Raspberry, Dark Chocolate Chunk Muffins We are presently in Florida for a month, taking a break from the cold weather in Michigan. The day after we arrived in Florida, I had a new puppy fly in with his flight nanny from Texas. The puppy, named Zachary, is settling in nicely,Read More →

Stovetop Skillet Lasagna This Stove Top Skillet Lasagna is a Traditional Italian recipe but made on the stove top. No need to heat the oven. Perfect for week nights or anytime you have a craving for Lasagna. So good you might make it this way all the time! I thinkRead More →

Valentine’s Day Menu Valentine’s Day is a time to show that special someone in your life how much you care, and what expresses that more than a well planned, elegant dinner for two? It is suggested that if you are setting the mood for love, that you should keep theRead More →

Holiday Green Bean & Radicchio Salad I take my holiday menu planning very seriously. Although I always take my family’s requests into consideration, I like to add at least one new dish each year to our holiday table. This year I tested a few different side dishes but ended upRead More →

Easy Peanut Butter Cookies These Peanut Butter Cookies are so easy and delicious. The perfect amount of peanut butter makes them tasty and so hard to resist. Everyone will love these not just the kids! How to make the Cookies In a large bowl cream the butter, peanut butter, vanillaRead More →

Holiday Dried Fruit & Oat Bread I have baked more bread in the last six months than I have in the prior six decades. The Pandemic sent many of us into our kitchens, and I took that time to perfect my bread baking. I baked so many loaves of sourdoughRead More →

Chicken Cacciatore Chicken Cacciatore is one of those recipes that we always thoroughly enjoy but just do not make often enough. I love chicken no matter how it is prepared, and my husband loves polenta so when I prepare this dish I always serve it on creamy polenta for him.Read More →

Italian Castagnole Italian Castagnole  are a delicious sweet treat, soft on the inside and crunchy on the outside. The most popular pastry during Carnival time. They are usually fried and while still warm are then rolled in sugar. So good you can’t stop at just one! Italians like to celebrateRead More →