At the farmers market I found what looked like round zucchinis. I had never seen them before. I instantly started to brainstorm ways to stuff them. I went to work in the kitchen chopping and sauteing. Coming out with what I feel like is a perfect blend of fall flavors in a pretty little package. […]

Today is national donut day and the stars have aligned. I managed to finally complete my Cherry Port Glazed Chocolate donuts. These have been on my list for at least two years and I finally got around to creating them. Although, with the baby around I did take some short cuts. I used boxed chocolate […]

Christmas morning is full of anticipation and surprises. It is about gathering under the Christmas tree with your family, enjoying each other.  That doesn’t mean no one gets hungry! This cocoa and cranberry oatmeal is warm and decadent. Perfect for a chilly morning and hungry guests. You can set this up the night before and […]

It has always been a fantasy of mine to bring back proper tea time. While in London I went to an Alice in Wonderland Tea and it was fabulous! There is something about tea time that makes you feel like a “proper” lady. Everything just seems so pretty and dainty. Of course, I loved the […]

    If you are thinking this is a play on shrimp and grits, you are right! When I think of polenta I equate to more of an Italian dish. I love how versatile it is. I have made appetizers with it, main dishes, sides, and even dessert. This creamy version with spicy, garlicky shrimp […]

I am so touched by the outpouring of love and support during our NICU experience with baby Siena. Social media can be a very negative place. People can use it to tear others down instead of lifting up. In this case so many people shared their experiences and offered encouragement. Many prayers and well wishes […]

My dad loves his Italian deli’s and has passed that on to me. He does his best to find the best sandwich place (among other things) where ever he travels. When he would come home from a trip he would always have stories about where he ate. A good sandwich goes a long way. It […]

Recently the women’s group at my church held a fundraiser. Each participant took 3 containers and filled them with whatever they could think of. We had soups, sauces, chili, salads, and other yummy concoctions.  I chose to make a butternut squash soup with caramelized onions. The sweet onions were a perfect compliment to the butternut […]

I found a handwritten recipe from grandmother for her Chicken Marsala. It is one of my grandfather’s favorites. One mother’s day I wanted to make something special. I took this recipe and added the pancetta with the cream.  This created a new favorite dish. A couple years later I ended up on this journey with […]

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