Welcome to my blog! My name is Melissa. I'm a young-at-heart 40-something, born and raised in Northern NJ, right outside of NYC. Cooking has always been a passion of mine and I'm thrilled to share it with all of you!
Category Archives: pignoli
Hope everyone had a nice holiday weekend! Easter was a fun and food filled celebration, as usual. Waaaay too much, again, as usual. Which is why I opted for a lighter pasta dish. And it was a big hit. I … Continue reading
Happy Monday! Or is it? Letting go of a summer weekend is never easy. Too much fun to be had this time of year! And with dinner like this, you’ll feel like summer is never going to end. Perfect. Does … Continue reading
What words pop into your mind when you’re thinking about spring? I have a few: baseball (go YANKEES!)flowerscleaning (guess I should start my spring cleaning one of these days…)asparagus Yes, asparagus. One of my favorite vegetables. And perfect this time … Continue reading
There are lots of things my family loves…pasta, wine, cheese…and a big favorite in the vegetable group… ARTICHOKES. Sorry, but I have to shout it out. Artichokes are wonderful. I’ve been eating them for as long as I can remember…and … Continue reading
I wasn’t just blessed with a Mom who can cook…Dad is a rock star in the kitchen, too. Now that he’s feeling better (a new kidney really does wonders for a person) he’s been back in there getting his hands … Continue reading
***Don’t forget to enter my giveaway HERE! Ends tomorrow!*** This week’s theme was vegetarian dishes and I was SO excited when I got my recipe. It was the perfect side to go with our Friday fish meal (tilapia recipe coming … Continue reading