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Guacamole

I still remember the first time I ate guacamole. It was (way back) during my freshman year in college, and a friend of mine served this ‘creamy green stuff’ with chips that I absolutely loved – but had never tasted before! Decades later, I can’t imagine how I grew up never having eaten guacamole (or […]

Oven Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Lemon Aioli

Oven Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Lemon Aioli is a flavor combination that you will absolutely love! The inspiration for this recipe comes from Brew Fish Bar & Eatery in Marion, Massachusetts. Jack and I ate there for the very first time last weekend, after our daughter’s swim meet.  Several swim parents we were talking to […]

Citrus Chicken and Rice Soup

Looking for a new twist on a classic chicken soup recipe? Today’s Citrus Chicken and Rice Soup is for you! I’m someone who loves a bowl of warm, comforting chicken soup just about any day of the week.  This easy and delicious Citrus Chicken and Rice Soup is destined to become a new favorite! We […]

Spaghetti Squash Gremolata

I can still remember the first time I ate spaghetti squash.  It was many years ago at a restaurant in Boston – and I remember being so intrigued by a squash that, when cooked, has flesh that resembles strands of spaghetti!  It was love at first bite – with a delicate and almost buttery taste […]

White Bean Dip

There’s an old proverb: “Necessity is the mother of invention.” And that saying holds true for this wonderful White Bean Dip! A few weeks ago, we made some Boston Baked Beans and since then, we’ve had a bag of dry navy beans in our kitchen cabinet.  Not wanting to see perfectly good navy beans go […]

Lemon Dill Compound Butter

Whether you are cooking a simple weeknight dinner, or a preparing special meal, our Lemon Dill Compound Butter is a quick and easy way to add some great, fresh flavors – and a special little touch of elegance – to your meal! Our lemon dill compound butter is a combination of butter mixed with fresh, […]

Waldorf Salad

As teenagers, my sister Regina and I both tried out for our high school play – the classic musical “Anything Goes” by Cole Porter. We had to learn a number of songs and dances and, to this day, I still remember many of the lyrics from that show! One song we learned, “You’re The Top,” […]

Margaritas

It wouldn’t be a true Cinco de Mayo fiesta without a great beverage to go along with all of that fabulous Mexican food – and these Margaritas are just the thing! This is another terrific recipe from the Barefoot Contessa Parties! cookbook, and Jack and I both agree that these margaritas are some of the […]

Honey Dijon Ranch Dressing

Sometimes, when I’m getting ready to eat a salad, I’m a little indecisive about which dressing I want to put on my salad.  But thanks to this recipe for homemade Honey Dijon Ranch Dressing – I no longer have to choose between my two favorites! This recipe combines the best of two worlds – the […]