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Watermelon Salad with Feta and Blueberries

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Oh my, it’s the 4th of July already???? Time to make Watermelon Salad with Feta & Blueberries. It’s the perfect thing to cool off in the dog days of summer. The last thing I want to do is turn on the oven in this heat and humidity. I love our…

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A Menu to Celebrate Mother’s Day, Spring and More

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May is a celebratory month for us! It brings the sunshine, our anniversary, Steve’s birthday and we begin the celebration with Mother’s Day. I don’t usually see my mother for Mother’s day, she lives in Georgia and I’m in Maryland. I send flowers, an Amazon gift card, or something boring…

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The Annual Fishing Trip

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Is there anything better than fresh fish? I mean really fresh – like catching it yourself. Rockfish season opened on the bay and we gather together for an annual fishing trip. This year we hooked two fish that were over 40”! Our friend Marsha was the first to reel one…

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An Elegant Easter Buffet

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Easter is one of my favorite holidays. To me it’s a celebration of Spring and this year it brings the glorious spring sunshine. Steve’s family gathers for an Easter Brunch at a local restaurant, then we head home with the children (big and small) for the traditional Easter egg hunt….

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Asparagus Tart with Goat Cheese and Spring Greens

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Spring is here!  I like to celebrate with this Asparagus Tart with Goat Cheese and Spring Greens.  If I’m lucky enough I can snap the asparagus from my garden but there never seems to be enough.  It’s not a problem because I’m lucky enough to have Whole Foods just down…

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An Elegant Prime Rib Dinner for the Holiday

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How can you go wrong with an elegant Prime Rib Dinner for a festive occasion?  The holiday season begs for elegance like no other time of the year. I’m not sure why that is, except that there are so many memories tied up in every single tradition, from the funny…

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Cranberry Cocktails 3 Ways

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Cranberry Cocktails Three Ways – How can you go wrong with a festive cranberry cocktail for holiday entertaining? I make this Cranberry Ginger Syrup and Steve has three different cocktails to make. We have no order of preference but with this syrup he can make a Cranberry Martini, a Cranberry…

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Creamy Limoncello #SundaySupper

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Crema di Limoncello is a drink I grew to love working on the Amalfi Coast of Italy. Every time I enjoy a (small) glass of this after dinner it brings back warm memories of my Italian friends gathered around the table. I want to share this spirit with friends and…

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