Filed under Whole and healthy foods

Apple Cheese Salad

I made this salad today at my cooking class/demo for the seniors and they loved it. In fact, one lady asked for seconds so I think she really liked it. I didn’t even get to taste it because I had just enough for the group and one to-go box they took back to one of … Continue reading

Broccoli Ricotta Pasta Toss

Here is my entry for this week’s Presto Pasta Nights. Be sure to visit Ruth at Once Upon a Feast on Friday and check out all the great pasta meals listed. I found this recipe, Broccoli-Ricotta Pasta Toss, for my entry and decided to give it a try. I made a few changes for what … Continue reading

Mock Gyros with Chicken and Homemade Pitas

I decided to go with these  Mock gyros instead of quesadillas tonight, mostly because I wanted to make Tzatziki sauce for the first time. I took off all the good meat left on the chicken and mixed it with some olive oil, garlic, oregano, salt and pepper. I made homemade pita bread and Tzatziki sauce, … Continue reading

Good Food = Memories

I’m amazed at the amount of  memories a food or smell can bring to the forefront of my mind. Take these figs.  Photo credit: They are a simple, sweet-tasting  fruit, but over this past weekend I bought a bag of dried figs because I haven’t had any luck buying fresh figs. I’ve been wanting to try a fresh … 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

Garden update

I just thought I would give a little update. I wish I could post some pictures but my camera batteries died and it only works with certain batteries. I know, that is very picky of my camera but I guess its telling me its old. *smile* I have been getting lots of cherry tomatoes, a … Continue reading

New recipe…pasta con ricotta

I was watching David Rocco the other night and saw him make this pasta dish over an open fire stove outside in the Italian countryside. Oh my, the whole place looked like heaven to me. I can’t wait to get to Italy some day. Seems like it will be years before I get there but … Continue reading

Did I hear someone ask for a vegetarian menu?

Oh yeah, I thought I did. It was you! Or maybe you? No? That’s ok, I promise this menu will please even us carnivores. I know my family enjoyed this meal.  Since today is a sauce cooking/meatball making/pasta and bread making day, I wanted an easier meal last night. (Photo credit) I said easy? I … Continue reading

Creamy tomato basil soup

This is one of our favorite soups and up until today, we always ate it from a can. Makes me say ick now, since I made some from scratch which was so simple. I apologize in advance for not having a picture we were very hungry! Creamy tomato basil soup adapted from La Madeleine’s Tomato … Continue reading