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Zoodles with shrimp, mushrooms and tomatoes
Bahama inspiration My husband and I recently spent 8 days with our friends Barbara and George boating through the Bahamas. It was a glorious trip...
Zoodles with leeks, pancetta & sundried tomatoes
Do you zoodle? If you are gluten free, low carb, paleo or just trying to eat less processed white food, zoodles are the answer you've been looking...
Watermelon, tomato and strawberry salad with burrata
Summer salad This has to be THE quintessential summer salad. Sweet watermelon, vine-ripened tomatoes and juicy strawberries, on top of...
Thai-style grilled flank steak
Easy and delicious Marinated in Thai seasonings of lime, fish sauce, brown sugar and chili peppers, this flank steak is mouth-wateringly flavorful...
Tangerine & strawberry sangria
Tangerines & strawberries Tangerines are a nice twist on the usual oranges in traditional sangria. Strawberries and Meyer lemons add color and...
Spiedies
Spiedies, the Binghamton tradition Our friend Art is a fabulous cook. He and my husband and a bunch of his buddies go camping and fishing together a...
Roasted tomato, pesto & burrata bruschetta
Everyday easy & perfect for Memorial Day Bruschetta is a summertime favorite in my house because it is so easy to make and can be created with...
Peach, caramelized onion & goat cheese crostini
What to do with one perfectly ripe peach? We are nearing the end of peach season and my family can't get enough of them. I keep buying bags of...
Peach and tomato gazpacho with goat cheese croutons
Grab peaches & heirloom tomatoes while you can! I have been posting a lot of peach and tomato recipes the last few weeks. I thought last week's...
Pavlova with berries, brown sugar and sour cream
Nothing beats a good pavlova A good pavlova is a show-stopper that will have your guests licking their plates and begging for more.  Seriously.  I...
Paella with artichokes, chicken, chorizo & shrimp
Paella cooking class for my book club I recently held a cooking class for my book club on how to make paella. The book we discussed is Cooked, A...
Lemon bars with salt and olive oil
Who knew lemon bars would love a little salt and olive oil? First let me say, I love lemon desserts. In fact, I love a good lemon dessert even more...
Kale, broccoli & tomato Caesar salad
Superfood heaven You can feel virtuous when you eat this healthy Caesar salad. It is packed with superfoods including: kale, broccoli, tomatoes,...
Grownup carrot cake
Inspired by an 80's classic, moist carrot cake Carrot cake has always been a family favorite. For years I made the carrot cake recipe published in...
Grilled chipotle-glazed steak salad
More salad-for-dinner This is a nice summertime salad-for-dinner, that goes great with a frosty margarita or Paloma cocktail. This recipe comes from...
Gerbera daisies in blue mason jars
If you have been following me for long you know I have fallen in love with blue mason jars and rustic frog lids. I routinely use them to create...
Garden mule cocktail
Blueberry and cucumber Moscow mule variation The original Moscow mule is a great canvas for some tasty variations. The Garden mule is my most recent...
Crazy-good smashed potato salad
Crazy-good! This salad is like nothing you have had before. Start with crispy, delicious grilled smashed potatoes seasoned with a little smoky...
Crab cakes with Asian dipping sauce
Asian fusion crab cakes These crab cakes are a fusion of traditional crab cakes and elements of Asian cuisine. I start with panko instead of bread...
Chicken, potato & prosciutto kabobs
Kabobs make summer easy In the dog days of summer, we all are looking for fast, easy and light meals. Kabobs are a natural choice, as you can create...
Chicken, berry, date & candied walnut salad
Salad-for-dinner This is one of my salad-for-dinner recipes. In other words, a salad that is substantial enough to serve for dinner. It is fresh,...
Avocado shrimp cocktails in a jar
Tasty appetizers for outdoor dining These individual appetizers are perfect for outdoor dining whether you are at the beach, at a picnic, on a boat...
Aperol Spritz
What is Aperol Aperol is a low-alcohol content liquor made from bitter orange, rhubarb, and a secret assortment of roots and herbs. Aperol was...
Angel food cake
All-American cake Angel food cake is an American invention that goes back to the late 1800's. The first recipe for Angel Food Cake was published by...
4th of July flower arrangements
Fireworks were my inspiration for these fun 4th of July flower arrangements. I use white hydrangea, red tulips and a little bear grass to create a...