE: 2 tablesp butter 2 tablesp flour 1 cup whole milk or half &…

Making another memory…Pork Ragu with Homemade Spaghettini❤️

This is one of those Sunday Dinners that makes me smile😃 I have such wonderful memories of the smells coming from the kitchen in my childhood home, at my grandmother’s house and even at our home for these past 35 yrs. Life may have changed for most of us but that smell always brings me…

Stuffed Pepper Soup

Recently I made some Italian stuffed peppers as you can see from a previous post, they were amazingly full and delicious but I did have some leftover stuffing that I saved and just decided to be like my grandmothers and use my leftovers to make another great meal as they did so many times before. So…

Chicken Salad with Grapes & Cashews

Everytime I make this salad it’s a hit! On a flaky buttery croissant it truly is even better❤️ Try it on a hot summer day, it’s easy and delicious with fresh fruit and a cold drink. Hope you enjoy it! Recipe: 1 rotisserie chicken, pulled from bones and cut up into chunks 1/4 lb+ salted…

The Melting Point ❤️

My husband just took me out to lunch to a darling simple little restaurant in a small part of our city called Allentown. It’s called”Melting Point”and most of what they serve is amazingly creative Grilled Cheese sandwiches with soup! Our sandwiches were made with lots of tasty cheese, chicken, avocado and thick bacon with different…

Shrimp with Pasta, Peas and Lemon Oil

This pasta dish is so delicious I hope you will at least try it once. A great summer dinner that’s simple to make and so healthy with all the fresh veggies out there this time of year. Enjoy ❤️ Recipe: 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil 1 lemon, zested *(Combine the oil and the lemon…

Italian Stuffed Red & Green Bell Peppers

These homegrown peppers might not have been perfect in shape but they looked so amazing that I had to buy them! The farmers market was full of their bright shiny colors so I decided I was going to make my wonderful stuffed peppers. The recipe Is full of flavor with homemade sauce, fresh seasonings, ground…

Fresh picked Blueberry Anytime Bread!

Berries are my favorite fruit and Blueberry picking is always so fun for me each year.  On a beautiful warm sunny summer day in July I take my headphones,my music & my sneakers to go picking! It’s an amazingly cathartic experience for me and I look forward to wandering through the bushes picking and eating…

Cavatappi Pasta with Zucchini,Sweet Onions & Spicy Sausage

Just a quick pasta dish made with inseason fresh zucchini, sweet vadalia onions and some yummy spicy Italian sausage. The flavor is amazing and has been a favorite of mine every summer at this time☀️ You can use any kind of pasta you love,add different veggies and even leave the meat out and make it…

Strawberry & Fig Mixed Greens Salad

I made this salad for lunch the other day and it was so delicious I had to share! The balsamic vinegar brings out the sweetness in the figs & strawberries while the tasty olive oil adds a fresh flavor covering over the greens, together you have a simply beautiful salad❤️ Serve with some great grain…