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Prosciutto Egg Cups

  It is not often that Victor sees something and immediately says “OMG! I have to have this!”  so when he does say it, I tend to listen. His cousin Kate had posted a picture of a prosciutto egg cup and he started drooling the moment he saw i...

Polenta Pound Cake with Cherries

  I had a 2-pound package of fresh cherries in the ‘fridge just screaming to be made into a dessert. And I had a magazine with a polenta pound cake with blueberry sauce. A dessert was born. The pound cake recipe looked solid – it just needed ...

Tri-Tips and KC BBQ

  Weather-wise, today was a perfect day. Warm enough to have windows open, cool enough not to ...

The Basic Burger

I was originally going to cook pork chops for dinner tonight, but midway through the day, I got a h...

Hand-Made Pasta

  O.M.G. What a great pasta! Tonight was a double-treat. Victor decided to cook and he decid...

BBQ Pork Sandwiches

  It is 73° outside. Blue skies, a gentle breeze…  It’s one of those perfect-wea...

Key Lime Coconut Cake

I don’t really need an excuse to bake a cake, but it’s always nice when I have one. And...

Happy Birthday, Nonna!

Birthdays are fun. They mean we get to use the good plates! Not that we really need a reason, but y...

Spring Salads

Tonight I decided to see how far I could push the the dinner envelope. With the thermometer at 8...

Lemon Cake

It’s so nice to have a man around the house – especially a man who knows his way around...

Kansas City BBQ

  Victor received an awesome Birthday Present in the mail last week from a friend in Kansas Ci...

Risotto and Muffins

I’ve been thinking about risotto for a week. I finally decided to stop thinking about it and ...

Pork Tenderloin and Lentils

    Over the winter I had stocked up on lentils and rice. I bought several pounds of black...

Cinco de Mayo

¡Feliz Cinco de Mayo! What started out as a slightly obscure holiday out west commemorating a Me...