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Zucchini Tomato Skewers with Fresh Herb Dressing

Add these easy and delicious Zucchini Tomato Skewers with Fresh Herb Dressing to any summertime grilling menu! It has begun! After a week of hazy and hot weather – our backyard garden is starting to yield zucchini and the very first of our sweet cherry tomatoes! It’s just a matter of time before we have […]

Chicken Thighs with Mushrooms, Lemon and Herbs

Today’s Chicken Thighs with Mushrooms, Lemon and Herbs recipe is perfect for a quick weeknight meal at home – but it’s so delicious, you’ll think you are eating at a gourmet restaurant. And even better – this recipe is made with ingredients that you probably already have on hand in your kitchen. To make this […]

Herbed Tomatoes

Last week I had the huge pleasure of enjoying these delicious Herbed Tomatoes at a local event sponsored by Better Homes and Gardens and Miele USA – and I’m sharing the recipe with you today! At the Haute Style Summer Entertaining Event, a group of food, DIY and lifestyle bloggers, as well as local design […]


We have an AMAZING home garden growing this summer – which is not usually the case here in New England! Our growing season is very short here in Massachusetts and living near the coast, our soil is mostly sand which is not at all conducive to growing vegetables. So the success of our garden has […]

Parmesan Truffle Fries

PIN THIS RECIPE NOW! Last weekend, my husband Jack and I went out to dinner (a belated anniversary date) at one of our favorite local restaurants called Ella’s Wood Oven.  It’s an unassuming place from the outside, but inside – the owner and head chef, Marc Swierkowski, performs magic turning out some amazing meals!  Not […]

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 […]

Pan Roasted Tomatoes with Herbs

We’ve been grilling a lot lately so we’re always looking for healthy and delicious side dishes to go along with our summertime meals.  These Pan Roasted Tomatoes with Herbs are a terrific option with grilled meats – plus they are quick and easy to make! Simply heat some olive oil in a large sauté pan.  […]

Lobster Sambuca Over Fettuccini

With Father’s Day coming up soon, I’ve been planning to treat my husband Jack to a really special meal, and this Lobster Sambuca Over Fettuccini fits the bill! Jack is such a great father and husband. He’s a very hard worker – at his full-time job, around the house, and on this blog – and […]

Chicken Piccata

We’ve had some gorgeous weather here in New England over the last few days, and finally (FINALLY!) it feels like Spring!  The warmer weather is making us think of lighter fare and our lemony Chicken Piccata is the perfect option for a light and flavorful dinner. According to Wikipedia, piccata is a method of preparing […]

Dinner Party Series – Part 3: Herb Basted Salmon

For Day 3 of our Dinner Party Series, we’re sharing this recipe for Herb Basted Salmon.  Salmon is one of my favorite fish to eat, and Jack and I typically grill or broil it when we prepare it at home.  But I must say, this herb basted salmon was so moist and flavorful, this is […]