Creamy Pumpkin Smoothie Recipe

Creamy Pumpkin Smoothie

Thanksgiving is around the corner and I am several weeks behind most of my friends in eat-everthing-pumpkin race.  I’ve also been making a lot of smoothies for breakfast, but with the weather turning colder I needed something a little more cozy and less frosty.  This creamy pumpkin smoothie did the trick!

This could also be served in a small bowl more as a creamy pumpkin cheesecake no-bake pudding dessert than a smoothie.   » Read more

Simply Stuffed Zucchini Flowers

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Squash blossoms (aka zucchini flowers) are these beautiful little things most people see at the market or in their grandmother’s garden, but never know quite what to do with them.  Some people deep fry them, some people chop them up and put the on a pizza, but I think that destroys how pretty they really are and doesn’t let their delicate flavor and texture shine… so I devised a plan.  A very delicious and simple plan. » Read more

Not My Momma’s Tater Salad Recipe

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Dee Dee Lacey Dancing Wedding Bad Dance Moves

You can see where I got my dance moves. Happy Birthday, Mom!

Happy Independence Day, y’all!  I’ll be enjoying one of my favorite American holidays from Italy this year, but I don’t think I could let it pass without putting a potato salad on the table.

I am always getting requests for “my” potato salad recipe, which is honestly a bunch of things I learned to throw together from my mom (whose birthday is today — LOVE YOU MOM!) » Read more

Leavin’ on a jet plane


Don’t know when I’ll be back again…

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Evening view from our seats in row 30-something

So, we moved from DC to Italy a few weeks ago.  This isn’t where I expected to pick back up on blogging, but it’s as good a place as any!  Thanks to anyone who decided to hop from my neglected URL and has joined me on this new adventure.

Food in flight!

We survived a tasty and uneventful couple of flights to get here.   » Read more