Green Bean Cherry Tomato Salad

A simple green bean salad with cherry tomaotes, feta and a tarragon vinaigrette!

This green bean cherry tomato salad is not only simple, but it is absolutely fresh and delicious! I remember the day life let me down.  It was the day I realized I’m short.  I had been living a lie, or rather I’ve been suffering from delusions of grandeur.  All these years I thought I was tall, or at least above average.  I do have to admit that over the years, I noticed a trend where I seemed to be looking at chins more than eyes, but I … Continue reading →


Tabbouleh bulgur salad

Simple and fresh Middle Eastern Salad, made with bulgur, tomatoes, parsley and a light lemon dressing! It’s the beginning of January.  Time for those sobering resolutions.  Like many other optimists making resolutions, my big three are:  to eat better, be more organized and exercise more.   However, I have a list of smaller resolutions too.  Resolutions that are a little off the beaten path so to speak.  Below are just a few ways in which I … Continue reading →

Eggplant Dip

Easy dip made with eggplant, tomatoes and Greek Yogurt!

 A tangy dip made from fresh eggplants, tomatoes and creamy Greek Yogurt! I hadn’t planned on erasing Christmas, it just happened.    I even told the family  since Christmas came so quickly this year, I was going to leave the Christmas decorations up until after the New Year.  But….it was 50 degrees outside.   I don’t know about you, but I would rather take down Christmas lights when my fingers aren’t frozen. Down came the lights, the … Continue reading →

Spinach and Pastina Soup

Sausage and Pastina Soup

  In my freezer I have 24 packs of butter.  Yes, you heard me.  I am in possession of 24 POUNDS of butter.  I like to stock pile baking ingredients, what can I say?  You never know when the baking mood will strike and I do NOT want to be caught without the necessary ingredients! To be fair, (to me), I come by my stock piling naturally.  My mom is the same way.  The biggest difference is she predominantly buys from the "scratch and … Continue reading →

Mediterranean Dip

Mediterranean dip that is layered with cream cheese, Greek yogurt, hummus and veggies! Absolutely delilous!

Mediterranean dip is a fabulous blend of flavors!  One scoopful and you’ll be hooked!   Two to three nights a year, my family enjoys snack night for dinner.   These special occasions include Christmas Eve, New Years Eve and Super Bowl Sunday.  It is pure gluttony.  We eat with total abandon!  We all really look forward to these nights because anything goes.  However, there are a few must haves on the menu.  These include my guacamole … Continue reading →

Busy Night Pasta Jambalaya


I thought this past weekend was going to be incredibly busy.  Between a zoo field trip, two baseball games, two gymnastics classes, a birthday party, movies with friends, I assumed we'd have no time to breath.  Well a lucky thing happened.  It rained.  Baseball was cancelled!!!  I shouldn't feel elated when that happens, after all, the season just started, but I was!  A busy weekend instantly turned into a free weekend.  I capitalized on that … Continue reading →

Grilled Steak with Roasted Tomatoes and Blue Cheese


Did you have a lovely Easter?  How much Easter candy did you eat?  Now, how much did you eat when your kids weren't looking????  I'll be honest, I kept a whole bag of the flavored Tootsie Rolls just for myself.  My original intention was to put some into the Easter baskets, but darn it, they just didn't make it.   I don't feel guilty about that either. I could go on about candy, but that's not what I want to write about today.  We did not have a … Continue reading →