Cherry Tomato Caprese Salad

Cherry Tomato Caprese Salad
Linda and I decided that we would share two versions of Caprese Salad this week…since soon we will have way too many cherry tomatoes to count, mine is made with an abundance of cherry tomatoes…I love this version of a Caprese Salad. It’s simple, marinated, can be made in advance and is great for a summer side, plus I have a little tip that makes the cherry tomatoes even better. I made it to eat for my Honey while we played Chinese Checkers. Just us and a toothpick! Continue reading

Grilled Tomato Caprese Salad

A Caprese Salad is one of my favorites…and if you’ve never tried grilling the tomatoes before layering them into the salad then it’s time you did…the grilling brings out the sweetness of the tomatoes…truly delicious! Heidi will be sharing another version of Caprese Salad on Thursday…it’s amazing how different a small change can make! Continue reading

Sautéed Calamari In Brown Butter

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Date nights are my favorite nights!!! I love to get all dolled up for my Hubby and go out for a glass of wine and a little bite (that I didn’t have to cook!)…One of the dishes we get at Moon & Raven Public House is their Sautéed Calamari. Well, it’s tax season and my excellent Hubby is a CPA. He and his partner, along with their excellent staff, are cranking day and night-  so Date Nights Out are a little more rare. Wanting to have Sautéed Calamari, I decided to come up with a dish of my own inspired by one of our favorite dishes. Late Night Date Night at home… Continue reading

Vietnamese Style Pho

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I have to admit that three years ago I had NO idea what Pho was. Not until I took my son to Philadelphia for his 20th birthday did I find out. My son, (now 23) loves all things Asian and insisted we find Pho while we were in the city. I’m game to try practically anything, so we researched to find the best in the city! That was all it took to turn me onto probably the best broth I’ve ever had. Well, here at home if you want Pho, you’re going to have to make it….and so I did! Continue reading