Brigantine Island and My Only Reason to Visit Atlantic City

Brigantine Island and Atlantic city

We're almost at the end of our five week road trip to the Jersey Shore and that means one last mini road trip heading north of Ocean City to Brigantine Island and Atlantic City. I'm not a gambler, and I also remember how Atlantic City use to be when I grew up in the area.   That being said I'm not too fond of what it's become, so I limited my … [Read more...]

How to Make Delicious Chicken Meatballs

Chicken Meatballs

One of the great joys in life has got to be meatballs.   Wonderfully seasoned balls of meats, pan fried to give them a little bit of crunchiness to the exterior then simmered for hours in tomato sauce to keep them plump, juicy and delightfully delicious. For almost 20 years now I've been making Turkey and Chicken Meatballs and have enjoyed them … [Read more...]

Ventnor, Margate and Longport – The Other Beach Towns

Ventnor, Margate and Longport - the other beach towns

Nestled between Atlantic City and Ocean City, Ventnor, Margate and Longport are the other beach towns.   Each with their own personalities and miles of beautiful uncrowded beaches.  These towns have always been populated with year round residents making them more of communities with beaches rather than just vacation destinations with beaches.   … [Read more...]

Garlic Shrimp and Supergreens with Pasta

Shrimp with Super greens over pasta

I love the simplicity of pasta dishes, creating a topping in the saute pan and tossing it with perfectly cooked pasta. Just the words Garlic Shrimp start the juices flowing, and trust me this simple and delicious dish did not disappoint. I've switched over to Gluten-Free pasta (Barilla has been my GF pasta of choice) but Lisa still prefers … [Read more...]

Follow the Gull on Ocean Drive to Stone Harbor, New Jersey

Follow the Gull on Ocean Drive to Stone Harbor, NJ

One of my fondest memories of the Jersey Shore was driving along the coastal highway known as Ocean Drive.  I would Follow the Gull and take Scenic Route from Cape May to Ocean City taking in the sights and sounds of each town along the way.  Of course it can get a little hectic in the summertime when traffic makes the journey a little slower, but … [Read more...]

Healthy and Delicious Blackened Salmon Salad

Summer, Healthy

What's not to love about summer time?  The bounty of fresh produce just makes you want to eat healthier and my Blackened Salmon Salad is just what you need to excite your taste buds while keeping you fit and trim for swimsuit season! It's not hard being good when you have all of these amazing flavors to enjoy.  Northwest Coho Salmon, fresh … [Read more...]

Take a Walk on the Ocean City Boardwalk

Ocean City , New Jersey Boardwalk

In all the years in I lived and worked in Ocean City, I rarely got to the boardwalk during the summer months.  The Ocean City Boardwalk and the cool breezes were there all the time, but my only time outside during the summer was spent going to the walk-in or the dumpster......sigh To be honest I was not in favor of this vacation because I … [Read more...]

Stuffed Salmon with Cream Cheese and Crabmeat

crabmeat, cream cheese, seafood

Since  discovering Northwest Wild Caught Salmon earlier this year, I've been having fun finding different ways to prepare and enjoy this lovely fish.  I was lucky enough to pick up some nice sockeye salmon at Sam's Club. This week Stuffed Salmon was on the menu at home, and I decided to try something a little different with the stuffing using … [Read more...]

On the way to Cape May

Historic home

We're two weeks into our road trip to the Jersey Shore and have been having a wonderful time enjoying the sunshine and amazing breezes that have been keeping us cool and relaxed during our stay in Ocean City and visiting other shore points. But as soon as we hit the mainland it gets hot very quickly, which is a good reason not to venture far … [Read more...]

Hot Fun in the Summertime with Clementine Colada & Clementine Gelato #drinknoble

Seminole Pride Noble Juices, Florida,

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Seminole Pride Noble Juices. All opinions are 100% mine. Anytime is the perfect time for fresh Florida Juices and Seminole Pride Noble Juices simply can't be beat!  Florida grown and manufactured by fourth Generation Floridians is a definitely a recipe for success!   And speaking of recipes … [Read more...]