Labor Day Weekend feels like the last celebration of summer. It isn’t of course. Technically, summer continues until nearly the end of September but it FEELS like it. I, for one, am always ready for fall so I really like to celebrate summer on this “last weekend” since we will probably have chili or short… Continue reading Labor Day Weekend
Sometimes you come across a family recipe you haven’t had in decades. I loved this Jello as a kid and I haven’t had it in ages. I was so excited to recipe test it just so I could eat it again… and also so I could share it with all of you, of course. This… Continue reading Strawberry Pretzel Jello
First of all, I would like to thank each of you for your kind response to my cookbook release. It has been very exciting! I can’t tell you how happy it makes me to hear that the Veal Spinach Loaf you made disappeared in 20 minutes at your family’s Easter gathering or how you loved… Continue reading Pork Chops: Thick-Cut, Bone-In, Full of Flavor!
About a month ago we had a week without kids. We made the most of our time which included going to a Sonoma wine dinner. I tried to recreate one of the dishes at home but I wasn’t happy with my first attempt. I made a caponata and even though it had a traditional flavor… Continue reading Eggplant Agrodolce
This is the last “Ode to Summer/Summer Finale” post. I’m not saying more summery things won’t pop up, after all, summer isn’t technically over until September 21st or 22nd or something. But, this is the last OFFICIAL one. It’s a good one too. What better way to send off summer and celebrate Labor Day than… Continue reading Next Level S’mores