30 November, 2016

Pork Chops & Eggs – An Old School Coffee Shop Favorite

Pork Chops & Eggs – An Old School Coffee Shop Favorite
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Here’s a thought, when you have a small portion of leftover meat from last night’s dinner, why not add it to the next day’s breakfast or lunch? I have to confess that my husband is the “King of Opposition” when it comes to eating leftovers. What he doesn’t know (and please don’t tell him) is
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29 November, 2016

Parmesan Sage Pork Chops

Parmesan Sage Pork Chops
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  I enjoy sharing my favorite recipes with our great neighbors and friends. Yeah like you didn’t have a clue by now that that could be a highlight of my day. So when a friend shares a recipe they enjoy I love it! Pork chops are not my favorite meat, but adding two great ingredients like Parmesan
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28 November, 2016

Marsala Chicken aka Chicken Cooked in Wine – Oh Yah!

Marsala Chicken aka Chicken Cooked in Wine – Oh Yah!
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Chicken marsala is an Italian-American dish made with chicken, mushrooms, and Marsala wine. It dates back to the 19th century, where it most likely originated from western Sicily, where Marsala wine is produced. It is believed to be a variation of traditional Italian scaloppini dishes.  There are numerous variations of Chicken Marsala recipes. This is not the
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27 November, 2016

Breakfast at Busick Court

Breakfast at Busick Court
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We were up at o’dark hundred on Saturday after Black Friday to get an early start on running errands. No, we weren’t going to join the thousands out super shopping. We needed practical things like gas for the car, yarn for an unfinished project, and a few essential items from the grocery store. And while we
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26 November, 2016

Simply Bread

Simply Bread
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I love making bread. I love the smell of bread baking in the oven. And of course I love eating it once it emerges hot from the oven, crusty on the outside, soft on the inside. And the flavor…. When you think about it, taste is really complex. It uses all five senses: smell, touch, sight
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25 November, 2016

Potato, Potaato, Pancakes – One Way To Use Leftovers

Potato, Potaato, Pancakes – One Way To Use Leftovers
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Woke up this morning remembering yesterday’s great feast with friends and then the song “Potato, potaato, tomato, tomaato….” started rattling around in my head. (Please excuse the misspelling — trying to empathize that the same word is pronounced differently in the song. If you missed the blog on homonyms, etc. click here for the Chili For a
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23 November, 2016

Twas The Day Before Thanksgiving

Twas The Day Before Thanksgiving
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Thanksgiving holiday in the US is tomorrow and I can picture most of you preparing something today for your dinner feast OR making reservations for a nearby restaurant. And that’s okay too!  While I try to be thankful and appreciative for all the fortunes of love, life, and laughter everyday, this time of year in particular we all
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22 November, 2016

Cheese It! The Holiday Cheese Balls Are Rolling Out

Cheese It! The Holiday Cheese Balls Are Rolling Out
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We are invited by our good friend’s to join them and their family for Thanksgiving. And when I asked what contribution we could make to the dinner, MaryLou said “Cheese Ball for an appetizer.” Okay! Now which recipe do I want to make that will be tasty, but not too addictive. We’ll all want to
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21 November, 2016

Gobble Up This Turkey Apple Sausage

Gobble Up This Turkey Apple Sausage
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Before everyone is tired of turkey recipes, I wanted to share this one for an easy turkey sausage. The recipe uses ground turkey so not a recipe to use up Thanksgiving leftovers – sorry. I’m not a big fan of sausage unless it is Italian sausage. And normally I would not eat sausage for breakfast
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20 November, 2016

Spice It Up With A Little Italian…. Seasoning

Spice It Up With A Little Italian…. Seasoning
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  Italians are known for being a little spicy… in a manner of speaking. Does being a short Italian count in the phrase “spice it up with a little Italian”? Myself and a few other short Italians I know could qualify if that was the case. (Not that I’m naming names Cheri, Julia, and Tina)
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19 November, 2016

Pasta For Breakfast? Sure!

Pasta For Breakfast? Sure!
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Italians like to make sure nothing goes to waste in the fridge.  When it comes to cooking, we use ingredients in different and non-traditional ways at times. Take, for instance, pasta for breakfast. Growing up I didn’t think anything of it, after all, my uncle owned and operated a pasta factory. When his son was
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18 November, 2016

It Doesn’t Have To Be St. Patrick’s Day To Make Corned Beef – Hash That is

It Doesn’t Have To Be St. Patrick’s Day To Make Corned Beef – Hash That is
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Corned beef was on sale at the market and it’s November! I had to buy one. The freezer is full (shocker) and since we’re approximately 4 months away from St. Patrick’s Day I had to figure out a way to use this corned beef now. Well, yes, I could have cooked it up for a
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