My Taste of Italy and an Announcement

Hello everyone and happy fall!! It's been a while since we last met here. I missed you all! ...more

Cioppino and Soup Sunday

Well friends, it's Labor Day weekend and that means we have reached the unofficial end of the summer season. Waah waah! I'll have to start thinking about pulling those turtlenecks out of storage soon, as cold temp is not my friend...neither is heat...nor humidity for that matter ....more

Healthy Snacking with Perfectly Simple

As you may know, I am a daycare provider. My job requires a lot of energy and stamina to keep up with the pace of a...more

Grilled Chicken Pesto Potato Salad

Can you believe that Labor Day is only two weeks away? Already? The summer has flown by! ...more

Microwaved Horseradish-Bacon Mac and Cheddar Cheese for One

So here is the scenario—everyone is out of the house and you have a few hours to yourself. You want to spend it catching up on some unfinished business, or maybe it's going to be a lazy night in...more

Chopped Clams and Linguine in Wine Sauce

I used to eat whole belly clams when I was young. One of my parent's friends had a huge backyard clambake every summer, and every year we would attend. I whole-heartedly participated in...more

Roast Pork and Sesame Shrimp Summer Rolls (Gỏi Cuốn)

My mom used to make summer rolls or gỏi cuốn, a Vietnamese appetizer,...more

Apricot Cream Cheese Dip with Bacon and Pecans

This was a dip I whipped together last week for our weekend guests. Even though we planned to have dinner with...more

Chewy Chocolate Toffee Cookies

I wonder how many of you have been...more

Sesame Tuna with Wasabi Mayo Sandwich

Hi everyone!...more