Harvest Guacamole

Sometimes when I come up with recipes, I go about it a little backwards. What do I mean? Well, there are occasions where the name of the dish comes to me before the recipe ....more

Chocolate Crepe Cake with Pumpkin Mascarpone Cream Filling

October marks this blog's second birthday! Yeah!!! I made this crepe cake just for the special occasion ....more

Slow Roasted BBQ Pork

Have you ever had bizarre or eerie incidences happen to you? Well, I have had a few. The most recent one occurred last week ....more

Swordfish with Blue Pesto

I wanted to share a fish recipe with you this week, but I was also obsessed with the idea of using blue cheese pesto. Now, there are many people who believe that fish and cheese don't go together, but there are those who think otherwise. I belong in the "otherwise" group ....more

Bread Bowl Hamburger Stew

My mother did all of the cooking in our home when I was growing up. With five children, if she wasn’t cooking, she was cleaning, and if she wasn’t cleaning, she was cooking. In the summer when all of us children were home from school, my mom would cook breakfast, lunch and dinner, every day, seven days a week, week after week ....more

Salty Pimp Ice Cream Cone Fakeout

The crispness in the air, the cool temperature, the speckled leaves on the trees remind me that it is the middle of September, and one might say that I've come a little late in the season for an ice cream party. But that’s where they’re wrong: it’s never too late to have ice cream! Am I right? ...more

Spaghetti with Beef and Linguica Red Sauce

We love Portuguese sausages (chourico and linguica) in my household: we serve them with eggs and toast, add them to homemade hash browns, grill them for sandwiches, add them to cheesy...more

Chef for a Day

I would like to start by thanking my husband, Paul, for being the biggest supporter of this little blog of mine. He is one of its main recipe taste testers and promoters. Because of him, my Chicken Parmesan Meatloaf was chosen as a featured item in a special lunch event called Chef for a Day where he works ....more