Quick Pesto Pasta Salad

One of my favorite things, pesto pasta salad!  I just love this one – there are so many variations, this one is super simple and outstanding! This quick pesto pasta salad is super easy and a real crowd pleaser! 3 boxes of rotelle pasta 1 jar sliced sun dried tomatoes 1 large English cucumber chopped 3… [Continue Reading]


Pomegranates. Five Yummy Uses for them

We’re coming into season again. Pomegranate season. I love these things! They’re tart, sweet, juicy, and so beautiful, it’s like eating little rubies, or garnets. I think they scare people because they seem so hard to manage, but they’re not – they’re so simple and so worth it. Here’s a video I found for how… [Continue Reading]

Brussels Sprouts and Pomegranates with Roasted Chicken Breast

Five of My Favorite Zucchini Recipes

Zoodle (Zucchini Noodle) Salad Zucchini Chips Squash, Sausage, and Bean “Chili”?   Triggerfish with Roasted Vegetables Zucchini and Goat Cheese Lasagna This has been included in some of my other compilation posts, lately, but it bears repeating.  So freaking yummy!    

Aren't they beautiful?

Mr. D’s Cafe (Deluca Toyota)

No.  Really. Bear with me for a moment. Y’all know how I love my car, right?  Her name is Lola and she’s a lipstick red, convertible Solara.  There was a problem with the dashboard cracking and peeling and about a year and a half ago, I got a notification that it was being recalled and… [Continue Reading]


Six of My Favorite Fish Recipes

We all try to eat better and fish is a super easy way to do that.  Sometimes it can be a little intimidating, so here are six of my favorite fish recipes to get you motivated.  I hope you enjoy them! Marinated Grilled Fish with Fruit Salsa Full Disclosure: The fruit salsa was incredibly delicious.  I… [Continue Reading]



This is such a great resource – I’ve been using it for about a year and I just love it. Recently they made some changes and upgrades and now it’s even better! It really frees me up to create content and not spend all my time promoting it. There’s a free 14 day trial, so… [Continue Reading]

Hudson at Waterway East

Last week I took a trip to Delray to see my mother. I was road tripping with my son who is going to stay with his grandmother for a while and we were looking forward to the trip.  Google maps said it was 257 miles and I was a little apprehensive about driving so far,… [Continue Reading]


Easy Cucumber Salad

I love a good easy cucumber salad! Turns out I’m not the only one.  I made this for a potluck recently and it was delicious! Super easy, easiest salad, ever, I might say.  I think the trick is really to shave the ingredients with a mandolin, making them super thin. 2 English cucumbers sliced very… [Continue Reading]


Seven of My Favorite Pasta Recipes

We love pasta.  Who doesn’t?  Over the years I’ve made lots and lots of pasta dishes and they’re so good, so satisfying, that I thought I’d revisit some of them here. Seven Of My Favorite Pasta Recipes Ravioli with a Quick Tomato Sauce, Spinach and Mushrooms   Linguine with Roasted Asparagus and Tomatoes Penne with… [Continue Reading]


Chopped Summer Salad

Who doesn’t love a chopped salad? And with the surprising sweetness of watermelon thrown in, this was perfect!  Made a ton and it kept very well for a couple of days. Chopped Summer Salad with Creamy Lime Dressing 1 small seedless watermelon, peeled and chopped small 4 avocados, peeled, seeded, chopped small 1 2 lb.… [Continue Reading]