Lisa’s Italian Potato Salad

My very good friend and ‘soul sister’ Lisa Marie makes this fantastic potato salad…she brings it to our frequent pot luck get-togethers…it’s so good that everyone asks for it all the time…so I just had to get the recipe from her! There’s not an ounce of mayo in this baby – so no refrigeration is required. It’s a terrific addition to an outdoor summer pool party or barbecue. Continue reading

German Potato Salad

German Potato Salad

Every summer when we were little my parents took us up to ‘the house on the hill’ to visit family. The House on the Hill was the home of my grandmother on my father’s side. She was one of thirteen children! She and my grandfather lived in Philadelphia year-round but during the summer they would head up to her family home and we would all spend time with cousins and aunts and uncles. I have the fondest memories of those summers…the fun, the freedom, the food! My grandmother’s German Potato Salad was one of those additions to the meals that was to die for – one that was delicious served nice and warm but got better and better as it sat in the marinade. ¬†Thank you Mom Mom for the wonderful memories and all your delicious recipes… Continue reading

Balsamic & Sage Pork Chops Meal


Last night we were in the mood for a quick & tasty pork meal! There are so many ways to cook pork! These fabulous pork chops marinate while the potato salad and vegetables are being prepared and are cooked in just about 10 minutes. How easy is that? The key to cooking these pork chops is to almost treat them like a steak – high heat cooking for a minute or two on each side and then popping them in the oven to finish up. Then let them rest for a few minutes to redistribute the juices. When they’re not overcooked pork chops are tender and delicious! Continue reading