Arugula Fig Goat Cheese Salad 860

Arugula Fig and Goat Cheese Salad #SundaySupper

  To describe this salad without using the word spectacular is almost impossible for me. The flavors in this arugula fig and goat cheese salad are out of this world. The honey lemon dressing takes it to a new level of deliciousness. I don’t know about all of you but this time of year, all… 

Read More »


Portuguese Meatballs Recipe

My son’s  school has exploded with a new iPad Pilot Program. What an exciting time for our  children  …some  parents were so EXCITED, we were jumping up and down …The 6th graders were given iPads and the traditional way of teaching is being challenged by new technology.  For some reason, this reminded me of Portuguese… 

Read More »

Reinventing Leftovers into a new Masterpiece

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…. 

Read More »

Reflections on 9/11

Reflections on 9/11 as an Immigrant to this Country

Forty years ago Vo, my Dad, left the comfort of his Family in Portugal and came to the United States.  I was four years old and can still remember the day he departed to this unknown world. He came with $100 in his pocket and hoped for the best.  As I got older, I never… 

Read More »

Our Wedding Anniversary is Gone

We haven’t had a Wedding Anniversary in 12 Years! No, we didn’t get divorced… 12 years ago at 12:03 am our third child, Reis, was born.  This is when August 31st became Reis’s Birthday and no longer our Anniversary! The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree…. Reis is a total Foodie just like his… 

Read More »

Faith, Family, Food and Football

The quality of a person’s life is in direct proportion to their commitment to excellence, regardless of their chosen field of endeavor. -Vince Lombardi Today is the first day of High School Football and it is my Oldest Son’s First Day on Varsity…I find myself reflecting…where did this all begin… How did we become such… 

Read More »

Back to School: Go Fish

“Give me a fish and I eat for a day. Teach me to fish and I eat for a lifetime.” -Chinese Proverb It’s Back to School Time!  For most of us who pack lunches, it means… It’s sandwich time! Last time I was at the grocery store, I saw something that made me laugh…. they… 

Read More »

Every Teenager Must Have A Chocolate Cake

When my children turn 16, I highly encourage them to get a part-time job. Now, I didn’t say that I MAKE them, I just highly encourage them. It is amazing how encouraged they become when they realize that if they want to do all those fun things that they need spending money for, they need… 

Read More »

Do you say Pasta and Sauce or Macaroni and Gravy

I am a creature of habit. I used to get up on Sunday Mornings, make coffee and enjoy reading the Sunday Paper in peace until the rest of the house came alive.  This was my Routine for many, many years… These Sundays, I make coffee, grab my laptop and can’t wait to catch up with… 

Read More »

It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year….Back to School

I don’t think there is a Mom that can’t relate to the Staples Commercial! It’s also the time of year when we need to get organized, kids in bed on time and start thinking about what to make for lunch that is nutritious.. My kids love this sandwich!   I know what you are thinking….. my… 

Read More »


The More Things Change, the More They Stay the SAME

Six weeks doesn’t seem so long until it is your turn to wait for your College Freshman to return home.    This is the first time Alexandra  has been away from our family for 6 Weeks! As you can imagine, we can’t wait to see her and spend time as a Family. The morning she is… 

Read More »