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]


Ten Great Summer Vegetable Recipes

What the heck  are you going to do with all that (insert summer vegetable abundant harvest here)? You know how it goes…   It’s the season of abundance – Summer Vegetables are all over the place and you are running out of ideas on what to do with them.  Well, I went through a bunch… [Continue Reading]

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Roasted Broccoli Pasta Salad

Wow.  Yum.  Roasted Broccoli Pasta Salad with Tomatoes, Peas, Dill, and Feta in a Lemony Vinaigrette. So, Haley has really been coming into her own when it comes to cooking. We were discussing this dish and what we would do with it – and I was pretty set on blanching the broccoli.  She decided that… [Continue Reading]


Nine Cole Slaw Recipes

Nothing says summer like Slaw, right?  Here are some of my favorite summer dishes, nine of the best cole slaw recipes you’ve ever had! Slaw with Grapefruit Dressing Spicy Mango Slaw Mango Cabbage Slaw Tuna Sandwich, Coleslaw and Potato Salad with a Greek Twist Kohlrabi Apple Slaw   Simple Pleasures Slaw The Slaw for Fish… [Continue Reading]