A True Gem, Sole’s Italian Restaurant in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

While visiting Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, we came across a true gem while eating out! Sole’s Italian Restaurant in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, is one of those rare finds on the Grand Strand. There are so many restaurants to choose from, but Sole’s Italian Restaurant is not just any restaurant....more

NASCAR Hall of Fame in Charlotte, North Carolina

When visiting our son in Charlotte, North Carolina, we visited the NASCAR Hall of Fame. The NASCAR Hall of Fame was on both my husband’s and son’s to do list, so it was time. Many people worldwide enjoy the National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing, better known as NASCAR. The NASCAR Hall of Fame in Charlotte, North Carolina, is a must see for anyone who is a fan, especially for those that have attended any of the NASCAR races....more

Apple Strawberry Crumb Cobbler

Looking for an easy apple recipe? Apple cobbler is one of the easiest recipes I can think of for when I want an apple recipe that’s easy and delicious. A cobbler, by definition, is filling a baking dish with fruit or some sort of filling and then covering that filling with a batter of some sort, one biscuit or more biscuits, or a kind of pie crust topping before being baked....more

Fresh Homemade Margherita Pizza

Homemade pizza is the best! One reason for this is because you choose your own toppings and exactly how much of each you want. In our home, homemade pizza is a crusty pizza. It is not really thin slice, but it isn't over thick either. You get to decide that as well when you make your own homemade pizza...thick or thin! So why order out? Well, sometimes it's quicker, especially if you have a pizza seller you like, but why order out when time isn't a factor?...more

Peach Cucumber Salsa with Grilled Chicken

I’ve been reading a lot lately about various fruit salsas served over grilled meats and fish. Since I had some peaches available and English cucumbers, I decided I would go ahead and see what kind of fruit salsa I could come up with for grilled chicken. We grill chicken a lot and a fruit salsa sounded like a good way to change it up a bit. That’s how I came up with my Peach Cucumber Salsa with Grilled Chicken, and we loved it!...more

Delicious Baked Oatmeal with Peaches

Family members having been asking for a fast breakfast idea lately and although baked oatmeal is not fast, it can be done ahead and reheated later when you’re ready to eat. Just reheat a square of baked oatmeal in a matter of seconds in the microwave in the morning. Add some fresh fruit to go along with that and baked oatmeal makes a great way to start your day with very little effort. My Delicious Baked Oatmeal with Peaches is healthy as well as a great tasting way to start your day!...more

Delicious Homemade Hot Hot Hot Sauce

In our home, we love hot sauce and spicy recipes! When I was growing up in our Italian household, it was not unusual to see my father or mother putting hot sauce or hot peppers on a wide variety of foods. The hotter the sauce the better sauce was my father’s opinion. So I guess my love of spicy food comes to me naturally. Adding hot peppers or hot sauce to a dish, almost always makes a meal taste better for me. That’s why I decided to make my own Delicious Homemade Hot Hot Hot Sauce!...more
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Honey Cinnamon Grilled Peaches with Italian Gelato

Grilled peaches are delicious for summer desserts and so easy to make! You can add Italian gelato or ice cream to grilled peaches and create a dessert that everyone will love. I like to add Vanilla Bean Italian Gelato to my grilled peaches because with the honey cinnamon grilled peaches, the creamy texture of vanilla gelato is outstanding. My Honey Cinnamon Grilled Peaches with Italian Gelato are absolutely delicious and a family favorite in our home!...more

Eight Awesome Smoothies

Smoothies should always be both healthy and delicious tasting! When someone drinks a smoothie, they are doing so for any number of reasons. One reason for drinking smoothies is that they are usually healthy and will energize you if made with the right ingredients. Another reason for drinking smoothies is that they taste delicious when made with the right ingredients. Both of these reasons are great, and both apply to my Eight Awesome Smoothies!...more

Escarole Soup with Chicken Sausage and Navy Beans

Growing up in an Italian family, it was not unusual for my mother to make escarole with navy beans as a side dish. With this side dish, sometimes she would cook Italian sausage. Escarole with navy beans was always a favorite dish of mine. So today I decided to use my garden fresh escarole in a new recipe for escarole soup. I love escarole in chicken broth, a classic Italian escarole soup, but for my escarole soup I added something more than broth....more