Frittata Bites with Chard, Sausage and Feta

Makes 20 Bite-size portions are just right for a cocktail party.  And leftovers - if there’s any taste great for breakfast.   I turn it into a breakfast sandwich! Ingredients: Nonstick vegetable oil spray 1 12oz bunch…

Hummus

c.  Takes about 20 minutes.   Ingredients: 1 15 oz can chickpeas, rinsed and drained ¾ cup water ½ cup tahini 5 tbsps plus 2 teaspoons freshly squeezed lemon juice 1 ¼ tsp kosher salt 1 clove garlic 3…

Mussels Steamed in a Tomato Wine Sauce

  Ingredients: 3 dozen fresh mussels ½ cup olive oil ¼ cup finely chopped celery ¼ cup chopped onion ½ cup sliced green onions 2-3 garlic cloves, crushed 1 teaspoon dried basil leaves ½ cup dry white wine …

Porcini Mushrooms and White Bean Stew

Serves 4 Ingredients: 1 ¾ cup homemade or low sodium store bought chicken broth stock (I use veggie broth too) ¾ ounce dried porcini mushrooms 1 tbsp olive oil 1 small onion, thinly sliced 2 garlic cloves, thinly sliced …

Tortellini with Peas and Prosciutto

Active time:  25 minutes Total time:  25 minutes Serves 4 Ingredients: Kosher salt 1 pound meat filled tortellini 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 4 ounces prosciutto or pancetta, finely chopped 3 cloves garlic,…

Sausage and Mushroom Feta Caps

I love this recipe.  It comes together pretty easy.  You can prep and stuff them ahead of time, and bake them when ready to serve.   Ingredients: ¼ cups olive oil, divided 4 hot Italian sausages, casings removed 1…

Black or Green olive tapenade

This is another go to when I have company!  It’s such an easy dish to prepare. And most times I serve both the black and green olive tapenades. Ingredients: 1 cup pitted oil cured black olives, or if you want, use the green ones …

Insurance Matters That Really Matter!

Insurance is a funny thing - most of us don't take the time to read or understand our policies. Most people don't even take a cursory read through their policies, or for that matter, update them. Life is ever changing and the elements of life…
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The "Just In Case" Tote - Top Items to Keep Organized When a Medical Emergency Happens

On a Friday night, while at University, I always remember my mom telling me to put a $20 in my sock for cab fare home from the club ---just in case. Early on in my life, this was the idea of being prepared in an emergency.   My next…
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Four Steps to Creating an Effective Elder Care Plan

When something goes wrong, it often gets worse when answers are not available. An eldercare plan prevents chaos and provides comfort to distraught family members already shaken when family members face an unexpected trauma. Creating an elder…