Antipasto Pasta Salad

Antipasto Pasta Salad

This recipe for Antipasto Pasta Salad is an Italian inspired salad that makes a fresh and vibrant addition to any picnic or barbecue. I was raised in an Italian household.  My grandmother’s family were right of the boat from Italy and my mother was raised with all the Italian traditions so even though her kids weren’t […]

peaches and cream

Peaches & Cream

Peaches and cream is a summertime classic!  This recipe is a simple and delicious way to use your fresh summer peaches. Nothing says summer light fresh peaches and this recipe is the perfect dessert for entertaining on a warm summer day.   It is easy to throw together and everyone loves it. There is nothing fancy There is nothing […]

strawberry coktail

Erren’s Strawberry Cocktail

This Strawberry Cocktail is made with strawberry schnapps, vodka, lemonade & cranberry juice.  It’s the perfect summer cocktail for warm summer nights or days by the pool. Now that summer vacation has finally begun, it just feels more like summer to me and it puts me more in the mood for summer parties with friends and those quiet […]

chocolate chip cookies

Making the Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookie

Everyone has a different idea of the perfect chocolate chip cookie.  This is my recipe and some tips to creating your version of the perfect chocolate chip cookie. I first posted this recipe back in January when the weather was cold.  I made it again the other day in mid July (for an upcoming ice […]

bacon & green onion pasta salad

Bacon & Green Onion Pasta Salad

This is by far my favorite pasta salad, with it makes the perfect side dish for any picnic or it could even be a light meal on a hot summer night. Today was my son’s last day of school (finally).  They finish quite late in the UK and I start itching to have my son […]

Cook the Panchetta until crisp. Remove from pan and set aside.  Drain the fat reserving about a tablespoon for sauteeing the vegitables. Saute the onion, celery, garlic and carrot until the onion softens and becomes translucent. Add the potatoes, clams & clam juice, Bring to a boil, lower the heat and simmer for about 10 (or until the poatoes have softened). Add cream and heat through. Serve topped with the Panchetta.

Clam Chowder Topped with Pancetta

This recipe for Clam Chowder is not only delicious, but it’s super easy to make and tastes even better the next day! Clams are a rare find where I live and clam juice isn’t available at all.  Luckily, I found an american grocery website that I can order from when cravings become too much.  I […]

blueberry cake

Best Blueberry Cake {EVER}

This is the best blueberry cake EVER – it’s  INCREDIBLE (if I do say so myself)!  The secret ingredient in the recipe is cream cheese.  It makes a moist, rich and amazing cake that you’ll be craving for days after it’s gone! I’m not exaggerating when I say this is not only the best cake […]


Creamy Mushroom Spaghetti

This recipe for Creamy Mushroom Spaghetti is perfect for warm days when you don’t want to take a lot of time to cook & heat up the kitchen. To me there are very few things better than a big bowl of pasta, and this creamy, comforting spaghetti dish is no exception. This dish uses simple ingredients […]

citru punch2

Citrus Punch

This recipe for Citrus Punch makes a sweet and refreshing drink that kids and adults will love in equal measure! When I was a kid, I loved orange Hi-C.  The thought of the big can with the triangle shaped hole in it, brings back so many memories of summer vacation, poolside lunches and days at the […]


Technical Difficulties

Let me start from the beginning.  A couple of months ago, I dropped my camera. I dropped it lens side down off the kitchen counter onto the slate floor below.  Needless to say, it was fatal and my beautiful, limited edition color camera (along with my $200 lens)  was destroyed. Luckily, I had it insured […]

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