Shrimp Fra Diavolo

One of my favorite dine-out dishes is Shrimp Fra Diavolo. I love carbo-loading on this slightly spicy tomato sauce-based pasta dish with sweet, tender shrimp. And when it is accompanied by really garlicky garlic bread—YUM! ...more

Springtime Potato Salad

I hope your spring is...more

Candied Vanilla Sugar Wafers

Let me ask you this, how is your sense of direction? I am one of those unfortunate souls who has none. I can go somewhere literally 100 times but when left to my own device to navigate...you'd think I have never been there ....more

Monterey Chicken Nachos

Nachos is a popular snack in my household as it is in many. My husband is the biggest fan of all and often snacks on this salty, cheesy guilty pleasure. However, he prefers it very plain—with only...more

Lemon Coconut Cheesecake Bites

I am so glad spring is almost here (four more days if you have not been keeping track)! I hope the...more

Italian Chicken Pasta Salad

Hello there! It looks as if spring is going to arrive after all. The snow has finally started to melt, so we are making some progress ....more

Mini Mint Chocolate Icebox Cake

Icebox cake is one of the easiest cakes to make. It rose to popularity in the 1920s and 1930s (thanks Wikipedia!) and is traditionally made with two ingredients: chocolate wafers and sweetened whipped cream. And best of all, as the name suggests, there is no cooking required ....more

Toads and Friends on a Log (Eggs and Bacon on a Loaf)

I recently watched an episode of The Kitchen...more

Lobster Pizza

A few weeks back the nice folks at LobsterAnywhere sent me some complimentary colossal lobster tails, which I turned into scrumptious Lobster Tails with Bacon-Wrapped Asparagus. With 32 years of experience, LobsterAnywhere ships high quality Main lobsters and premium seafood nationwide—to restaurants, to businesses, to you and me. The seafood I received were sent...more

Pork Fried Rice

Have you ever been as underwhelmed with your take-out fried rice as I have?...more