Vodka Cucumber Smash

Still no kitchen! So what am I cooking tonight? Vodka Cucumber Smash. There’s not much back story to this recipe, and frankly, at this point, who needs a story??!! I need my kitchen back. With my kitchen in turmoil, I’m like a fish out of water. I know it won’t be too much longer, but … Continue reading

Grilled Swordfish with Mint and Balsamic

This is a favorite summertime, grilled recipe that I have also adapted to indoor cooking because I needed to enjoy this wonderful dish all year round. I have to admit that it is best when the fish is lightly charred from the grill, but this marinade can transform a broiled piece of fish in minutes. … 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

Peppers and Eggs Sandwiches

Since we’re on the topic of delicious sweet peppers (last week’s blog), I simply had to blog my favorite sandwich of all-time. I don’t even know where to start with this “love of my life” sandwich. It all began when I was a young girl, maybe eight years old or so. In the summer, my … Continue reading

Eggs in Gravy (Eggs In Purgatory)

Eggs in Gravy, as we used to call it, was a usual Friday night meatless meal in our family growing up, especially during Lenten season.  I believe it is now commonly referred to as Eggs in Purgatory.  That definitely sounds more religious.  I forget about this dish all year long, but as soon as Lent begins, … Continue reading

Baked Rice and Mozzarella Pie

As mentioned in my last post, this Baked Rice and Mozzarella Pie recipe was the side dish that always accompanied chicken or veal parmigiana (see last week’s post) in my family growing up.  It might seem like too much cheese or too much sauce to you for one meal, but believe me, it works.  That being … Continue reading

My Favorite Sandwich

  How can a sandwich need a recipe?  How can a sandwich have a memory attached to it? Well, my favorite sandwich has both.  When I first came upon this sandwich in a tiny restaurant in Montclair, New Jersey 26 years ago, it was very exotic, as far as sandwiches went at the time.  The … Continue reading