• Italy

    First Day, Positano, Italy

    So here I am, Positano, Italy. Pinch me, as I can hardly believe it. And what about this view from my terrace I will wake up to each morning. With breakfast, served to me, right here!

  • Italy,  Pizza

    Traveling Solo to Italy

    Traveling to Italy has always been my dream.  More like a misty dream, never quite clearly seeing through the fog to when it might come true.  A single mom, carefully budgeting my way through life and cleaning up after storms along…

  • Drinks,  Valentine's Day

    Raspberry Valentine’s Kiss

    I’ve been doing a lot of reminiscing lately.  Mostly, it’s a good thing.  Those cherished memories, secretly stored in my heart, bringing a warm smile and good feelings.   I love to keep those memories close to me. I remember when I…

  • Soups / Stews

    Gorgonzola and White Wine Bisque

    Must Love Gorgonzola!  I for one, just love the unique taste of gorgonzola.  Its creaminess and green/blue marbling is a gentle version to the sharp taste of blue cheese.  Gorgonzola is always a staple in my fridge, topping it on salads, melted…

  • Appetizers,  Breads,  Snacks

    The Best Homemade Pita Bread

    Can you pass up freshly baked bread? I can easily pass on the bread basket served at most restaurants, unless with one sniff as the basket is laid before me, it’s freshly baked, warm from the oven.  Then I need to immediately rethink…

  • Drinks,  Gluten-free,  Vegetarian

    Chia Hot Chocolate

    If you live in South Florida, quick…make this hot chocolate because by tomorrow it will be warm weather again!  If you live elsewhere, no rush as you most likely have a several more weeks of cold weather.  I woke this morning to a real…