Fourth of July is here and it is so fun to cook together with family and friends. I love the idea of entertaining without fuss – just great food, family and friends and lots of laughs. Portuguese Flank Steak is one of those recipes that I can serve to my family or to a group […]


I love a good birthday celebration. What’s more fun than getting together with family and friends to celebrate that once a year special event? At our house, we celebrate birthdays by letting the birthday boy or girl choose their favorite meal. Sometimes it is something fancy like Lobster Ravioli with Shrimp Garlic and Caper Sauce […]


At our home, The Big Game is almost a national holiday. I can honestly say that I don’t remember ever missing this event and my boys look forward to it almost as much as Christmas.  On those years that our favorite team is in the game– forget about it! They will admit that not only […]


I love tapas! I can honestly say that I am one of those people that can enjoy small bites more than a large meal.  This weekend, Ron and I have done something that we don’t do enough, we have spent the weekend at the  Epicurean Hotel, right here in Tampa Bay. It is a new hotel […]


This Holiday Season, I find myself feeling grateful and blessed. When I look back on 2013, I am filled with emotion. It was a year of growth, both professional and personally. I am reminded of the greatest lesson that I learned, the gift of time with those that we love. It is so easy to get […]


Is there a better way to show your love and care than with comfort food? We have two sickies in our home. It seems that every year right around the holidays, someone in our house comes down with something and we pass it from one person to another. Since we are going on week two, […]


Traditions. One of the most important things we can do for our families. In our family, Christmas is all about good food, good wine and great conversations around the family table. We have been known to stretch our holiday dinners for so long that we could possibly combine breakfast, lunch and dinner into one long […]


It’s Saturday Night at our home and like many weekend nights, it is filled with laughter, squeals, and teenagers. What would probably seem chaotic to most, seems quite natural over here.  I made a big crock pot of Portuguese Pulled Pork, Pepperoni Pizza Dip and homemade Macaroni and Cheese for Reis and his friends. They […]


Prosciutto Rosemary Pork Roast #Sundaysupper

December 1, 2013
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The Holiday Season is upon us and my family couldn’t be more excited.  We are enjoying this Holiday weekend at the beautiful South Seas Island Resort in Captiva, FL.  This place can really get you in the mood for the Holiday Season.  The decorations are amazing and the holiday festivities are even better.  We had big […]

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South Seas Island |Florida Family Getaway

November 30, 2013
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Have you ever spent Thanksgiving away from home?  I don’t mean away from home at a relatives house, I mean away from home at a beautiful resort.  I can honestly say that we had not, but boy are we glad we did!  As I write this post, I am sitting on the back porch of […]

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