I used to be an avid Food Network lover a few years ago, but not so much anymore. It was then that I discovered Ina Garten (Barefoot Contessa). Her entertaining style is best described as earthy and elegant. She throws … Continue reading Ina Garten’s Parmesan Chicken
Limoncello is an Italian lemon liqueur mainly produced in Southern Italy. Even though there is debate about the origin of this drink, it is said to be at least 100 years old. Limoncello is very popular in Italy and is only just becoming popular in other parts of the world. It also happens to be a popular ingredient in cocktails and imparts a strong lemon flavor without the sourness or bitterness of pure lemon juice. Today I’m going to share a recipe with you using limoncello in a dessert. A guest that came over for dinner a few weeks back … Continue reading Limoncello cheesecake squares
I just love this time of year when the lilies put on a show stopping parade! The day lilies, tiger lilies, asiatic, scented, no matter what, are just stunning and form a graceful addition to any garden. Believe it or not, they are pretty hardy and don’t really require much in the way of maintenance. They’re happy in well drained soil and require at least 6-7 hours of sunlight each day. Fertilize them when you first see them put out shoots and deadhead if necessary. If I had my way, I’d have a field full of lilies in every color … Continue reading Irresistible Lilies and I!
A good friend of mine recently had her first baby, so I thought of bringing her dinner one night as we all well know how the first few weeks of a new arrival literally turns one’s world upside down. Since … Continue reading Eggplant Parmesan with a sweet surprise ending!