Springtime Pasta🌷

A vegetable filled pasta dish that’s light and yummy!! I’ve been really busy these past few weeks and I needed to find something fast and wonderful to make for dinner …. here it is ❤️ I do know a lot of you are following me along but truly I’d love to hear from you that…

Beef Vegetable Barley Soup

Just a little warmth on a cool evening with lots of thick hearty flavor! Enjoy it before our summer heat comes😁   2 pounds boneless beef chuck roast, cut into 1 1/2–inch chunks, OR a lg. bone-in beef shank with lots of beef attached. salt and freshly ground black pepper 2 to 3 tablespoons of…

Pasta Aglio e Olio with Spinach & Olives💚

A simple Pasta dinner that’s ready in minutes, amazingly delicious and full of spicyness! If you are craving Italian, this is absolute comfort food, you’ll love it!! Mangia🍷 salt & freshly ground pepper 1 pound dried pasta Approx. 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil, divided 4 medium cloves garlic, thinly sliced Red pepper flakes, to taste…

Italian Sweet Bread Breakfast Bake😋

This Breakfast casserole was scrumptious❤️ We made it from my homemade Easter sweet bread and it turned out great, just as I had hoped😋  It made our Easter morning start out on a delicious note!! I’ve had many of these bakes in the past but they have required an overnight soak, this does not! It…

Happy Easter Everyone!!

Easter was a beautifully sunny warm day for our visit to Ohio! We truly enjoyed lots of delicious food and shared some wonderful family time so I wasn’t able to sit and write even if I wanted to. My darling grandchildren entertained us all and being with my daughter, my sister and my parents is…

Chicken Bruschetta on top of Saffron Rice

I am so trying for our health to be a good girl this year and not make as many high carb, high calorie meals. This recipe happens to be one of those, it’s simple, full of flavor and low in calories. I promise to still have some of those yummy decadent comfort foods at times…

Zesty Shrimp Pasta🦐

I don’t even know where I got this recipe but when I found it tucked into another recipe book and written on it was “Delicious”, I decided to try it again! Well it was amazing! My Husband couldn’t get enough😋 With a good bottle of wine and a romaine salad we enjoyed a romantic dinner for…

Grandma Lena’s Roasted Rosemary Chicken💛

This is a truly wonderful childhood memory for me❤ So many Sunday dinners at my grandmother’s house began with this roasted chicken and potatoes, the aromas coming  from her kitchen were so intoxicatingly that you couldn’t help but become hungry! These dinners usually always included a hugh antipasto of greens, meats, beans & cheeses and even…

Blueberry Lemon Buttermilk Snack Cake🍋

A moist delicious little cake is just what you need!! My husband is always looking for something sweet so I decided to try this simple snack cake from a old farmers recipe book I aquired long ago. It was scrumptious and then when I decided to put some blueberry sauce over it (my addition)… Amazing❤…

Pierogies with Cabbage, Tomatoes & Onions 🍀

Happy St. Patrick’s Day everyone! Instead of the regular corned beef and cabbage this year I decided to make our dinner a little different! 🍀 I’ve made this recipe many times with both fresh made or frozen pierogies and the dish turns out amazingly delicious with either one, hope you’ll try it any day of…

Brown Rice & Veggie Stuffed Roasted Peppers

Comfort food comes in all kinds of meals, this dinner just may be one of them!  A little different version of stuffed peppers … soft, roasted seasoned pepper halves topped with a mixture of brown rice, onions, garlic, spinach, edamame, tomatoes and cheese, drizzled with some homemade Tomato sauce and you’ve got it! Once baked to…

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…