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Appetizers and Sides

New York City

By On August 6, 2014

Jesse and I just came back from NYC. The food, people, shopping, museums, and the architecture make for a  magnificent town. The post office and many office building are art-deco, and they… Read More

grilled clams
Appetizers and Sides

Grilled Clams

By On July 23, 2014

  I really enjoyed this recipe. It is easy, delicious and perfect for a summer appetizer or a main dish with a salad and other sides. I especially love clams, they remind… Read More

tomatoes with blue cheese
Appetizers and Sides

Heirloom Tomatoes with Gorgonzola Cheese

By On July 16, 2014

This recipe is adapted from the Barefoot Contessa‘s blue cheese dressing. I used Gorgonzola cheese. Gorgonzola is a veined Italian blue cheese made from unskimmed cows milk, mostly produced in Northern Italy.… Read More

strawberry pie

Strawberry Pie

By On July 10, 2014

Do you post pictures on Facebook for throw-back Thursday? Well, this pie is a throw-back to the ’80’s. My beautiful mom used to make this pie all the time with Pillsbury pie… Read More

ribs 2
Chicken, Beef, Pork

Happy Birthday America!

By On June 30, 2014

It’s almost the 4th of July!  Let me know what you are cooking. I say why not celebrate with ribs? Juicy, St. Louis pork ribs, sauced with Stubb’s BBQ sauce. Before Stubbs… Read More

Appetizers and Sides


By On June 23, 2014

What is scafata? I saw it in Bon Appetit, looking absolutely delicious with a poached egg on top and I knew I just had to make it!  I am always looking for… Read More

Lois Richwine "PEI mussels" smoked paprika recipes
Appetizers and Sides

PEI Mussels with Smoked Paprika

By On June 21, 2014

This is an easy appetizer or a light main dish. Perfect on a summer night, with a salad. I added smoked paprika, one of my favorite spices to enhance  the flavor with… Read More

Appetizers and Sides

Seared Sea Scallops

By On June 4, 2014

A scallop is a common name applied to many species of marine bivalve mollusks in the family Pectinidae, the scallops. Scallops are a cosmopolitan family, found in all of the world’s oceans.… Read More


Penne with Asparagus

By On May 25, 2014

I was inspired to make this recipe after one of my best friends, Pixie Yates, sent me a picture of the dinner she made Saturday night at her home in NYC.  Pixie… Read More


Blueberry & Peach Crisp

By On May 5, 2014

This delicious, fast and easy dessert is adapted from Melissa Clark‘s, Mixed Berry Crunch that I saw in the New York Times in 2008 and I have been making it ever since.… Read More