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Special Salad

This salad is a favorite of my family and friends.  I get requests for this salad every time I am asked to bring a dish to an event.  I thought I would share this easy recipe with you.  The key to great salad is be sure that your lettuce is washed and dried thoroughly.  Hope…

Summer 2020 Bounty

Farm Markets Nothing is better than summer fruits and vegetables.  I just love this time of year.  The corn in the fields is as high as an elephant’s eye.  So today my mission is to visit some of my favorite local farm markets.  Checking to see if I have my mask, hand sanitizer, elastic gloves, and,…

Cream of Crab Soup

1 lb. Crab meat (picked with shells removed) ½ Vidalia Onion, chopped 1 Tablespoon Fresh Parsley ½ Cup Butter ½ Teaspoon Salt ¼ Teaspoon Pepper ½ Tablespoon Old Bay Seasoning Cracked Pepper to Taste 2 Cups Half and Half ¼ Cup Heavy Whipping Cream 1 Cup Milk ¼ Cup Flour 6-8 Tablespoons Cooking Sherry Instructions:…

Italian Love Cake

I made this cake for my sister, Linda, for her birthday.  Since her birthday is later in August, we celebrate all month.  I did not cut a slice because I wanted her to see it first.  This cake was just yum!!! Happy Birthday little sister! Oh, everyone asks me why this is called “Italian Love…

Eggplant Parmesan

I am so in love with eggplant that I just had to share this recipe.  Did you know that there is a male and female eggplant? Look at the indentation at bottom of your eggplant.  If it’s deep and shaped like a dash, it’s a female.  It it’s shallow and round, it’s a male.  The…

Summertime!

  Summertime and the livin’ is easy. When my sister and I were kids, we couldn’t wait until school was out in early June so we could ride our bikes to the pool and  hang out with friends. We could not wait to go to the beach each summer. Atlantic City, NJ was our place to vacation.  The…

Pumpkin Pie

Written in fall of 2016.  Just posted!   Goodbye summer!  Fall snuck in way to fast.  School started, conference attended, fun time with the girls. Getting my sweaters out of the attic.  Wish I had some pumpkin pie right now.  If any of you have a great recipe, please share.  We are right on the…

Italian Wedding Soup

There is nothing better than cooking soup on a cold snowy Saturday that is warm and comforting to the soul.  This is my Italian grandmother’s Italian Wedding Soup Recipe. There are a lot of steps to this delicious soup, but it is worth your time.  You can freeze some for later. Italian Wedding Soup Ingredients…

74° in December

Thanksgiving meal is over and already burned off from the gym, I mean ZUMBA! Tree is decorated, cards are addressed and mailed.  Christmas shopping complete and presents wrapped, gift cards…check, house cleaned and decorated.  Christmas eve dinner planned, lunch with friends scheduled, I’m done!  Stick a fork in me! Christmas customs have changed over the…

Summertime and the Livin’ is Easy

Don’t you remember when you were out of school for the summer and thought those long days would never end? Not a care in the world, hanging out with friends, skateboarding, riding our bikes to the pool, living in flip-flops.  It was easier back then knowing someone was taking care of us. The dog days…