Spinach and Kale Pesto

Entertaining guests in the summer months is one of my favorite past times.  I love making fresh pesto especially with fresh ingredients from my garden or farmers market. I have always loved a traditional pesto and so does my family. For a little more nutrition, I added spinach and kale to the mix. This pesto can be used … Continue reading

Zucchini Fries

Zucchini has become one of my favorite vegetables to play with in the kitchen.  My kids love it too, which makes it easy to add to any dish.  Making these zucchini fries was super easy.  Don’t get me wrong I’m all about having some delicious fries or sweet potato fries, but I like to switch … Continue reading

Red Lentil Pasta Salad

Memorial Day is just a couple of weeks away, which means BBQ season is in full swing.  One of the most popular sides at a BBQ are those delicious pasta salads.  The ideas of what to create for a pasta salad are endless.  I personally love adding fresh herbs to mine.  It makes for added freshness and taste.  To … Continue reading

Cheesy Zucchini and Summer Squash

Let’s get cheesy with zucchini and summer squash. Tis the season for vegetables that keep on giving.  We plant zucchini, and it’s one of those vegetables that we end up with so much.  This recipe is a great side dish to any meat or poultry platter.  It gets even better when you add some Gruyere cheese, which … Continue reading

Chile Rellenos

Everyone in my house is a big fan of Mexican food. In fact my daughter could eat tacos every night if we would let her. But Mexican food isn’t just about tacos and quesadillas.  There are so many different dishes that people should try. Chile rellenos is one of them. The poblano is a mild … Continue reading

“Right Here” By Tony Luke Jr.

I’m not sure about you but I love to cook with some good music. If you haven’t heard this name you might want to look into it: Tony Luke, Jr. Yes the king of cheesesteaks has released a new single.  You would think he is all about food, but he’s so much more. Tony Luke, Jr … Continue reading

Mr. Homemade Delish’s Stuffed Mushrooms

Along with the stuffed peppers that my husband made, he also did a simple appetizer.  Yummy! Stuffed Mushrooms Remove stems from 1 lb of baby portabello mushrooms, and with a small spoon, scoop a little more of the inside of the cap out.  Don’t throw this away.  Follow instructions on the box, and make 1 … Continue reading

A Piece of History

As a chef, home cook and foodie,  I am honored that I had the opportunity to research Martha Washington, Hannah Penn and Ellen Emlen (19th century housewife) Cookbooks and notes.  Being at the Historical Society of Pennsylvania I felt like I could have stayed for hours researching all these treasures.  The staff there was super helpful, which made my … Continue reading

Loin Lamb Chop with a Sun dried Tomato Risotto

I love Loin Lamb Chops.  Tonight I made some with a Peach preserve, horseradish cream, mustard powder and a little orange juice for the glaze.  On the side I had some Sun dried Tomato risotto, and a mix of yellow and green zuchinni and muchrooms.  What a lovely combination this was.  A very light and summery … Continue reading