Egg in a Hole: Our new favorite breakfast

I like to cook breakfast on Sunday mornings. My husband sleeps in and I get up with the kids, so I have some time on my hands, and usually, energy. Lately, though, my energy’s waning. I had surgery last month and since then, my energy’s diminished a good 50 percent. That’s also why I haven’t posted Read More …

Merry Christmas! Rizzoli Potatoes

Happy holidays, everyone! I’m sorry it’s been so long since my last post. I had breast surgery right after Thanksgiving and it’s sucked the energy right out of me. Every few days, I’d sign on and intend to write a post, and then I’d feel overwhelmed and long story short, it just didn’t happen. So Read More …

Happy Thanksgiving! Sage and Sausage Stuffing

So it occurred to me that I should put up a Thanksgiving post with enough lead time for you to shop and cook. That is, if you want to. No obligation, of course. Anyway I make a killer stuffing and I thought I’d share it with you. It is a bit labor-intensive but can be made a few Read More …

In Season: Pasta with Sausage and Greens

You can’t pick a favorite kid, but you can pick a favorite dinner and this is mine. It’s got it all: sausage, spice and pasta. What else do you need? When I first developed this recipe, I thought I was really creative. Then my BFF, who is Italian, mentioned that she was cooking it for dinner Read More …

Creepy, Kooky, Yummy, Spooky

We just threw our annual Halloween party and it rocked! Last year I did some Halloweeny snacks and people liked them so much that this year I went a little crazy in the cutesy-snack genre. I found some of the snacks online and made some up. I’m not posting recipes because all you really need are pictures Read More …

In Season: Cucumber Guac and Cucumber Salad

The Fisher family is up to its ears in cucumbers. Of all of my garden vegetables, my cucumber plants have been the most prolific. And by most, I mean my giant tomato jungle is not producing jack; my zucchini never produced fruits before it succumbed to every garden disease known to man and my string Read More …

In Season: Warm Grilled Vegetable Salad

Looking for a way to use all that fresh squash and eggplant? Have I got a recipe for you! This one came as a total surprise. I knew my meat-and-potatoes husband liked grilled vegetables, but I had no idea how much he AND the kids would like this dish. My family couldn’t get enough of it. This one Read More …

International Literacy Day

If you’re reading this, chances are you’re literate. Many, many people are not (reading this or literate.) To observe International Literacy Day, Grammarly, a service that caters to bloggers and other writers, created this infographic. Please take a look at it and let your awareness spur some action – give, volunteer and support literacy programs. Read More …