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It is so true that life is a journey.  As I write this post, I can’t help but reflect on how much my life has changed over the past two years.  I chuckle a bit as I continue to be amazed as to how this all has happened and come about.  Although it all began […]


One of the perks of being a blogger is that you receive many cookbooks.  You have no idea how exciting it is for someone like me to open up the mailbox and see that large yellow envelope knowing that there is a cookbook inside.  Yes, this is the kind of stuff that sends my heart […]


Happy Labor Day Weekend!  At our house, we love this weekend for many reasons.  Ron and I were married 22 years ago on this day and Reis was born on Labor Day Weekend.  That stinker waited 3 minutes to be born on our anniversary.   This is also the second week for the boys football […]


I love salads.  I could eat them every day and honestly, do most days.  The only person that I can think of that loves salads more than me is my daughter Alex.  This summer, I had the pleasure of working with Alex.  It came as quite a surprise to both of us but we really […]


  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 […]


It seems like just yesterday, I was so worried when my oldest was leaving for college.   Letting go, was not an easy task for this momma.  It’s been two years since that summer and not only have I survived, I can honestly tell you that it has been a wonderful experience watching Alexandra grow […]


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 […]


Do you have a secret sauce that is just amazing on everything?  One of those sauces that can make even a blah dish taste fabulous?  I do and it has been my secret sauce for a long time.  It is wonderful on everything from shrimp and pork to rice and potatoes.  Parsley Garlic Caper Sauce […]


Cheesy Polenta | Chef Todd English #SundaySupper

December 2, 2012

Hey there!  It’s that time of week…when we come together Around the Family Table for Sunday Supper.  When one of our Sunday Supper Contributors, Tammi from Momma’s Meals, suggested the Favorite Celebrity Chef theme, I was excited but also stumped. Why?  Because it is so hard for me to choose just one favorite celebrity chef. […]

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Goat Cheese Rigatoni Alfredo #SundaySupper

September 30, 2012

The Sunday Supper team has a challenge this week.  Meals in Five Ingredients or Less.  Could we do it?  I have to admit, when our host Amber from Mama’s Blissful Bites first brought it up, I wasn’t sure how easy it would be to come up with good dishes with five ingredients or less.  This is […]

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