Your Holiday & Seasonal Guide for Food & Lifestyle

Mini Pesto Rosso Pizzas with Spinach and Goat Cheese

mini pesto rosso pizzas

Mini pesto rosso pizzas combine the flavors of sundried tomatoes, spinach, and goat cheese I love pizza!  And if you feel the same way, then I have a great recipe to share with you.  First, my mini pesto rosso pizzas are very easy to … [Continue reading]

Pesto Rosso Sauce with Almonds, Tomatoes, and Parmesan

pesto rosso sauce

Create a classic pesto rosso sauce in minutes. A pesto rosso sauce is a classic Italian spread also known as red pesto sauce.  Its main ingredient being sundried tomatoes gives this sauce both its color and taste.  In comparison, green pesto sauce … [Continue reading]

Mini Tomato Basil Quiches made Crustless

mini tomato basil quiches

Mini Tomato Basil Quiches made Crustless Looking for a great appetizer... maybe a small bite for brunch?  Then try my mini tomato basil quiches.  They're just the perfect finger food for any special occasion; easy to pick up and very easy to eat.  … [Continue reading]

S’mores Cookies with Chocolate, Graham, and Marshmallows

s'mores cookies

S'mores Cookies served warm with melting gooey chocolate and marshmallows It's just like being at a campfire.  Just take two graham crackers and squeeze melted chocolate and toasted marshmallows between them... Yum!  Only this is less messy, … [Continue reading]

Berry Martini Cocktail with Sugared Rim

berry martini cocktail

Berry martini cocktail is a poolside pleasure A warm summer day is so welcoming.  I wish we had more days like this… but I live in the northeast.  Seasons change and soon summer will become fall; so I make the most out of every beautiful day that I … [Continue reading]

Panna Cotta Topped with Fresh Berries

panna cotta with berries

Panna Cotta topped with fresh berries makes a light and tasty dessert. And sometimes that’s all you need after a full meal; a light dessert to satisfy your sweet tooth.  It’s a wonderful end to that perfect evening.  Panna Cotta is an easy dessert … [Continue reading]

Baked Pesto Cod Quick and Simple

baked pesto cod

Baked pesto cod is a simple fix when you need a quick healthy meal. Sometimes you just need a simple solution for dinner; something that's quick to prepare without compromising on taste.  Fish is a great choice because it cooks fast and its … [Continue reading]

Ginger Skirt Steaks Marinade with Pepsi

ginger skirt steaks marinade

Ginger skirt steaks marinade adds Asian flavor to your beef. One secret to preparing your beef ahead of time... is to just marinate it.  Ginger skirt steaks marinate with only 4 ingredients: ginger, garlic, soy sauce, and Coke (or Pepsi).  To make … [Continue reading]

Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

carrot cake

Carrot cake with cream cheese frosting is a rich and tasty dessert. And that’s how a dessert should be… just the right amount of decadence for the perfect ending to a great meal.  Anyone who loves cake should always have a great carrot cake recipe … [Continue reading]

Sauteed Corn with Red Bell Pepper

sauteed corn

Sauteed Corn with Red Bell Pepper is an easy way to enjoy your corn without the cob. If you love eating corn on the cob, then you're going to love making this recipe.  Sauteed corn removes the mess of eating corn on the cob, while preserving all the … [Continue reading]

Basil Pesto Sauce with Parmesan, Romano, and Pine Nuts

basil pesto sauce

Create a classic basil pesto sauce in minutes Simple and refreshing… especially when you use only the best ingredients.  Basil pesto sauce combines the aromatic flavor of basil with garlic, pine nuts, cheese, and extra virgin olive oil.  The two … [Continue reading]

Zucchini Coins with Sea Salt and Lemon

zucchini coins

Zucchini coins are a tasty treat. Although you can’t purchase anything with these tasty coins, they certainly are worth their weight in gold!  You can’t go wrong when you invest the short amount of time it takes to make these golden treats.  All you … [Continue reading]

Chocolate Chip Walnut Cookies from Scratch

chocolate chip walnut cookies

Homemade chocolate chip walnut cookies are a sweet treat. And why not indulge in something sweet once in a while?  Chocolate chip walnut cookies are easy to make… and with a glass of milk are a joy to eat!  This makes me feel like a kid again.  … [Continue reading]

Tulips Bloom in Spring and Fun Facts Too

The history and beauty of tulips and fun facts too. It's spring and tulips are blooming!  Every year we see these brilliant 6-petal flowers pop up from the ground; after their long winter slumber.  The intensity of their color cuts through the … [Continue reading]

Spinach Cheddar Quiche Made Easy

spinach cheddar quiche

Spinach cheddar quiche is a light and flavorful meal for any time of day. Eggs aren’t just for breakfast and brunch… and the same is true for a great quiche.  It makes a light lunch or dinner when you’re not interested in eating a meal that’s too … [Continue reading]

Mother’s Day Remembered and Fun Facts too

mother's day remembered

The history of Mother's Day observed Mother's Day is a national holiday celebrated on the second Sunday in May.  It's an American holiday that honors motherhood and maternal bonds.  It's a time honored tradition for giving cards, candy, flowers, and … [Continue reading]

Blueberry Muffins with Sour Cream

blueberry muffins

  Light and fluffy blueberry muffins for your next brunch. If you enjoy a great muffin then, why not indulge in an everyday favorite?  Everyone needs a basic blueberry muffin recipe, and this one is all you’ll ever need!  These blueberry muffins … [Continue reading]

Herbed Garlic Croutons that are Easy and Homemade

herbed garlic croutons

Herbed garlic croutons made with French baguette. Here is a simple way to spruce up your salads.  Try making homemade herbed garlic croutons.  It’s so easy to bake up a batch of these crunchy bites, you may never go back to store bought again.  Just … [Continue reading]

Greek Salad with Stuffed Grape Leaves

Greek Salad with stuffed grape leaves is a traditional favorite. A Greek salad makes a delicious lunch or dinner side.  The basic ingredients include lettuce, tomatoes, and cucumbers.  What gives this salad a Mediterranean flair are the extras:  … [Continue reading]

Juice and Zest in Limes, Lemons, and Oranges

juice and zest in limes, lemons, and oranges

Measurable quantities of Juice and zest in limes, lemons, and oranges. Ever wonder how much juice is in a lemon?  Or how much zest an orange can render?  It’s something to consider especially when using citrus often in cooking and baking.  As I see … [Continue reading]

Stuffed Grape Leaves (Dolmades)

stuffed grape leaves

Stuffed grape leaves with a hamburger and rice filling. My mother is visiting, so today is a very special day for me.  When my mother and I get together, we spend a lot of time in the kitchen…making Greek food of course!  This time we prepared … [Continue reading]