Halibut Baked with Mushrooms

Finally…..I have my kitchen back! It looks beautiful. I’m absolutely in love with my appliances. However, I need a PhD in “Appliance Use and Cleaning.”   Seriously, I have about 4 hours of tedious reading to do before I will feel comfortable using them. Instead of cooking, I seem to be busy polishing away every fingerprint … Continue reading

Crab Salad

I have another wonderful recipe for you to make with our meaty and delicious Jersey crabs.   I am especially fond of this recipe because not only is light and tasty, but it also brings friends and family together around the table for several hours. It takes time to break open the crabs and dig in … Continue reading

Crab Sauce over Spaghetti

Some of my fondest food memories are from the Jersey Shore. “Down the shore” is where you’ll find some of the best fast food in our country. I’m sure you’re salivating right now just thinking about the sausage and peppers sandwiches, pizza, zeppole, clams on the half, Kohl’s custard…and the list goes on and on. … Continue reading

Mediterranean Cod with Olives

Happy 2016!  I hope you all enjoyed the holiday season and are now ready to repent by making the number one New Year’s resolution to change all your eating habits and get healthy! This always makes me laugh. Why must we make this resolution year after year? Why must we be tormented with advertisements from … Continue reading

Spaghetti alle Vongole (Spaghetti with Clams)

\ Pardon my absence, for those of you who noticed. I like to say that I’ve been traveling in search of recipes to share.   Research is very important! Ha ha!! This recipe for Spaghetti Alle Vongole, was “researched” about 25 years ago on my first trip to Italy.   We were to visit the Amalfi Coast, … Continue reading

Florence’s Stuffed Clams

With Christmas Eve just around the corner, I start counting my fishes. I count my blessings as well, but Christmas Eve is all about fish….seven different types of fish, to be exact. So I begin planning our menu for this feast of feasts…the mother of all feasts.   Most Italian families consider Christmas Eve to be … Continue reading

Grilled Branzino

The snow had barely disappeared after this past brutal winter in the Northeast, and I desperately need to grill something…..anything. We usually manage to shovel a path to our grill on our deck periodically throughout the long winter months.  But not this year!  It had been months since I’d  tasted those wonderful, earthy flavors that … Continue reading

Swordfish Livornese (or is it Sicilian?) Style

  Italians not only love eating food, but they love arguing over food as well.  As you can see from several of my other posts, whether we’re  arguing about who makes the dish the correct way, or what region the dish comes, we love to challenge one another.  My motto is, “if it tastes good, … Continue reading

Filet Sole with Snow Peas

I serve fish at least once a week.  I grew up eating fish ( specifically filet of sole or flounder) for dinner on Fridays in accordance to the Catholic Church.  But even after Pope Paul VI loosened the fasting rules in 1966, my mom just couldn’t break the habit.  We still had fish (or other … Continue reading

Shrimp Scampi

  When I think back to the varieties of fish that were available when I grew up, I can only come up with three.  There was filet of flounder or sole, lobster tails and shrimp.  This seems hard to believe now, since you can find so much more than this in any supermarket.  The choices … Continue reading