Apr 25, 2016

Orecchietti with Sausages and Spinach

We all love simplicity, so making dinner as quick and easy as possible is always one of our goals.  This is an example of one of those dishes that comes together in less than 30 minutes!  A bonus feature is that it contains carbs, protein and veggies - all in one delicious dish!  My favorite!

Orecchietti pasta (in Italian, it means "little ears") is tossed in a skillet with crumbled sausages, fresh cherry tomatoes, white wine, garlic and fresh spinach. Topped with grated pecorino cheese to give this dish a burst more flavor!

Apr 14, 2016

Spring Tomato, Basil, Bocconcini Salad

An easy and colorful salad made with cherry tomatoes, fresh basil and little mozzarella balls, known as bocconcini.  A refreshing salad from our archives and one that represents the essence of spring and summer, but can actually be served anytime of the year.

Apr 11, 2016

Roasted Eggplant Parm - Lightened!

Calling all Eggplant Parmesan Recipes!! Move over!! Make room for this eggplant parm re-do that will have your guests clamoring for more! It's a super-easy dish to prepare and make.

The chopped eggplant is easily roasted in the oven for about 30 minutes and then served on a platter where it is dressed with a single layer of fresh tomato sauce, grated pecorino cheese and fresh basil. This is truly Eggplant Parmesan at its best!

With using just a few ingredients, we have recreated our mom's eggplant parmesan recipe and came up with this amazingly light and delicious version. We enjoy making it over and over again, and hope you will also.

Apr 6, 2016

Ideas for a Bridal Shower

Today, I am excited to share some ideas and details you can add to a Bridal Shower. This past weekend we had the pleasure of being a guest at my future daughter-in-law's bridal shower and I want to share with you some beautiful details the mother-of-the-bride added.

Mar 26, 2016

EASY Stuffed Mushrooms

Mushroom caps are generously stuffed with a blend of chopped mushroom stems, whole wheat bread crumbs, onions, garlic, olive oil, and parmesan cheese.  Then baked until they are crispy on top and golden brown. Bite-size stuffed mushrooms are light, tender and rich in flavor.  So tasty, they become everyone's favorite appetizer!

Mar 21, 2016

Charleston Annual Garden Tour- Part I

Every year in downtown Charleston, homeowners open their homes and private gardens to the public. If you are like me, then you enjoy the experience of taking a walking tour through exquisitely manicured gardens where one is transported into a wonderland of scenic landscapes, filled with beauty and color.

Mar 18, 2016

String Beans and Chickpeas Salad

String beans and chickpeas salad is a light salad that will compliment any meat, fish or poultry.  String beans are lightly steamed to a tender bite, then they are tossed with chickpeas, chopped red onion and served with a sweet-tangy vinaigrette made with apple cider vinegar, extra virgin olive oil, salt, pepper, garlic powder and cayenne pepper.  This is an easy "make ahead" salad that is delicious tasting and healthy too!

Mar 13, 2016

Wasabi Tuna Deviled Eggs

Wasabi Tuna Deviled Eggs are high in protein, gluten free and full of flavor. They're made simply with hard-boiled eggs, Italian tuna, mayonnaise, onions, celery and wasabi paste. Top with egg yolk crumble as a garnish and you have a simple, easy and delicious dish!