Mrs. B.’s Ditalini Pasta Salad

A chilled pasta salad is perfect for summer picnics and BBQ’s. Pasta salads are one of the most popular summer side dishes. Easy to make ahead and they tend to pack well. Summer composed salads such as this are a natural accompaniment to grilled entrees. They’re an especially  perfect pairing of hand-held favorites such as hamburgers, […]

pickled radish and green beans

Easy Pickled Radish

Crunchy, mildly spicy radishes are a delicious pickled treat. Crunchy, mildly spicy radishes are a delicious treat straight out of the garden with a little salt and pepper. However, For a quick twist, try this east pickling hack, try this 3-ingredient recipe for refrigerator pickled radishes and added fresh green beans for a flavorful, healthy, […]

Things We Love: Indian Curry Meatballs

My Indian Curry Meatballs are a fabulous weeknight meal. Who does not love an easy to make weeknight dinner that is savory and easy. Everything does not need to be made from scratch. I am a huge fan of frozen meatballs, frozen chicken breasts and frozen vegetables. Youtube has been a great pandemic resource for […]

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The Best Hot Fudge Sundae

Homemade sweet treats, ice cream and hot fudge sundaes are easy desserts & great for backyard gatherings. I needed a quick and easy dessert when Scott’s friend Colin came for dinner. I asked Liz for a suggestion. She dsaid “make my hot fudge sauce, its easy and delicious”. Now, I have to admit I have […]

Weeknight Dinner: Linguine with Clams

Weeknight Dinners: Linguine with Fresh Clams

Linguine with fresh clams is always impressive, but in fact comes together in less than 30 minutes. Linguine with fresh clams is a meal I made for my husband when we were first dating. I think it was our third date when I made this winner at my apartment. A little wine, fresh bread, fresh […]

Weeknight Dinner: Green Pasta

For a vegan, green pasta seems perfectly normal. Does green pasta sound yucky? Does it mean that you add a few drops of food coloring to your pasta water? Not at all. For a vegan, green pasta seems perfectly normal. In the post from Heated recommended by Mark Bittman, I was fascinated by these approaches […]

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Brunch Favorites: Eggs Rancheros

Eggs Rancheros is easy to make at home. The combination of fresh flavors is always a crowd pleaser for brunch or breakfast. One of my top travel memories is the amazing breakfast at Posada de Angel in Antigua, Guatemala. At the hotel they make incredible black beans that are a smooth puree not clumpy. But […]