Crazy Easy Refrigerator Garlic Dill Pickles

I absolutely love pickles.  I love spicy garlic dill pickles, I love plain garlic dill.  I love to incorporate them into my lunch since I don’t do carbs.  I just wrap my turkey and cheese around a spear and I am good to go for lunch. My favorite pickles are at the PA Dutch Market…

Corn Nuggets aka..Corn Fritters

Since the time my kidlets were little one of our family’s favorite snacks/and or desserts were corn nuggets as my kidlets called them.  Now, most people don’t serve them this way, at least in the south, they are meant to be savory, but I took it to another level, and they have been a snack…

Mama’s Italian Pignoli Nut Cookies

Ever since I could eat solid food I have been memorized and delighted by Italian pastries and cookies.  Every now and then my fireman and I get in the car and head to Jersey City, and we make two stops from my childhood.  2nd Street Bakery for the most amazing Pepperoni Bread, and a pepper…

Holiday Foods On a Shoe String

Tis the season for love, laughter, gift giving, family, and food.  Many people come to dread the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, but it doesn’t have to be expensive.  It can be a festive time and you can still enjoy entertaining without having to take out a second mortgage if you know where you…

A Pampered Chef; Spa Treatments Good Enough to Eat

   My mother was a woman ahead of her time.  I can remember her taking heaping spoonfuls of Hellman’s mayonnaise putting it in a bowl and slathering it on her hair, she would then wrap her hair in plastic wrap, with a freshly warmed towel  just out of the dryer, and go take her Calgon…

Playing with my Food

I will be the first to admit I have a dark and somewhat twisted sense of humor, and it doesn’t take much to make me chuckle like a school girl at the mere mention of something innocuous as balls or the mounds.  I know I am like a pubescent teen, laughing at the most inappropriate things. …

Your body is a temple…Tantric Sex 101

Switching gears from my shocking revelations.  Back to the good stuff! For those of you looking for recipes, I will be up with new ones just in time for Fat Tuesday, but for now indulge me in this step towards enlightenment. I remember the first time I had ever heard of tantric sex.  I had…

Haste makes waste and tasty Treats

That was me being playful!  How’d I do?  On second thought let’s not!  Riding the high of my 4 day cleanse down 7.5 lbs.  I am happy with the jump start, and have decided that I will continue on.  So I am home today, taking a break from my mind numbing routine. I started cleaning out…

Phytonutrients, What Are They and Why Should You Care?

Far be it from me to tell anyone except my three teens, and occasionally my fireman, what they should and shouldn’t do, and what they should consume.  However, the mother in me goes beyond my children, and I am going to dole out some tough love here to you, only because I care!  It’s no secret that Americans…

Kitchen Rescue…Life Hacks For Those Who Hate to Cook or are Cooking Impaired

“Having a well stocked fridge and pantry with go to items, can help you eat healthier, make meal prep a breeze and cut down on the need for take-out.  Simplicity doesn’t mean boring or bland.  I can turn out a meal of angel hair pasta, fresh garlic, sautéed in olive oil, top it with a Gremalata of fresh parsley, lemon zest and toasted bread crumbs and bring you to your knees with the amazing taste of this classic Italian Garlic Aioli.  This meal is ready in the time it takes to boil water for your pasta.  Serve with a nice salad and dinner is on the table in 25 minutes.  Shorter than take-out and much better I promise you of that!”