Pollo Blanco Chili

So I was with friends from high school having dinner last week, and one of my dear friends asked for some healthy recipes, that follow a heart healthy protocol.  This dish definitely does just that.  This is a simple and tasty chili that is more like a soup.  I always have chicken cooked and ready…

Italian Spare Ribs in Red Gravy

My father bless his heart, loved his “gravy” and his pasta.  This was not lost on his oldest daughter, as nothing screams comfort food to me more than a heaping bowl of pasta, gravy and some delicious simmered meat.  My father loved to infuse his gravy with flavor long before it was a thing!  But…

The Promise

I have a confession to make.  I have stumbled upon the ultimate lie and the most brilliant truth that we can ever tell ourselves.  Every moment, every new life, every new beginning is wrought with excitement, with possibilities, and the hope, that all will be wonderful, beautiful….right.  The promise of everything good, everything that can, and…

Pumpkin Gnocchi with Sage Butter and Maple Drizzle

OK, so if you really read my blog and don’t just pass by briefly, you know I love fall and pumpkin everything, not necessarily in that order.  I have been making gnocchi every which way to Sunday, forever.  For one, it was super easy for me not to goof up back in my early days…

Rustic Italian Heirloom Tomato Tart

Since I was a little girl I have absolutely loved tomatoes.  Growing up my Dad use to make a tomato pie that was so heavenly I would devour this thing as if it were my last meal.  When I got married and moved out, my Dad showed me how to make his tomato pie, he…

Harvest Corn Chowder

Fall is here and as much as I love the beach, I love Fall equally.  For one thing, the NY Yankees are in the playoffs,  then there’s football, hockey, bonfires, apple picking, pumpkin everything, and soup!  I just love making food when the weather gets a nip in the air.  Something about a nice bowl…

Mexican Chorizo Stuffed Delicata Squash

Whenever I am feeling out of sorts I love to find a farmer’s market and wander around for inspiration and to remind myself that healthy eating is my choice.  The other day I had a chance to catch my local farmer’s market on a rare Friday off.  It was so nice to walk around and…

Antiques. Fine Wine. Old.

I have a confession to make. I am committed to growing old gracefully, to obliterating and diminishing, any wrinkle that shows up on my face, to keeping my hair, long, free of grays, perfectly colored and coiffed, to stay youngish…relevant, ME!  Now while I am committed, and all in, society on the other hand is…

Ultimate Veggie Burger

For many years, since I was a young girl, l have had an aversion to red meat.  It wasn’t really a conscious acknowledgement towards veganism, it just seemed wrong for my body.  The only time I  would consume red meat was to enjoy and devour my Grandmother’s meatballs.  My mother never really worried about this…

Smooth as Silk Strawberry Mousse

One of my favorite desserts is Chocolate Mousse.   Ever since I have been going out to restaurants,  it has been one of the things I love to have when I have dessert.  That or Creme Brule, but that is neither here nor there! However, I do love strawberry mousse when strawberries are at the height of freshness…