Housewares Show, 2015


We have just returned from the International Home and Housewares Show. If you love food, cooking, dishes, appliances and anything to do with the kitchen, this is THE show! … [Keep reading...]

Rosemary Roasted Pork Tenderloin with Mushroom Wine Sauce

Pork Tenderloin

What’s for dinner at your house? Not every meal at my house is gourmet, or taste like it took hours to prepare. Let’s be real. Sometimes it has to be quick and easy. What a celebration when those two opposing ideas meet! Roxanne and I have … [Keep reading...]

Whiskey Sours

Whiskey Sour

Whiskey, hmmm or is it bourbon? Whiskey has become the new buzz word in many food circles. Heck, I don’t even drink cocktails that often but during the holidays, I purchased whiskey and planned to celebrate all the “at home” time with a whiskey … [Keep reading...]

Classic Wedge Salad with Parmesan Peppered Dressing

Wedge Salad Recipe

Even in the dead of winter, I long for a salad. Yet, all of those tender spring greens seem like a hazy dream. This is the time of year when I make wedge salads for my wonderful hubby. He loves them (and truth be told, so do I.) … [Keep reading...]

Turtle Candies

Turtles #1

My heart jumped a bit when I turned the calendar into February. Ah, yes...the month of love. It must be part of a divine plan that the month of love lands in the middle of cold and gray. A reason to celebrate is always welcomed in the midst of … [Keep reading...]

Spiedini Alla Romano recipe

Spiedini Alla Romano photo

My family has a current guilty food passion right now. It really is ooey, gooey good so throw caution aside and dig in. I love to buy and read cookbooks. I never have enough. Some books quickly become favorites, but Carmine’s Family Style … [Keep reading...]

Greek Style Chicken

Greek Chicken

Soups are no longer appealing as dinnertime choices since the weather in the midwest has been unseasonable warm and dry. The northeast part of the U.S. is preparing for the biggest snow storm ever and the midwest hasn’t received enough moisture to … [Keep reading...]

Hot Corn Dip Recipe

Hot Corn Dip Photo

January is a great time to snuggle in. Build a fire, turn on the television, work on a puzzle or play a game and just enjoy family time. Then, suddenly cabin fever hits and it seems it would be fun to plan a game night, movie night or watch a … [Keep reading...]

Beef Short Rib Ragu

Beef Short Rib Ragu

Recently I traveled to New York City with my cookbook book club. We rented an apartment, pretended we were in college once again and enjoyed many adventures in the city. As you might guess our days revolved around food and great restaurants, pastry … [Keep reading...]