Category Archive: Recipes

Chorizo and Black Bean Chili

I apologize for all the recipe posts, as it seems that’s all I’ve done for the last week! I do have have some great craft to post on soon and I also have… Continue reading

Mediterranean Grain Salad

This is a crazy simple recipe that will make you want to give up the generic pasta salad for the summer. We play around with salads a lot this time of year… I… Continue reading

Eggplant Rollatini

We had a crazy few days over Memorial Day weekend and I wanted something pretty easy but delicious to make on Monday night for dinner. Eggplant cut into slices and baked until pliable,… Continue reading

Grilled Mexican Naan Pizza

I hope all of you are having a great holiday… and to any of you that serve our country, a very big thank you! We’ve been busy enjoying family, friends and spectacular weather…… Continue reading


I had never had a mojito until a few weeks ago, wow was I missing out! My husband would occasionally get them when we were out to dinner and I just never tried… Continue reading

Italian Sub with Chive Remoulade

I made these for our trip to Indianapolis for Superbowl weekend back in February and in the craziness of that trip totally forgot about them! French baguette spread with a homemade chive remoulade… Continue reading

Rosemary Strawberry Shortcake Trifle

Continuing my posts to help prepare everyone for Memorial Day weekend, here is the perfect dessert! Homemade rosemary shortcake stacked with fresh whipped cream and strawberries… whether you’re hosting people or invited to… Continue reading

Grilled Indian Shrimp with Asian Chopped Salad

We’ve been making good use of our grill since the weather has gotten nicer, and this was a good dinner from the other night. Shrimp tossed in basting oil and curry salt then… Continue reading

Greek Stuffed Pork Chops with Grilled Veggies

We have had unbelievable weather here this weekend. Sunshine, heat and not a cloud in the sky for days now… it’s been wonderful! I had bought these pork chops with the intention of… Continue reading

Shaved Squash Salad with Thyme Oil & Goat Cheese

In the spring and summer time, my husband and I like to experiment making different kinds of salads for lunch. We try different combinations of fruits, vegetables, oils and cheeses to come up… Continue reading

Farmers Market Gazpacho

One of my favorite things to eat during the spring and summer months is a gazpacho. It’s so refreshing and light, and the fact that it’s served cold makes it not only low… Continue reading

Seared Scallops with Shaved Spring Salad

We recently invested in a French style mandoline and I can’t even begin to tell you how much we’ve used it already. My favorite thing about it is that we can take vegetables… Continue reading

Root Vegetable Soup with Pancetta and Black Truffle Oil

I made this for dinner last night and oh. my. gosh…. it may be the most delicious soup I have ever had in my life. My husband practically ran into the kitchen on… Continue reading

Feta and Vegetable Stuffed Zucchini

We’ve been out of town visiting with family since Friday afternoon, so I apologize for the lack of posts this week! I have a bunch of really fun posts that I can’t wait… Continue reading

Soy and Rice Stuffed Cabbage

I made this for dinner a couple of weeks ago when it was a little warmer and not so rainy. My husband and I had been golfing all day so I wanted something… Continue reading

Roasted Pork and Brussels Sprouts with Maple-Balsamic Drizzle

We were supposed to get hit with a huge storm that was going to “take over the Northeast” at the beginning of this week, so I planned this hearty meal in case we… Continue reading

Citrus Meringues

I love, love, love meringues. They’re probably my favorite of all french cuisine. I love them poached, I love them baked, I love them as the base for a macaron or a great… Continue reading

Crème Brûlée

This was the final course in the big dinner I cooked for my husband and I a couple weekends ago (First course can be seen here, second here and main here). I’ve gotten… Continue reading

Beef Wellington with Roasted Vegetables

This was the main course in the dinner I cooked for my husband and I this past weekend (posts on the first course can be found here, second course here) and it was… Continue reading

Pan Seared Scallops and Chorizo

Once every couple of months or so, I cook my husband a really elaborate meal. I plan a menu, send him an invitation, we eat while listening to operas and make a whole… Continue reading