Mary’s Meatballs

My mom came for a visit this weekend.  We enjoyed walks around town, the rooftop, wine and good company!  My sister Jeannette and nephew William joined us on Saturday evening for a sleep over and we decided to go wild and have a Saturday night dinner, in sunday style.  We made Spaghetti and Meatballs!  My […]

Dad’s Marinara Sauce

Sorry I haven’t posted anything for a while!  I thought my “re-launch” to this blog would be good to use the very first recipe I posted last year when I started this website.  I made the sauce today and I will admit, I always changed up my version of marinara sauce in the past, but […]

How sweet it is...

How sweet it is…

They say practice makes perfect.  I cooked a lot over the past few days.  I made steamed mussels in a mustard and white wine sauce, chicken stock, chicken parm and I wanted to try the fresh pasta dough that I made for my friends the weekend before and it came out better this time around. […]

Way too Long…

Hi Everyone!  Hope you are all doing well.  This was a tough winter and so happy that Spring has Sprung!  It has been way too long since I’ve posted anything and also way too long since I’ve seen my childhood girlfriends from Brooklyn.  Last night, the girls came over and I made dinner.  Against one […]

A Tale of Two Chili's

A Tale of Two Chili’s

This time of year reminds me of Chili.  This week, my friend Gracie suggested that I enter into a Chili Cook-off that will be held in Hoboken in late February.  I made Chili once, so I thank her for the confidence she has in me!  I went on a mission this week to find the […]

New Year... Old Recipes...

New Year… Old Recipes…

Happy New Year everyone!   Hope you all enjoyed the holiday season.  We had a great Christmas holiday and not surprisingly, I learned more things from my mother that I will post in the weeks to come.  For this week’s post, I decided to try her basic pastry dough recipe.  Its a pretty simple dough recipe […]

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas to you all!  I consider myself an organized person and people who know me would agree.  However, this time a year as organized as I plan to be, I send cards late and scramble to get the last minute gifts.  I finally get to take a breather today!  I am off from work […]

Christmas Cookie Exchange

Christmas Cookie Exchange

Hope everyone is doing well.  I missed my post last week because I was in St. Thomas with my parents.  This has become somewhat of a tradition for us as we have been going for a few years now.  This year, the weather wasn’t so nice, but we made the best of it and had […]