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…

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…

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…

A Vegetarian Delight

“stay close to people who feel like sunshine” Today I feel like vegetables for dinner, my grandmother used to make this delicious summer vegetable dish; of course there isn’t a recipe to follow. I looked through my recipes and found a ratatouille recipes that I made in the past, so I did a mixture of…

Chicken Sausage over Polenta

“just another magic monday” Yes, another polenta and sausage recipe, Ronnie and Anthony told me that they could eat polenta everyday; I think they are very serious! I, on the other hand, would like something different, but it is easy, tasty and healthy, so why bother if they are happy. This time I switched it…

Just Another Tuesday

“life is full of possibilities” Tonight, Ronnie wants cod, vegetables, and a side of polenta for dinner. I wanted to change it up a bit, so I came up with this. I seasoned the cod, cut up a bunch of veggies, and put them over the top of the cod. I also made my grandmother’s…

Eggplant in Crushed Tomatoes, Mama’s Way

“memories are timeless treasures of the heart” Another one of my favorite recipes that my grandmother used to make — eggplant in crushed tomatoes. She would cut up the eggplant, sauté it, and put a can of crushed tomatoes over it. My grandmother would make everything look so easy and quick; maybe it was because…

A Quiet Saturday Night

“whatever is good for the soul – do that” Ronnie and I are very rarely alone on the weekends, which we don’t mind. Our granddaughters slept over on Friday night; we did dinner and ice cream with them. It is always hectic when the 3 of them sleep over, but it’s well worth every special…

Turkey Stuffed Peppers

“I can smell autumn dancing in the breeze” Today was one of those days – I didn’t know what to make for dinner. My daughter mentioned that she was making stuffed peppers on Thursday, so I thought I would do the same for tonight.  I don’t think that I ever made stuffed peppers with meat,…

Sunday’s Meatloaf

“good bye summer, hello autumn” This is the meatloaf I made on Sunday. I usually make my grandmothers version, which is totally different from your typical meatloaf; I will save that one for another day. I looked in my refrigerator to see what I had and this is what I came up with. I hope…