Tagged with Recipes

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: Nutsonline.com 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

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

Keeping busy

The last few days I have been busy with a few things around here. One thing I have done is gone back to a previous theme I used for this blog because I like the layout better and it allows my header to be shown in full. I also like the tabs for the pages … Continue reading

The Well-Stocked Italian Kitchen Pantry

Photo credit by Deana Romano One of the major challenges of almost any home chef/cook would be how to keep a well stocked pantry.  I’m not talking about buying lots of canned goods in case of emergency or disaster, although for some of us, there are times our first choice menu item doesn’t turn out … Continue reading

Parmesan Crusted Green Beans with Bacon

A friend of mine sent out an email asking for help with a green bean recipe for Thanksgiving. She only had the ingredients and some basic instructions. I googled via Swagbucks for similar recipes to give her some help but found nothing. But I was inspired by the ingredients to make up a new dish … Continue reading

Chicken Piccata

This is such a simple and tasty dish but somehow I did it wrong. I am going to blame it on the typo at the Food Network recipe site because that is where I found the recipe I followed. I learned a few things, besides too much lemon juice in a dish is hard to … Continue reading

One whole chicken-two meals or more!

Yes, foodie friends it can be done! I was able to make a purchasing error into a wonderful meal two different nights. I know I am not the first to do this but I do believe I did it with minimal work involved. First let me tell you about the contest I have going at … 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

Pasta with Chicken and Bacon-new recipe!

I tried to write this last night, but once again I was “locked” out of my blog by some weird glitch. It seems to happen to my blog and my email. Very strange. Yesterday afternoon I was dealing with some anxieties over a few ants I found in my house and another kind of insect … Continue reading

Chicken Scampi and a funny story

Last night my hubby had to work late so I wanted to make a dish that could be reheated easily and still taste good. I chose a dish that is very popular here in my home-chicken scampi. I don’t think this is a true, authentic version but it’s very good. And everyone here loves it.  … Continue reading