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Grilled Artichoke Hearts with Lemon and Rosemary

Grilled lemon rosemary artichoke hearts are to die for! Either you love them or hate them.  I love them roasted, steamed, stuffed and my favorite is grilled.  This recipe is … Continue reading

August 22, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Farmers Market

It’s been a busy summer! My garden is spot on with plenty of tomatoes, hot peppers, cucumbers, squash and almost every herb imaginable.  But, I still enjoy visiting my local Farmers Market … Continue reading

August 3, 2014 · Leave a comment

My Mom’s Salmon Croquettes (Salmon Patties)

Another great childhood memory of mine is mom’s salmon patties or croquettes as they are called in the south. These little cakes are delicious!  You can substitute the salmon in the … Continue reading

March 23, 2014 · 1 Comment

Shepherds Pie or Cottage Pie

And a Happy St Paddy’s to ya! Tomorrow is St Patrick’s Day and Shepherds Pie it tis!  Or Cottage Pie it tis!  What’s the difference you ask?  Well, Cottage Pie is made … Continue reading

March 16, 2014 · Leave a comment

Irish Beef Stew

Beef stew Irish style. I love beef stew, who doesn’t right? It’s almost St. Paddy’s Day, and the nights are not showing any signs of Spring.  Today is a beautiful day, … Continue reading

March 15, 2014 · Leave a comment


It is Monday morning and lucky me it’s a holiday!  The house is quiet, and the coffee is brewed.  I think I will make a Frittata.   The great thing about … Continue reading

February 17, 2014 · Leave a comment

Baked French Toast

Everyone loves French toast! At least I hope they do, because that is what’s for breakfast! Why should this weekend be any different, a house full of sleeping teenagers that … Continue reading

December 29, 2013 · Leave a comment

Wrapping Paper Cuffs

Between wrapping presents or done for the season? Here is a simple solution to keep those rolled wrapping papers from unraveling when your not using them. I used to place … Continue reading

December 10, 2013 · 1 Comment

Window Naked

No window treatments; No problem! Create your own statement.  I have several large windows throughout my house, some expanding from the floor to the ceiling, and I refuse to cover them … Continue reading

December 8, 2013 · Leave a comment

Pickled Beet Salad

It wouldn’t be a complete Thanksgiving meal without my pickled beet salad.   I love beets red, gold, white they are all delicious!  For Thanksgiving I always get golden beets.  They … Continue reading

November 27, 2013 · 1 Comment

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