Fresh Basil Chicken Salad

Those of you who know me, know that I love rotisserie chicken and the simplicity of having a ready made meal quickly when time is short and everyone is hungry☺️ But there is so much more you can do with the chicken…casseroles, sandwiches, soups & salads just to name a few. So since this year I have an…

Mimi is visiting again!!❤️

Once again I’m in my happy place….visiting with my grandchildren!!! Bryce (almost 4, as he says!) and Paige (1 1/2). I have been cooking but mostly I’ve been swimming, having jewelry parties, tea parties & so many dance parties that I can’t count, playing trains& cars, swinging, riding bikes, watching movies & music videos, even reading some…

Ricotta Gnocchi with Gorgonzola Cream Sauce❤️

Oh my, this dish has got to be up on the top of my favorites list! As many times as I’ve made my Ricotta Gnocchi, I’ve never attempted to put this kind of sauce with them before🤗 I’ve had some version of it on another kind of pasta at a restaurant and I’ve recently seen…

Cream of Broccoli Soup

 Just a quick and delicious way to use leftover Broccoli 😄 I forget sometimes when I’m cooking that I am not feeding a room full of people anymore.  My daughters & their families are not close by to come over and eat them up so we always have a lot of leftovers, someday I’ll remember that!!…

Puff Pastry with Fresh Picked Blueberries on Lemon Cream🍋

If you didn’t already notice I am in love with Blueberries and at this time every year I love to go pick them at a beautiful organic farm near my home. It’s so relaxing and on a glorious sunny day I spent my afternoon listening to music and picking warm berries. Most often I make…

Antipasto Tortellini Salad❤️

This recipe is an inspiration from all those lovely antipastos I’ve made in my life but today didn’t have the time to put one together before going out. It will be ready when I return and we can sit with a great glass of wine and a soft buttered piece of Italian bread!! Bella❤️  …

Spicy Sausage Risotto🍚

  I wanted a simple Rice dish but one that’s flavorful so I put some ingredients together and came up with this!!! It’s spicy, creamy and delicious… great as a side dish with a luscious piece of meat or just by itself, wonderfully filling😋 Enjoy!   1 cup Aborio rice 2 tablespoons of extra virgin…

Plum Berry Galette with Puff Pastry

So many people have asked for this recipe that I figured I better sit down and write!! This is called a Galette which is just simply a one Crust, Freeform sort of pie, it can be made sweet or savory but the key is putting things together that come out delicious❤️ This Fourth of July…

Pasta with Peas (Pasta e piselli)

I know I could have made a more sophisticated meal with those deliciously plump peas that I just picked but I kept going back to my grandmother’s kitchen in my mind. Remembering as I shelled the Peas at her kitchen table, she was at the stove cooking up this dish quickly so we could eat…

Pickin Fresh Snap Peas☀️

  I did something today that brought me right back to my childhood!!! Every year at about this time for as long as I can remember, my grandmother would take me to a local farm and we would wander through a field of beautiful green vines. We were picking fresh green snap peas! I was…

Tuna Bucatini❤️

This recipe peaked my attention as I read my new cookbook from Eataly, I just had to try it! A very simple seafood dish that you can add a little spice too or not!  Another one of those quick dinners served with a big salad that will make you fall in love with Italian cooking…

Soooo Moist… Ricotta Lemon Cake🍋

I’ve seen many versions of lovely cakes made with Ricotta cheese, they all look & sound so decadent, I just had to try one. So I did… As with most of my recipes, I make it my own, change it up a bit and make sure my family loves it before I post. This is…

Zesty Shrimp Ontop Arugula Salad!

A quick dinner that’s easy and delicious on our warm days! You can make so many combinations, put together what you like…. so be creative, make it simple and enjoy! 😁 My Salad… Rinse and let dry fresh Arugula Sliced ripe lg. Avocado crumbled fresh Feta cheese shredded Parmesan cheese lg. Fresh Shrimp, cleaned and…

Blue Sky Tag

It’s such an honor to have been nominated by cookandenjoyrecipes for this Blue Sky Tag, and I so appreciate her kindness! I am just a beginner at this world and hope to learn a lot more from all of you Please come visit our blogs, see what new things we are up to and write a little something,…

Potato Gnocchi with fresh Pomodoro Sauce🍅

Because I was inspired so much by my trip to NY and Eatlaly, I decided to make one of my ultimate favorites, Potato Gnocchi!! I know it can be time consuming but it’s so worth it in the end. It’s a Classic, made of plain simple ingredients, the sauce and all ❤️ Please enjoy, I know…

My Surprize Birthday in NYC

This year I celebrated one of those huge birthdays, normally the number doesn’t matter at all to me but this year it seemed to be a little different. I’m finally feeling my age…. my joints aren’t like they used to be, I finally see those wrinkles and even though my mind wants to keep going…

Fresh Raw Rhubarb Cake😋

It was my pleasure to accept some freshly picked Rhubarb the other day from a dear friend of ours…he knows I love it!! But with the Rhubarb came a copy of an old recipe from his 93yr old neighbor. I see that the recipe came from a long ago farmers magazine and the hand written…

Homemade Linguine with Clam Sauce

I hope all the mother’s out there had a wonderful day this past Sunday❤️ I know I enjoyed my day but did miss all my babies, soon we will be together for a wonderful adventure and I am so looking forward to it. Just stay tuned, it’s another one of my bucket list moments😁 As for…