Reinventing Leftovers

  I am a believer in having simple ingredients shine in my dishes.  I think it comes from my Portuguese background.  The Portuguese don’t cook with heavy sauces or fancy dressing.  Their food is very simple and that simplicity lets the natural beauty and flavors in food truly shine. This recipe for Spinach Chicken Pasta […]


Is there anything better than walking into your house and smelling pure deliciousness wafting through the air?  The smell of onions and peppers roasting is one of my absolute favorite smells.  Especially if it includes every color pepper that you can find.  It’s always amazing to me that green peppers taste different from red peppers […]


I have been dreaming of White Asparagus & Salmon Salad – Spring is in the air where we live…Florida.  While I am still watching snowy pictures go by on social media channels, we are fortunate enough to live in a State that the temperature is just perfect. This is the time of year that Floridians […]


I am one of those people that has this terrible fear that I am going to run out of food when we entertain.  It really is a terrible way to be because it can lead to a lot of waist in the kitchen.  And NOTHING bothers me more than throwing away food.  So why do […]


Isn’t it funny how many foods take us right back to our childhood?  Sometimes just the word itself, others just the smell will take you back to your childhood.  For me, one of those foods is tuna fish salad.  When I was a child, we would eat dinner every night at 5 o’clock.  The news […]


What does comfort food mean to you?  Does it bring back childhood memories or family favorites?  Comfort food evokes so many memories within us and to me nothing means comfort more than Feijoada Portuguese Bean Stew.  It brings me back to Portugal in my grandmother’s kitchen where she could be found stirring my favorite Portuguese […]


I have always enjoyed cooking with my kids.  Spending time with my kids in the kitchen is one of my favorite ways to spend the day.  As they get older, you forget how much fun it really is to cook with little ones.  I had the opportunity to do so recently and I had the […]


I am one of those people that has a terrible fear every time I entertain.  I have had this fear for a very long time.  Probably since the first time I invited friends over when  first out of college.  That fear is, that I am going to run out of food.  I have this tendency […]


Reinventing Thanksgiving Leftovers into a Casserole #SundaySupper

November 27, 2011

                This was truly a Special Thanksgiving. I am thankful that Alexandra came home from College, we spent the day with amazing friends, my parents are both still here to share Holidays with us…. and my kids begged me to go shopping with them on Black Friday. We […]

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Reinventing Leftovers into a new Masterpiece

September 13, 2011

I love to Reinvent Leftovers.  I make it a habit to cook extra the first time around with the intention of that something new will be reinvented the second time around. We cooked way too many steaks this past weekend.  I was left with the dilemma of what masterpiece to create the second time around. […]

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