Recipe of the Month: Balsamic Artichokes

“Artichokes … are just plain annoying … After all the trouble you go to, you get about as much actual ‘food’ out of eating an artichoke as you would from licking thirty or forty postage stamps. Have the shrimp cocktail instead.” — Miss Piggy I don’t agree with the quote above, in fact,  artichokes are […]

Recipe of the Month: Emergency Chocolate Cake

Life in our family is defined by a never ending series of surprises. This, of course, is what makes it so interesting. Ever hopeful, I still write out an ambitious To Do List each morning–though most of the time it simply involves re-copying the previous day’s list. All of these unforeseen events are not true […]

How to make a perfect salad at home

One thing we are known for is our yummy salads.  With the holidays coming up, I’d thought I’d pass on some ideas for you to use when you entertain.  A great salad, like a great dessert, can be the highlight of your meal.  First of all, making a great salad is all about the ingredients. […]

Recipe of the Month: Artichoke Linguine

This is one of my absolute favorite pastas.  I love any dish that gives me the chance to have artichokes! 1 9 oz. Package frozen artichoke quarters 4 tbsp. Olive oil, extra virgin 4 oz. Sliced mushrooms 6 large cloves garlic, crushed or minced 1 med. Shallot, minced 2 cups heavy cream 1 lb. Fresh […]

Recipe of the Month: Broccoli Mac and Cheese Gratin

This is SOOO yummy and comforting, even the kids loved it. Broccoli Mac and Cheese Gratin 4 cups uncooked medium seashell pasta (about 12 ounces) 6 cups broccoli florets (about 1 pound) 1 tablespoon olive oil, divided 2 garlic cloves, minced 1/3 cup finely chopped onion 3 3/4 cups 1% low-fat milk, divided 1/3 cup […]