Banana Bread Waffles

I saw this recipe being made while watching a favorite TV channel of mine  (Shhh…the food network) and was very intrigued by it❤ My household really loves Banana Bread but I’ve never tried it this way before, so I decided to test them out on my husband and needless to say they were a big…

Creamy Cauliflower Soup

This is my first attempt at making soup with cauliflower and it turned out absolutely delicious❤️ It’s smooth & creamy with lots of flavor and on these unexpected cold days it really does make a good choice for a warm healthy dinner. Serve with a simple salad and some crusty bread, you’ll love it!! 3…

Chocolate Banana Yogurt Muffins

These muffins are so moist and delicious you won’t be able to eat just one! They’re low in fat and so easy to make, they even satisfy that chocolate craving you may have from time to time. They won’t last long❤ 1 cup flour minus 1 tablespoon 1 tablespoon cornstarch 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1/4…

White Beans with Tuna Salad

Sa It’s Lenten season, a time for those famous “fish frys” here in western NY, lots of meatless meals, those delicious sweet breads and a longing for some warmer weather to come soon! So since today is one of those meatless days and the sun is shinning so brightly I decided to make this simply…

Hearty Lentil Soup🍵

This soup is very old world and I’ve tried it made many different ways, with and without a lot of veggies, spicy or plain, with or with out pasta! But as a favorite I make it just as pictured, a hearty healthy stand alone soup with lots of veggies and lots of flavor❤ Add a…

Layered Eggplant Parmesan

This classic Italian dish takes time and patience but it’s so worth it in the end. Both my grandmothers and my mom start preparing the Eggplant the same way by pan frying it but each one made the dish their own, adding different cheeses, spicy or sweet tomato sauces and even crushed Meatballs, honestly they…

Skillet Berry Cobbler

An old recipe from a favorite cookbook of mine that I acquired long ago when my love of cooking on my own started. When relooking at the book I realized I never tried this recipe so here it is…. it has simple shortcuts but amazingly it turned out scrumptious! Even better with a little pure…

Steamed Mussels with Garlic Broth❤

A Special treat one evening with my Darling to celebrate his day off❤ Lg. Bag of fresh Mussels, cleaned and rinsed well 4  to 6 large cloves of garlic, chopped extra virgin olive oil 2 cups of chicken broth 4 chopped fresh ripe Roma tomatoes with there juice or 1 can Italian diced tomatoes 1…

Happy Valentine’s Day ❤ Happy Anniversary my Darling

A very Happy Valentine’s Day to everyone and a extra special Happy Anniversay to my dear Husband!❤ It’s been a glorious 36 years with the love of my life, through both good & bad, young & old, even now and then it’s been an adventure we’ll never forget. May we celebrate many more days together and Please…

Homemade Focaccia

Just a simple rustic bread that’s wonderfully crusty with lots of nooks & crannies to hold the olive oil which makes it just amazing! Serve it as a side to a great pasta dish… slice it for a delicious sandwich or just eat it plain with alittle sautéd spinach, onion and tuna, as I did….

Oven Baked Italian Chicken Wings

Don’t know if you watched the Super Bowl last evening but if you live here in the Buffalo area it’s all about the “Chicken Wings” during such an event, so instead of ordering out for the fried version I decided to cook my own!! The inspiration for this  idea came from the Italian pizzeria where…

Breaded Beef Sirloin Tip Cube Steak

This is another simple old time recipe that’s inexpensive and delicious! It makes me think of oh so many years ago when my family owned a small but quaint grocery store here in western NY and my dad was its butcher. We had this dish and all sorts of others with meats, chicken, fish and cheese…

Hearty Chicken Soup with Pepe Pasta

On a cold wintry day their is nothing like a bowl of warm delicious chicken soup, so today that’s what I made… I’ve been remembering, as a young girl, smelling that wonderful smell of the bubbling chicken downstairs as my mother prepared her soup for our dinner that evening. Even as a young mother when…

Mascarpone Pasta with Spinach❤

After a long week away and little time for myself I came home and decided to put together a quick pasta dish that’s easy and delicious just for me to sit and enjoy while I watch my favorite show. Put lots of cheese on it, have a glass of wine and start the fireplace, it’s yummy😍…

Bucatini Puttanesca

I cannot begin to tell you how delicious this dish was ❤ It’s a very basic sauce with intense flavor and a spicy bite! The actual pasta has always been a favorite of mine because it’s thick & hallow but when tender it is so prefect for grabbing up any simply delectable sauce. So for…

Greek Skillet Chicken

This is a repost from last yr but I just wanted to share it again because its just another simple but delicious dish you’ll love❤ This past Holiday while staying at my daughters we did a international week and made this and other simple recipes for all culinary tastes….Italian, Mexican, Greek, Chinese and really good…

Taco Bake

An simple dinner for after the Holidays! Its full of comfort and warmth with its creamy but spicy tastes…. Happy New Year everyone!!! Starting this year simply and delicious❤ 1 lb ground turkey 1 tablesp olive oil 1 can Campbell’s condensed tomato soup 1 cup chunky salsa with beans 1/2 cup milk 8 small flour…

‘Tis the Season 🎄

It’s Holiday time and it has always been a very special time for me! Each year I get out my wonderfully old antique pizzelle iron that once was my dear grandmother’s, she gave it to me when I was first married so that I could continue to make her cookies…the most delicious thin crispy pizzelles…

Potato Leek Soup🍵

As you can see from reading my blog, I love making soup and this is just another deliciously smooth & creamy one! It was wonderful on this cold December day “just hits the right spot” as my husband says. Try it and enjoy its simplicity! Recipe: 2 tablespoons butter, or more if needed 2 tablespoons olive oil…

Olive & Artichoke Bruschetta

Just a little delicious something to serve before dinner!! Serve it hot while cheese is gooey with a cocktail and good conversation❤️ 1 baguette, thick sliced 1 ball of fresh mozzerella, sliced 1 lg. jar marinated artichoke hearts, drained & chopped 1 sm. jar roasted red peppers, drained & chopped Kalamata & Pimento stuffed green…