Coconut Macaroon Sherbet Cake

Sometimes oldies really are goodies. It’s not always the case – we found a 1946 church cookbook that belonged to my husband’s grandmother. The only “green” salad in the entire cookbook consisted of iceberg lettuce with layers of Miracle Whip, which had been blended with sugar, and then sprinkled with even more sugar on top…

SautΓ©ed Summer Halibut

We returned home to Boston today to an absolutely beautiful summer day. Having this be one of the true first summer days in our new Seaport neighborhood, I’m just starting to discover the summer happenings in our new hood. And being that this is a rather new neighborhood itself, new stores and activities are constantly…

Tomato Feta Farfalle Salad

Summer and pasta salad go hand-in-hand. This is a simple, make-ahead pasta salad that highlights the delicious summer tomatoes & asparagus, fresh sweet basil and creamy feta cheese. You can make it more of a main entree as well by adding grilled chicken or shrimp. Ingredients Box of Farfalle Pasta Package of Sundried Tomatoes Container…

The Classic Potato Salad

Fourth of July is a time of family gatherings, fireworks, and delicious BBQ meals. Hot dogs, ribs, baked beans, and of course potato salad. This particular recipe belonged to my Nana, and my Mom has been making it every summer since I can remember. It is an absolute staple on our summer menus. Nothing quite…

Balsamic Glazed Prosciutto and Melon

Summer has arrived! The days are filled with outdoor activities, lots of family time, and of course those wonderful dinners that can start with a booze cruise, and linger throughout the evening on the back porch. Being the sun is usually still up when Happy Hour begins, we like to stick to mostly cold appetizers…

Pear and Brie Quesadillas with Lime-Honey Dipping Sauce

Have you ever had an appetizer that could double as a dessert? Well this recipe, my friend, has been known to be both. It actually was not intended to be a dessert.  I had made them for a friends BBQ as a starter. But when we were done with dinner, our friend asked if he…