10 of My Favorite Soup Recipes

Roasted-Pepper-Soup with grilled chicken and corn

With Winter closing in and the days begin getting colder what could be better than a big bowl of a your favorite comforting soup!    Here are 10 of my favorite soup recipes to help warm your body and your soul! Chicken Soup with Mini Ravioli Cream of Broccoli with Roasted Tomatoes & Cheddar Shrimp and Crab Chowder Ribollita (Tuscan … [Read more...]

My Favorite Summer Salad

Jersey tomatoes, Jersey corn

One of my favorite pastimes is going to our Farmer's Market every Saturday, but with all the conferences I've been attending this summer I haven't had many opportunities to take advantage of our market.  Luckily for me, while I haven't made many shopping trips to our farmers market this summer, our local Wegman's  has done a excellent  job bringing … [Read more...]

Nicoise Salad with Grilled Shirmp

Salade Nicoise

Some of my fondest memories are of our travels through France and Italy.  Trying new dishes and learning first hand how they taste, and seeing how they're presented.    Of course we can Google them to see what they look like but trying in person adds a whole new perspective to the learning process. One of our trips years ago had us in the South … [Read more...]

Tortellini Salad with Gorgonzola Crumbles, Olives and Tomatoes

romaine, gorgonzola, olives, garlic toasts

The thing I love most about summer is the abundance of local  produce that's available at the markets and our farmers market.  For Lisa, this time of year means the beach, sun tans and summer vacation and since she just retired from teaching I guess her summer vacation just got extended!  Which means more meals for me to prepare....lol With … [Read more...]

Superbowl Party Snack Round-up

buffalo chicken wings

With the Superbowl almost coming up this weekend, it's time to kick it into high gear with some delicious easy to make Superbowl Snacks! If you're on Google+, our Food Bloggers Community is doing a series of Live Cooking demo's with some of their favorite Superbowl treats, you can find them by searching the hashtag #Superbowlplus.   You'll also … [Read more...]

Smoky Salmon Chowder with Cindy’s Recipes and Writings

salmon chowder

One thing for certain is when Mother Nature decides that it's time for winter,  she leaves no doubt in any ones mind.  This week we've seen single digit temperatures and a our high was a balmy 22 degrees.   I know that's considered seasonable for our friends up north, but when your normal temp for the month is 32, it's just down right … [Read more...]