Cinnamon Spice Pistachio Biscotti When it comes to sweets of any type, I prefer something with fruit or nuts or one that contains warm spices. When I can, I add cinnamon to anything I bake. There is nothing better in my mind than the aroma of cinnamon wafting through myRead More →

Barley Beet & Strawberry Salad I make some type of grain salad at least once a month, often much more often. Mixing grains and vegetables create hearty salads that keep you feeling full and are great meatless meals. I usually use farro as my grain of choice, an ancient grainRead More →

Spring Peas With Onions And Pancetta I have a confession to make…..I have a love-hate relationship with peas. I grew up being served canned peas…..yes, I do mean those awful, army green colored mushy things that melt in your mouth. This early childhood pea experience created an aversion to peasRead More →

Lemon, Olive Oil Biscotti With Almonds I’ve shared in that past that we have a biscotti jar sitting on our kitchen counter that I am responsible for keeping full. It is actually my husband’s biscotti container because I am not usually a cookie kind of girl. I have been remissRead More →

Spring Pasta With Asparagus Pesto I love to prepare seasonal dishes using local ingredients in my kitchen. Obviously, as we pass from one season to the next, our tastes change due to the weather and what ingredients are available to us. As much as I love a warm bowl ofRead More →

Marinated Beans With Celery & Ricotta Salata We spent the month of February in Florida, and I must admit that I thoroughly enjoyed the warm weather. Our new puppy arrived at the beginning of our stay, and he immediately settled in,  sleeping through the night in his crate, walking onRead More →

Calamari With Sun-Dried Tomatoes & Olives This is a dish I first enjoyed on the island of Sardinia. We took the ferry there and had a glorious time driving all over the island and dining on their specialty foods. The cuisine of Sardinia is unique, and being a small island,Read More →

Pasta With Asparagus & Parmesan Fonduta Spring in Michigan is always interesting. Last week we had temperatures in the thirties with snow flurries, and this week our temperatures have risen to the eighties. Spring is my favorite season as I love to see my backyard come to life as aRead More →

Sourdough Focaccia With Kalamata Olives I did a lot of bread baking during the first six months of 2020, and as difficult as last year was, I did learn to bake with sourdough and perfected both my sourdough bread and my sourdough focaccia. I won’t detail making a sourdough starterRead More →