Spaghetti Carbonara

How many times have you stood staring into your refrigerator wondering what to make for dinner? If you have, you certainly aren’t alone and Spaghetti Carbonara might be the answer as it only takes a few simple ingredients. If you’ve got fresh eggs, bacon or pancetta, pecorino Romano or other hard Italian grating cheese and […]

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Sea Scallops With Bacon Lardons On Creamy Corn Polenta

A very popular appetizer at parties and restaurants in New England is bacon wrapped sea scallops. While this is a delicious starter, I wanted the same flavors for an evening meal and created Pan Seared Sea Scallops With Bacon Lardons On Creamy Corn Polenta. Each bite of crisp, salty smoked bacon, tender sea scallops, and […]

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Asian Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Summer is in full swing and on a hot, humid evening we like to eat a little lighter. Asian Chicken Lettuce Wraps, which are a popular appetizer served in many restaurants, are easy to make and serve at home. The wraps are great served as an appetizer but they also make a delicious meal. The hot, sour, salty […]

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Beans And Greens, Quick, Easy And Healthy

Beans and Greens, Quick, Easy & Healthy. With the approaching holidays, I’m sure everyone is pressed for time like I am. After spending a long day of baking, I wanted an easy meal that would be comforting and delicious. Instead of ordering a pizza, I cooked one of my “go to” meals that I know […]

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Paella Mixta (Paella With Chicken, Chorizo and Seafood)

Paella is a classic, flavorful rice dish from Spain. Originating in the rice-growing area of Valencia, it started out as a dish cooked in the fields by workers over an open fire. Now, you will find this dish prepared in restaurants and homes all over Spain. This is a great one dish main course to […]

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Strawberry Martini

Summertime is strawberry time and a strawberry martini is a nice cocktail to enjoy in the evening. I make mine from homemade strawberry infused vodka. The infused vodka has the essence of sweet strawberries and no harsh taste. And the infusion is as easy as one, two, three. Strawberry Infused Vodka 1 qt. strawberries 1 […]

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Cocktails on the Dock – Summer Thyme Martini

If you have followed my blog from the beginning, you know that my husband and I have a summer cottage in the town of Naples in the Lakes Region of Maine. Lakeside living is easy in Maine. We do a little gardening, boating, jet skiing, cooking and grilling. Oh I forgot about our days when […]

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A SLICE OF SUMMER ON A PLATE

A  piece of blueberry lemon curd tart is like a slice of summer on a plate. I usually make this tart when we are spending the 4th of July at our home in New Hampshire where I have twenty-six wild blueberry bushes. I take a little galvanized bucket and go out to see what berries […]

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