harvest grape focaccia bread


Originally called “schiacciata” this Tuscan flat bread has become known as focaccia by most Americans. It’s traditionally made in the Chianti region of Italy to celebrate the annual autumn grape harvest. Focaccia is beautiful served with a variety of your favorite cheeses, oven roasted garlic and a gorgeous bottle of wine… go for something light…

chicken florentine artichoke bake


It’s getting to be that time of year again. When I went for my morning walk today I could smell the faint scent of autumn approaching. The sumac is already edged in crimson and a few of the trees are beginning to turn that unmistakable amber-gold. The squirrels and birds are suddenly preparing for winter.…

caprese bites


Ready for another delicious, easy appetizer? This is a wonderful, different way to use up some of those garden tomatoes! If you like caprese salad, you’ll love this! cherry tomatoes fresh mozzarella cheese 1/4 cup real mayonnaise 2 Tablespoons olive oil 2 cloves fresh garlic small, fresh basil sprigs Hollow out the cherry tomatoes and…

dinner in a popover


This is such a fun, delicious dinner to make when you’re getting tired of the same old thing week after week. I’ve made this with sausage, ham and bacon and served it as a main dish for a brunch gathering, but most of the time I make it like this… ~ preheat oven to 400…

crunchy peanut apple salad


Yum yum yum! This salad is one of my favorite picnic/potluck dishes. When we’re at home we serve it in teacups. When we’re out and about we put it in Mason jars and pack the jars in ice until we’re ready to eat. This is crunchy, peanutty, sweet and fruity. It so good it could…