Gambas Al Ajillo (Garlic Shrimp)

Mouthwatering Spanish inspired shrimp in a rich garlic sauce.   Don't forget the crusty bread to soak up the garlicky goodness....more

Ragú alla Bolognese

At the table with good friends and family you do not become old. ~ Italian ProverbItalian comfort food ~ Ragú alla Bolognese is the perfect meal for family gatherings....more


Making homemade pasta is a little like going camping.   Life at home is easier, but getting in touch with the basics is nice too.  ...more

Ensalada de Piparrada

Summer — we all have seen —A few of us — believed —A few — the more aspiringUnquestionably loved —~ Emily Dickinson...more

White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Monsters

TammyRenea “People who are always taking care of their health are like misers, who are hoarding a treasure which they have never spirit enough to enjoy.” ~ Laurence Sterne ...more

Vanilla Bean Ice Cream

“My advice to you is not to inquire why or whither, but just to enjoy your ice cream while it's on your plate.” ~ Thornton Wilder ...more

Banana Pudding

 Sugar, if you ain't had banana puddin' in the South, you just ain't had banana puddin'. ~ Any Southerner...more

Spanish Cabbage Soup

“I remember a time when a cabbage could sell itself by being a cabbage. Nowadays it’s no good being a cabbage – unless you have an agent and pay him a commission. Nothing is free anymore to sell itself or give itself away. These days, Countess, every cabbage has its pimp.” ~ Jean Giraudoux, The Madwoman of Chaillot...more

Gazpacho Anadaluz

Gazpacho Anadaluz is the perfect summertime soup from Spain.  It's raw, refreshing, and the perfect use for the ripe tomatoes filling the farmer's markets....more


Soft pillows of fried dough drizzled with honey ~ A traditional New Mexican treat.Sweets for my sweet, sugar for my honey Your first sweet kiss thrilled me so. Sweets for my sweet, sugar for my honey I'll never ever let you go. And if you wanted a love to last forever Darlin' I would send my love your way. And my love'd not only last forever, But forever and a day. ~ The Searchers...more