Goodbye Old Friends – Garden Fresh Tart

Dear Zucchini and Squash, I want to thank you for your lengthy and highly generous visit.  You graced our dinner table night after night and you certainly never disappointed our taste buds.  Whether you were sauteeing in a pan of hot olive oil or baked with fresh herbs and cheese, we were always happy to have you […]




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Squash Gratin with Goat Cheese & Basil

Let’s get right down to bi-yez-ness!!!!!   I mean, who doesn’t love a gratin?!  Crispy, creamy, savory…….yes, please! Squash Gratin with Goat Cheese & Basil Ingredients: 2 medium yellow squash, thinly sliced (a mandolin is perfect if you have one……I don’t, so I will settle for irregularly cut, thin slices) 2 tbsp olive oil salt & […]




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I’m Such a “Jerk” – Lychee Mimosa

I went to Jamaica with every intention of coming back with an authentic Jamaican recipe to share on my blog.  I made arrangements with Chef Andre to meet  for a cooking class at our resort and learn how to make classic jerk marinade and as vacation would have it the only knowledge of anything “jerk” that I came […]




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Zesty Summer Squash Penne Pasta

Well, folks, I am holding true to my word, so here is the first official summer squash recipe.  I would be remiss to say that I cooked up this delicious dish last night, when in fact I caved and cooked a frozen pizza, but I do want to make one thing clear, that is not […]




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Grown to “Scale”

Last spring my incredible husband delievered his talents yet again by building me my dream garden.  I have said before that my grandfather was an expert gardener, who passed along his talents to my expert gardener mother, who passed that down to my expert gardener sister, who passed down whatever was left of that talent to me.  Sorry, […]




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We did it!!!! Top 25 Foodie Moms Winner

Well, friends, we did it!!!! I just want to thank everyone for all the votes, support and enthusiasm for Circle of Mom’s Top 25 Foodie Moms!!  I am floored, excited, and honored to be included with the other mommies in this group!!! I can’t believe that my blog is so new and has been awarded […]




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