Sunshine and Family

“stay close to people who feel like sunshine” Today, another day that when I woke up the sun was shining. These winter days have been so beautiful, I just want them to last. All week I have been thinking of my Grandmother Mama’s eggplant parmesan. She always made the most delicious meals. So, for dinner…

Friday Morning Sunshine

“Let there be sunshine in your soul today” Today, there is a quiet crispiness in the air. We still have a light snow covering the ground, but the sun is so beautiful, it makes me want spring to come quicker. The joys of New England weather, you never know how it’s going to be until…

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…

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,…

Happy Thanksgiving

“what if, today, we were grateful for everything” – charlie brown Holidays always bring back fond memories of my dad, he loved when all his children were together. My dad gave me a special gift, he taught me how to welcome people into my house when they didn’t have a place to eat. When I…