Barb’s incredible Shrimp Scampi Dip is the perfect holiday appetizer! You’ll have smiles and compliments galore!
A slow cooker hearty beef stew is about as good as it can get a winter night. It’s easy to prepare and very welcomed come dinner time.
Every time my wife Barb makes this incredibly delicious Saltimbocca wrapped with prosciutto over sauteed spinach laden with garlic my thoughts go back to Dominick’s Italian restaurant the old neighborhood in Rochester, New York. They were wonderful times!
Most cranberry relishes are canned and indistinguishable in any holiday setting. It’s only on the table because people think it’s traditional. Well…forget all of that and make room for a real showcase star! This Apple-Orange Cranberry Relish is INCREDIBLE!
This is a Holiday Lifesaver! No matter how well you plan your turkey spread it seems there’s never enough gravy. Well, those days are now a thing of the past.
As Rob previously mentioned we were at Week’s Fish Market in Bonita Springs & purchased a whole Lane Snapper. We have a friend, Chef Hector who had previously prepared snapper grilled in banana leaves in our outdoor kitchen.
As you know, Rob & I live in Southwest Florida year-round. We have lots of friends down here who are seasonal & don’t do much cooking while on their 6 month “vacation. I love to cook, enjoy entertaining friends. Eating dinner out isn’t really my thing especially during season. To crowed, to pricey and reservations only available at 5:00 or 9:00.
I must admit that I really love carbs: I really love good bread (Thank You – DeRomo’s Gourmet Italian Market), all kinds of pasta but I’m much fussier about potatoes. I have what I call my “To Tight Pants Rule”. You all know what I’m talking about – when pants get to tight, cut back on the carbs.
We had a crazy weekend & to be honest I didn’t feel like a trip to the grocery store yesterday. I made up this recipe with the ingredients I had on-hand. I don’t usually like packages ravioli but was pleasantly surprised at how good the RANA spinach ricotta ravioli was – light and flavorful!
Our daughter asked if I would be willing to spend 2 weeks in August watching her to girls Sophie (17) & Georgia (13). while she went to a writer’s conference in Vermont. I love these girls and of course said yes! Let me tell you about “babysitting” for a 17 year with a driver’s license, an evening job at a restaurant and her own car & a 13-year-old with a million friend within walking distance. I never saw them unless it was to go to the mall or out for lunch!