I am not a fan of oatmeal cookies, however my husband is. He is not into the traditional Italian cookies that my family bakes. Which is totally crazy, I know. He has also been searching for Whole Foods Gingerbread Oatmeal. It is a seasonal item that he looks forward too. I always have to stock […]

  The holiday season is in full swing! The air is buzzing with everyone shopping, planning, and prepping. It seems the days go by faster than we can prepare.  Of course, food is at the top of everyone’s checklist. From cocktail parties to tree trimming snacks and Christmas dinner, there is most likely an abundance […]

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 seems the fall season is a holiday within itself. People get so excited as the weather cools down and pumpkin spice fills the air. People are trading their summer tomatoes for butternut squash, cinnamon, and apples. Fall also seems to kick off events centered around gathering. From September thru January there are a flurry […]

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 […]

S’mores are a seasonal treat that are popular into the summer all the way to the fall. The gooey marshmallows and melted chocolate in between graham crackers is a decadent treat. This dessert is just simple fun. I could eat these treats for breakfast, lunch, and dinner! Lucky for me, Post has created Honey Maid®  […]

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 […]

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