Mexican Chiles Rellenos with Spicy Rojo Sauce

Jump to Recipe I have said it a million times, and I will say it a million more…I absolutely love Mexican food!  I love everything about it, the tastes, the complexity of the flavors and the simplicity of it all at the same time.  Now I am saying the simplicity in making the ingredients meld…

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…

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…

Bacon, Egg & Cheese Biscuit Bake

Jump to Recipe My father grew up in the midst of the Great Depression, he was also the youngest boy of twelve children, born to Italian Immigrant parents, he was the first generation born in this country, and his father passed away shortly after the birth of my aunt, his sister.  This left my Grandmother…

Weapons of Self Destruction and Other Casualties

I have a confession to make. I am my own worst enemy!  Methodically, calculating, at any given moment, I am…raging a war inside myself, and in 51 years, I have amassed an arsenal of weapons of self-destruction, that I am ready to unleash on myself in a moments notice, with my finger on the trigger. …

Writer’s Block and Shit

I have a confession to make.  I have had writer’s block for the last three weeks.  If you follow my blog or occasionally peruse the pages, you know that in addition to my passion for cooking, food, and motherhood, I like to have at, and write.  I have currently, about 35 drafts that I am…

Arepas Venezuelan Style

I am a huge fan of Latin cuisine.  The flavors, the simplicity and complexity of it all at once, is something that feels like home to me.  Arepas are a staple in most Venezuelan and Colombian homes, and served at most meals.  They remind me of the Italian cornmeal cakes I ate as a child,…

Stuffed Buffalo Chicken Rolls

This is one of those recipes that you throw together because you just want something different to make for the family.  My family loves buffalo chicken in many forms.  I simply took all of the elements of buffalo chicken and made them into an elegant rolled chicken breast, that is beyond amazing.  I love this…

Saucy Cheeseburger Empanadas

This recipe is super easy, super delish, and tastes just like a cheeseburger!  I don’t like to fry my empanadas, and for years I have been using a cream cheese dough to make mine baked, in the oven, but lately I have been using puffed pastry because I find it can replicate a traditional empanada…

Assertiveness. The New Sexy

I have a confession to make.  I have not always been the self-assured, sinfully witty, assertive, badass, I am today! I was not even in the same realm! For many years I struggled to fit in, to not feel invisible, and to rise above the madness and self-doubt that plagued my manic mind with self-defeating,…