February 22, 2016
avocado

Seafood can be intimidating to many beginners; perhaps it is is because of the steeper price tag or...

January 15, 2016

When I was a student in Italy many years ago, a dear friend taught me the craft of making homemade...

January 7, 2016
pasta

Transitioning from the indulgence of the holidays back to a healthy diet can be difficult.  ...

January 5, 2016

It is National Spaghetti Day (yes, this holiday exists) and we are celebrating with pots of pasta...

November 16, 2015
gnocchi

Fresh gnocchi has become readily available in recent years and can be easily found in your regular...

October 24, 2015
chicken

It is no secret that one pot dinners are time savers.  Not only does it cut down on prep time...

October 12, 2015
lasagna

Lasagna comes in all shapes, sizes and flavors.  Like most fall foods, this lasagna is...

October 6, 2015

Baked ziti is a classic and this version highlights fall flavors by using pumpkin puree as the base...

September 29, 2015
shells

Cheesy chicken chipotle shells is a bold meal that with spice up dinnertime any night of the week...

September 22, 2015

There are a million ways to prepare spaghetti and meatballs and this meatless version is one of my...

September 18, 2015
sauce

The very last summer tomatoes are making their way to the market.  These stragglers are...

August 3, 2015
garlic

For better or worse, just like with fashion or technology, the food industry experiences fads....

July 7, 2015
pasta

Vegan spaghetti bolognese is a favorite Italian dish that is free from any and all animal...

June 2, 2015
mac n' cheese

If you are a comfort food junkie, then you will be hard pressed to turn down a bowl of steak...

May 31, 2015
pasta

Cream cheese pasta salad with chicken and vegetables is the perfect party food because you can...

May 22, 2015
potato

No matter the meal, the side dishes are just as important as the main event.  They are...

May 20, 2015
pasta

We are getting ready for Memorial Day and pulling out all our favorite barbecue recipes.  You...

May 14, 2015

Orzo salad is one of my favorite quick and easy meals.  This versatile dish can be made with...

April 24, 2015
tortellini

Tortellini salad is a quick and easy meal that is best enjoyed outdoors.  This salad is...

April 15, 2015
short ribs

If you were lucky enough to receive a tax refund, splurge on a gourmet meal made right at home....

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