Filed under Antipasti (Appetizers)

Spaghetti Bruschetta

It’s hot and we’ve had a busy day. I needed a quick and cool dinner idea. I took the kids bowling using free coupons from AMF lanes. Kids can bowl free all summer long when you sign them up for the coupons, not too bad of a deal. With the heat and being tired,  I … Continue reading

Fresh and Healthy Foods for Summer

Today I taught another class, this one was called “Fresh and Healthy Summer Meals”. What we ended making was closer to a side dish but all were extremely tasty. I promised to put up the recipes here on my blog to the ladies who attended. We made a few minor changes from the originals but … Continue reading

My 2011 Easter Menu

If there is one thing I’ve learned over the years it’s that when you make food that people love, they will request it over and over again. If you include those foods for special holidays or events, it becomes tradition and no one should ever mess with tradition. I know this menu might be a … Continue reading

Appetizer Class Menu

Today I’ll be teaching my first adult cooking class. My group of students will be some lovely folks from a senior assisted living home. I’m not only very excited but rather anxious to get this right. I know I can do it but it’s the time leading up to the class that is the worst. … Continue reading

Christmas menus

I finally decided upon a few new and old dishes for our Christmas menus. We will be eating a variety of foods this year from traditional Italian, to Irish to American and back to Italian. I think it seems fitting for this multi-cultural family. For Christmas eve the Italians do not eat meat so we … Continue reading

Fried Zucchini Patty Recipe

Yesterday I pulled from my freezer a bag of shredded yellow zucchini. It was from a friend’s garden and my daughter shredded a whole bunch for me a few months ago. I made bread with some of it and froze the rest. What a good idea! Tonight I needed something to go with our Italian … Continue reading

7 Layer Dip- Italian Style

I first found this recipe at Ms. Adventures in Italy’s recipe page and fell in love with the tastes and textures it provides.  Each time I’ve made this I have added a different 7th layer, this time I used canned artichoke hearts.  But you can add anything you like, it’s your dip- do what you … Continue reading

Easter memories and menu

We all had a wonderful Easter with a great church service followed by a great meal. It was the normal family including my hubby, my boys, my daughter and her son and me. Here is Isaiah, or Za as we call him, waiting for his food.