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 […]

  Mother’s day is right around the corner. Brunch season is in full swing and so are family gatherings. Whether you have people visiting or you are preparing a spread you need this easy overnight Greek egg bake. This egg bake has English muffins that become packed with flavor from the cherry tomatoes, kalamata olives, […]

  Pasta Punttanesca is one of my all time favorite pasta dishes. It is a go to dish any type of night for me. It is the best way to make a regular tomato sauce taste special.I even got Brian into it and became part of my regular pasta rotation. This and shrimp scampi are […]

This Bolognese inspired baked ziti is a great weeknight dish. Adding ground beef to this dish makes it even more satisfying. Like a bolognese sauce carrots and wine add another layer of flavor. The ricotta makes the sauce even creamier. Then topped with lots of mozzarella cheese, which is everyone’s favorite part! My husband is […]

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