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Spring Minestrone

I don’t think I had ever made a minestrone soup, let along a spring one, but now I have! This Spring Minestrone from Real Simple was just delightful! Especially for a family all coming down from a rough bout with the flu! Rating: A+…

April 10, 2022

Vacation Food

What does one eat on a week-long trip to Cape Cod? A whole lot of EVERYTHING! Among our many fabulous meals, I made some pretty tasty dinners and treats! See below for Grilled Corn on the Cob with Feta and Chives and Cherry Berry…

September 13, 2021

Easter Brunch!

What an Easter! Our second in lockdown, and this time I prepared the meal under some loud roof construction, but it was all worth it! See below for detail on our Easter brunch lineup of a Honey-Glazed Spiral Ham and Watercress, Strawberry. and Toasted-Sesame…

April 5, 2021

Split Pea Soup with Crispy Kielbasa

I am just obsessed with Ina Garten’s new cookbook: Modern Comfort Food. Everything looks as to die for as, say, the Cravings cookbook series, but without the ridiculousness. Just reliable classics, with that Barefoot Contessa twist! Check out Ina’s Split Pea Soup with Crispy…

October 20, 2020

Summery Corn Soup

I was excited to see what could make this Summery Corn Soup, by Real Simple magazine, “summery.” The answer: those fresh cobs that get boiled for maximum corn flavor! It’s still served hot, just not as heavy as a typical corn chowder, so, if…

August 18, 2020

Creamy Pappardelle Primavera

Here’s a lovely, weeknight meal for you! Real Simple’s Creamy Pappardelle Primavera just tastes of spring! Enjoy this creamy pasta in just twenty minutes! Details below. Rating: A How to make it an A+: This is simple and tasty. It just won’t “wow” you,…

April 30, 2020

Pan-Seared Scallops with Melted Leeks

Aren’t scallops just lovely? When I was getting this dish together, and later consuming, I could not stop thinking about how much of a joy scallops are to cook and eat. Effortless, but so, so delicious. This recipe for Pan-Seared Scallops with Melted Leeks,…

December 20, 2019