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Watermelon Salad with Arugula, Pine Nuts, Peccorino Cheese, Kalamata Olives, & Balsamic Reduction

Watermelon Salad

Looking for a quick salad to serve on a hot summers day?  Look no further! This Watermelon Salad with Arugula. pine nuts, Kalamata Olives, Pecorino cheese, and a Balsamic reduction is so refreshing to eat and quick to prepare. 

Grilled Vegetable & Chorizo Salad with Chimichurri

Grilled Vegetable & Chorizo Salad with Chimichurri

I’m all about chilled salads when the hot and humid weather sets in.  Lighter fare keeps me feeling cool, refreshed, and not weighted down. This Grilled Vegetable & Chorizo Salad with Chimichurri hits the spot. 

Broccoli Flatbread Sandwich with smashed avocado, shredded carrots, sliced yellow pepper, sliced tomatoes, vertical sliced english cucumber, Boston red lettuce

Broccoli Flatbread!

Like most of us growing up, bread was a staple in our house.  White & Wheat Bread, Challah or Bagels were always available in our kitchen. As the years have gone by, dietitians, health guru’s and the medical industry have warned us. Eating too much gluten can cause havoc...

Caprese Tart

One of my favorite salads is a Caprese Salad, with fresh tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, basil, and drizzled with a balsamic reduction. Once the warmer weather moves in I find I’m all about finding ways to incorporate those ingredients into my dishes, and that’s what happened when I created...

Veggie Hash – taking breakfast to a new level!

Most Sundays when my son is in town, if he’s not already going with a friend, he will call to see if my husband and I would care to join him for breakfast at his favorite spot. Inevitably he orders the same thing, the Veggie Hash.

Grilled Peaches & Spinach Pesto Pizza

On Sunday I shared a simple and delicious recipe for Spinach Pesto and promised to show several ways to use it besides your typical dip. 

Crostini with Figs and Goat Cheese, Drizzled with a Balsamic Reduction

Do you ever feel like you could have at least one more appetizer to serve your guests, but just don’t have the time to whip another one out?  This recipe is so simple, even your kids can put it together. Whether you serve this as an appetizer or with...

Caprese Crostini with a Balsamic Drizzle

Last night for dinner I decided to make some crostini to go with our meal.  Since I had some grape tomatoes, and leftover packages of fresh mozzarella and basil, I decided to jazz up my crostini a bit, and make Caprese Crostini with a Balsamic Drizzle.  Simple, delicious and...

Korean Pear Tartlet with Pear Liqueur & Baked Pears with Ice Cream and Balsamic Reduction!

  I love what I do and feel so fortunate when companies send me products to try.  Melissa’s sent me a beautiful box of Korean Pears each one individually wrapped and just ripe for eating.   Of course, when I received them the first thing I did was take a...



With this summers extreme heat nothing is more refreshing than iced cold watermelon.  But have you ever tried to slice a whole one?  It’s difficult especially if you have a dull knife.  So when I laid my hands on this fun and superb Watermelon Knife one year ago,  I...