Tonights Dinner

“I embrace the quiet and calmness of the night” Tonight I decided to make something different other than a polenta dish. I decided on couscous with roasted butternut squash and feta cheese, I also felt like having steak. It was going to be a quiet night, with just Ronnie, Anthony and myself for dinner. Coucous…

Not Our Typical Sunday Dinner

“kindness is like snow; it beautifies everything it covers” – Kahili Gibran Today we decided to make a small version of our Christmas Eve dinner. My favorite is the stuffed mushrooms and spaghetti and clam sauce. My kids’ favorite is the baked stuffed shrimp. We also all love lobster. But, to our disappointment, the fish…

Shannon's Chicken and Broccoli with a Twist

“stay close to people who feel like sunshine” Since the holidays are over, and my foot is healing, and I don’t have to wear the boot anymore, I can start to cook the way I usually do. Holidays are great, but we get off course with the way we eat. I decided to make Shannon’s…

Yummy Pizzelles

“enjoy the little things” These are one of my family’s favorites. I try to make them during the holidays, although Anthony requests them all the time. I’ve tried many recipes, but this one is my favorite. The recipe came with the Cuisinart maker. I hope you enjoy them as much as we do. Classic Pizzelle…

Happy New Year

“trust the magic of new beginnings” Every New Year, it’s a tradition in my family to make lentils. It’s supposed to bring in the new year with good luck; so every year I make them. I always wonder if it would make a difference if I didn’t make them, but I won’t take a chance….

Merry Christmas

“may the miracle of Christmas fill your hearts with joy” Day 2: Another day of food, family and a whole lot of fun, it doesn’t get better than this. The girls had the time of their lives as they opened all there gifts. Memories of Christmas morning with my kids are priceless, they would be…

Christmas Eve

“may you never be to grown up to search the skies on Christmas Eve” Christmas is truly the most wonderful time of year. It’s the season for giving, spending time with family, and enjoying all the traditions. Christmas Eve is all about the 7 fishes, the one night that everyone looks forward to. We start…

Breakfast for Sunday Dinner

“take time to do what makes your soul happy” Nyla called me Saturday night to suggest that we have breakfast for Sunday dinner. We all thought it was a good idea, and since Isaiah offered to make all of it, I was very happy. Allie and Mia are away at a cheerleading competition, and Teri…

Believe in the Magic of Christmas

“the best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear” – Elf Anyone who knows me, knows how much I love the Christmas season. I start watching Christmas movies the minute they are on the Hallmark channel; I also watch Christmas in July. My all time favorite Christmas movie is Elf,…

Pasta Carbonara

“home is my happy place” Since it was a long weekend, my granddaughters stayed over most of it. I remember when I was young, my sister and I would stay at our grandparents house as much as our parents would let us. We have the best memories, and we always seem to reminisce when we…