Main Course



Halloween this year was quiet, just the two of us. Since we don’t have many kids come knocking on our door anymore, we decided to be “bad” and pretend we were not home.  It’s not hard when you turn out all the lights and watch the episodes of Poldark you’ve […]

Fun Fondue for Halloween





Sometimes you just gotta have a pizza! Take out is fine–but a homemade pizza, making it with just what you are craving right now is better! Pictured above is a white pizza (meaning without tomato sauce), topped with mushrooms, roasted tomatoes and shaved asparagus, drizzled with olive oil and sprinkled […]

Homemade Pizza




Kids CAN cook! When a child sees those around him cook, when he is taught by parents and grandparents, when healthy food is encouraged and he is allowed to experiment with it, he not only learns the basics of cooking and eating well, but gains confidence that he, indeed, can […]

Shrimp Lo Mein



Summer Is Over…… …and school has begun.  During the first few days of a new school year, all is exciting as the kids meet and get to know their teachers, make new friends, and use their new school supplies.  But those new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle or Frozen lunchboxes will […]

Back to School




What is a “tian?” A tian is “a dish of finely chopped vegetables cooked in olive oil and baked au gratin.”  My tian is an adaptation of a Julia Child recipe–it makes a great side dish or you can use it, as I did, as the main course for a […]

Zucchini Tian


Pizza Genovese Style is easy in the summertime! With pesto, leftover new potatoes and fresh green beans steamed in the microwave, you can make Pesto Genovese Pizza in no time.  It’s called Genovese because it is created with the ingredients of Pesto alla Genovese from Genoa, Italy. First, roll out […]

Pesto Genovese Pizza