Family Recipes Basic Breads and Easter Bread

Both of my grandmothers were great cooks and bakers. My mother and my aunts were as well, so I am grateful I had the chance to learn from a long line of good cooks. My grandmother Thelma who I was lucky enough to have grown up with made everything and I mean everything great. I... Continue Reading →

Povitica Croatian Walnut Sweet Bread

I loved hearing stories about my my grandmother Anna Radenic Briglovich. She and my grandfather Frank (Franjo Brigljevic) Briglovich came to this country as married young teenagers from Velika Gorica Croatia. My father was the youngest of 13 children.   My father used to talk about how good of a cook his mom was, how... Continue Reading →

Stained Glass Window Fudge

Ingredients 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter 2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips or 12 ounces best quality dark chocolate, finely chopped 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 bag (10.5 ounces) colored mini marshmallows Directions 1. In a large bowl combine butter and chocolate. Microwave on high for approximately 45 seconds. Stir then repeat at 20 second... Continue Reading →

Moms Stove Top Pot Roast

My mother made the best Pot Roast. I can smell and taste it now. On the rare occasion I eat beef I make this. Especially now that it’s cold out. Stove Top Pot Roast Ingredients •1 boneless beef chuck roast (3 to 4 pounds) •2 to 3 garlic cloves, sliced •2 tablespoons olive oil •1... Continue Reading →

Pasta and Chimichurri Sauce

I love to cook. But sometimes when your not feeling up to par I like something healthy and fast without ordering take out. This dish is on the table in no time. Enjoy Pasta and Chimichurri •16oz angel hair pasta Sauce •1 1/2 cup parsley •2 fresh basil leaves •4 cloves garlic •Juice of half... Continue Reading →

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I think I will be starting a new blog just for recipes Opinions? I really want your opinions Since I am a health leader and advocate who lives with several chronic conditions Should I focus on just that or have a mix

Eggplant Pomodoro Pasta.

If you are an eggplant lover, this dish is for you! If you are on the fence about eggplant this will make you a lover for sure. Eggplant and tomato sauce flavored with capers and green olives and mixed with quinoa spaghetti, fresh parsley, and Parmesan cheese. This Eggplant Pomodoro Pasta is a 30-minute vegetarian... Continue Reading →

Beans and Greens

White Beans and Escarole with Fresh Herbs and Lemon Ingredients: • 1 medium onion, finely diced • 3 large cloves garlic, minced • 15-ounce can white beans, rinsed and drained • 2 cups (or so) of escarole, roughly chopped • 1 cup chicken broth • 1/4cup (or so) mixed herbs (I used flat leaf parsley,... Continue Reading →

Francese and Piccata

Francese and piccata are very similar. The difference between the two is for Francese, the chicken breast is first dipped in flour then into a beaten egg mixture, before being cooked. For piccata, the chicken is first dipped in egg and then in flour. Both are simmered in a lemony butter sauce, but the piccata... Continue Reading →

Lemon Desserts

Lemon-lovers rejoice! This limoncello cake offers a decadent flavor and texture that's hard to beat. Incorporate lemon and limoncello liquor into the cake batter, and then indulge in the mascarpone cheese icing that blends lemon curd and mascarpone cheese with whipped cream. The lady fingers are soaked in lemon syrup spiked with Limoncello and there's... Continue Reading →

I Love History and I Did Ancestry DNA

I love history and I have been researching both sides of my family tree.  I found some interesting information from my fathers side.  Some information I have found. And I cannot wait to see what else I uncover. I may start a geneology blog so I can keep all that information in one area.  Any... Continue Reading →

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