Philly Cheese Steak Deep Dish Pizza, 80’s Style

I wanted to make this cheese steak pizza because I see people making them but not the way I remember eating them when I lived in Philly in the late 80’s and early 90’s. Although controversial among cheese steak ‘purists’, this is how I loved them when I lived there. So I decided to make the pizza my way… enter… ‘Processed Cheese!’ After the pizza came out of the oven a lovely layer of melted processed cheese was poured all over this beautiful deep dish and I was transformed to 1989 all over again… Now that’s what I’m talking about! Continue reading

Spinach, Mushroom & Cheese Egg White Frittata


All of us I’m sure have the Go-To dinners when you just don’t want to fuss in the kitchen. One of my Go-To favorites is Pasta Carbonara. As easy as separating a bunch of eggs and boiling some pasta. Well, now on the following day for lunch I make an Egg White Frittata with whatever I have in the refrigerator. It’s my favorite way to use up all the unused egg whites and whatever cooked veggies I have as leftovers. Plus my Hubby will eat it again for breakfast the next morning! Win, Win, Win! Continue reading

Greek Rainbow Quinoa Salad


I know I’m late to the party, but it took me until now to jump on the quinoa wagon… Now I can say I’m a fan! Wanting to make something easy that I can grab when I need a quick bite, and having way too many jars of Kalamata olives, I decided to go Greek. It turned out just what was needed for an easy ‘pick me up’ during the day. Continue reading

Egg Fried Rice with Ginger, Sriracha Mayo


During this time of isolation I’ve been working on a house to flip. I have an Interior Design background and since it’s not my nature to just sit at home, I bought a house to keep me busy. And busy it’s been. We closed April 30th and I have about a week still of work until it’s done completely. That being said, some nights when I get home I really don’t want to cook. Solution, order out… anyway, we ordered from our local Chinese Restaurant and as per normal there was a lot of leftover white rice. So for lunch the next day I made this… It was delicious! Continue reading

My Favorite Holiday Bites


Thanksgiving is over and we spent ours with some of our children. My daughter-in-law made dinner this year, so I was off the hook! It was a wonderful day and everything was delicious! The only thing was that I missed some of my favorite bites. I still had a turkey at home to cook and I had been dying to try a technique I had heard about to see if it worked. Since I was clear of the pressure to serve it to anyone but my Hubby and I, I decided to go for it on Sunday. To my happy surprise it worked perfectly and I will never make a turkey any other way again! I also made the two sides that I was missing from other Thanksgivings. The Cranberry & Apricot Chutney I cook at Thanksgiving but use it for many Holiday dishes all the way to Christmas and as a gift to Hostesses when I attend parties. It’s great on Brie too! Continue reading

Focaccia Art


My kids came home to visit this weekend and my son Dillon wanted to make something with me. I know this Focaccia Art is trending, so I suggested we try to make some ourselves. I took a shortcut on the dough and pulled most of the herbs out of my garden so it was simple and fun, not to mention delicious! Continue reading