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Meatballs!

Meatballs!

Meatballs….everyone makes them differently, and every time it is an event.  I have honed my recipe for meatballs over the years, and I never make less than 10 lbs at a time. If you are going to commit to meatballs, commit!  The added benefit is […]

Honey Crisp Apple Pie

Honey Crisp Apple Pie

Apples are oddly personal. There are so many different varieties and flavors, but usually one or two types will trigger nostalgia. As a kid growing up in New England in the 1970s, the apple of choice in our family was the tart Macintosh. When we […]

Italian Sausage and Clams

Italian Sausage and Clams

Clams! I love all types of seafood, but when they are sweet, small and cooked to perfection, clams ring out at the top. My love affair with the clam started in Cascias, Portugal, where I broke my own rule of photographing a meal in public. […]

10-Layer Salad

10-Layer Salad

Layer Salad usually makes its appearance in the Summer at a pot luck or BBQ.  It traditionally has peas, cheddar cheese, bacon and ranch dressing or mayo, but you can make this salad with any ingredients you have on hand. I decided to challenge myself […]

Fancy Iced Tea

Fancy Iced Tea

If guests unexpectedly stop by and your house is a train wreck, relax! Sit them on the back porch with a tall glass of fancy iced tea and a jar full of homemade cookies. This recipe is quick and easy to make and will buy […]

Spanish Roasted Almonds

Spanish Roasted Almonds

Roasted almonds are the best snack ever, but store bought ones tend to be salty and dry. Making them at home is remarkably quick and gratifying. These almonds are yummy for any occasion. I keep some in a dish on my kitchen counter year-round, and […]