Let’s Chat About Garlic

Let's chat about garlic. colander filled with garlic

Garlic, Garlic, Lovely & Delicious Garlic Growing up in a large Italian family there was no shortage of excellent cooks.  Whether in the kitchen or on the grill our food was delicious.  Garlic seemed to find it’s way into most recipes and marinades.  When prepared correctly the flavors of the dishes were gently enhanced.  So, […]

Broiled Butterfly Parmesan Shrimp

serving bowl of shredded zucchini, tray of parmesan shrimp, and dinner plate with shrimp, pasta and zucchini

You are going to love our Broiled Butterfly Parmesan Shrimp The New Year is upon us and what better way to start the New Year or say good-bye to the old than this delicious Broiled Butterfly Parmesan Shrimp recipe!  This recipe is great as an appetizer or as a main dish.  By the way, HAPPY […]

Buttery Garlic Angel Hair Pasta

Bowl of pasta with serving plate with swirled pasta.

Your Going to Love This Buttery Garlic Angel Hair Pasta As far back as I can remember there was alway buttery pasta.  As a child and a finicky eater, my mom prepared it with just butter and topped it with grated parmesan cheese.   It was also, the way I prepared it for our children.  As […]

Riced or Shredded Zucchini Recipe

Two bowls of shredded zucchini and some ingredients.

Now, What do I do with all these Zucchini? Have you ever purchased or been given a large bundle of fresh zucchini only to wonder, “Now what do I do?”  I sure have!  Hmmm, let’s see, there are stews, soups, casseroles, frittata,  microwaved, garden variety sauteed, fried, baked and freezing.  More about freezing in a […]

Let’s Not Cry Over Onions

metal basket filled with onions

Do You Cry when you slice onions? What a silly question!  I sure do.  I guess wearing plastic goggles might help, lol.  Those gases from the onions do a number on our tear ducts.  So, let’s not cry over onions.   I’ve heard of many different remedies to prevent tears.  Here are some of them: Put […]

Gravy Gravy and More Gravy

gravy gravy and more gravy photo of french dip sandwich and chopping board, knife and scallion

Gravy, What’s Not to Like, Right? I love gravy and use any excuse to make and add it to our meals.  I think back to myself as a finicky eater child, and gravy was not on my list of “approved” food, lol!!   Fast forward past childhood and I discovered how delicious homemade gravy was!  I […]

Smoked Salmon Cucumber Appetizers

assembled smoked salmon cucumber roll-up appetizers

I love appetizers and these Smoked Salmon Cucumber Appetizers are a refreshing and healthier alternative.  These are made with a handful of ingredients and ready in 20 minutes.   Ingredients To make these refreshing appetizers you’ll need: Cream cheese Lemon Capers Fresh dill Seedless or burpless English cucumbers Smoked Salmon Salt and Pepper to taste Hi […]

Easy Green Chile Chicken Casserole

tray of vegetable ingredients, winter salsa, guacamole, cuban black beans, and green chile chicken casserole.

You’ll love our Easy Green Chile Chicken Casserole Our Easy Green Chile Chicken Casserole is packed full of robust and delicious flavors.  Prepped and ready in minutes, which is a real time saver when life gets busy and one your family will ask you to make again and again. Ingredients In our recipe, there are […]

Quick Cuban Seasoned Black Beans

yellow serving bowl and black beans

Healthy, Quick Cuban Seasoned Black Beans​ Although our Quick Cuban Seasoned Black Beans recipe is quick to make it is bursting with bold, savory, and delicious flavors.  We use canned beans which cut preparation time down considerably and there is no soaking.  Another time-saver!   Our Quick Cuban inspired recipe is healthy and includes other vegetables […]

Shrimp, Shrimp, Shrimp, Who Knew!

Shrimp, Shrimp, Shrimp, Who Knew!

Let’s Chat about Shrimp When you think of shrimp you’re likely curious about that vein and de-veining,  To me “the vein” more resembles a black tube and isn’t a vein, at all.  It’s part of its intestinal tract…which runs down it’s back.  Which brings me back to Shrimp, Shrimp, Shrimp, Who Knew! Removing or deveining […]

Is There a Science To Cooking Pasta

Rustic stainless server filled with pasta and vodka sauce, cheese grater and parm cheese.

Let Me Share a Few Pasta Tips With You By now you all know I’m Italian and grew up enjoying various types of pasta and pasta sauce.   It was a go-to lunch or dinner dish with sauces as individual as the cook preparing them.  As children, we enjoyed spaghetti and butter topped with parsley flakes […]

Shrimp Scampi and Veggies Over Pasta

Shrimp Scampi and Veggies Over Pasta

Quick and Easy Shrimp Scampi Over Pasta One of our go-to fresh and easy meals is shrimp scampi and veggies over pasta.  It preps and prepares quickly and is relatively light eating.   This is a basic recipe that you can add other ingredients to or not depending on how you’re feeling at the moment.  We […]

Delectable & Delicious Meatball Wellington

A fall table setting with Delectable & Delicious Meatball Wellington.

About Our Delectable & Delicious Meatball Wellington Recipe This is a recipe I’ve had rolling around in my head for about a year.  My inspiration began developing while photographing a cookbook and specifically it’s Beef Wellington recipe.  I enjoy working with pie crust and specifically making and eating pies.  My creative side especially enjoys embellishing […]

Delicious Cinnamon Apple Crisp

baked apple crisp with serving bowl with delicious cinnamon apple crisp .and topped with ice cream

You’re going to love this Delicious Cinnamon Apple Crisp When the first signs of fall appear so do my cravings this delicious cinnamon apple crisp.  Just one taste of this delicious dessert will having you wanting more.  As a bonus, it’s prepped and in the oven in about 30 minutes. What’s In This Delicious Recipe […]