Grilled Lime Marinated Mahi Mahi

Grilled Lime Marinated Mahi Mahi is made juicy and flavorful with the help of the marinade

We hope your aren’t getting tired of grilled recipes because here is another one — Grilled Lime Marinated Mahi Mahi. We weren’t kidding when we said we try to make as many meals using the grill as we can. It’s just too darn hot to turn on the oven or the stove.  One thing that we do, though, […]

Grilled Portabella Mushroom alla Caprese

Grilled portabella mushroom alla cappers ready to enjoy

Summertime is the best season for having lots of creative food choices such as this recipe for Grilled Portabella Mushroom alla Caprese.   The grape tomatoes are now ruby red ripe and so very sweet and juicy. The basil is fragrant and all you have to do is brush against it and the basil perfumes the air […]

Grilled Whole Pork Tenderloin With Peppers Over Polenta

Grilled pork tenderloin with colored peppers over polenta

At last we’ve had a few consecutive days without rain, so we’re trying to make up for lost grilling time and first on the list is Grilled Whole Pork Tenderloin With Peppers Over Polenta { Filleto Intero di Maiale Alla Griglia Con Peperoni Sopra Polenta}.   We found the double tenderloin package at Meijer for $2.49 a pound and […]

Panzanella {Italian Bread Salad}

Panzanella a traditional Italian bread Salad

Panzanella is a classic Italian bread salad with a tangy blend of tomato juice, olive oil, red wine vinegar poured over a colorful mixture of roasted peppers, tomatoes, anchovies, capers, black olives and toasted rustic ciabatta.  At one time this was considered a peasant meal; bread was used as a tummy filler and a dish […]

Tiramisu Cake Topped With Zabaglione Cream

Tiramisu Cake Topped with Zabaglione Cream @

I’ve seen countless recipes for Tiramisu, a very popular Italian dessert, and I’ve made quite a few recipe variations , but I’d never seen it made as a Tiramisu Cake. The minute I saw the recipe it peaked my interest. I knew that I had to make it and then the perfect opportunity arose. . . […]

Grilled Zucchini Summer Squash and Strozzapreti with Lemon Vinaigrette

Grilled zucchini summer squash with Strozzapreti tossed with lemon vinaigrette

The idea for making Grilled Zucchini Summer Squash and Strozzapreti came to me when I peeked into vegetable drawer of the fridge and there they were . . . . . .two squash waiting to be used.  From their slightly sad appearance they had been speaking to me for some time — I just hadn’t […]

Grilled Shrimp with Garlic and Lemon

Grilled Shrimp is juicy and plump with Garlic and Lemon

We got a one day break from our rainy weather and were able to fire up the grill so we could finally make the Grilled Shrimp with Garlic and Lemon recipe. I was excited when I first read about the method of preparation that guaranteed the Grilled Shrimp with Garlic and Lemon would be plump , tender […]

Battle With The Deer – Natural Deer Repellent

Deer repellent prevents deer from eating hosta leaves @

Last year I wrote about our deer problem along with the moles, voles, slugs, chipmunk,  rabbits and the natural deer repellent we were using.   Unfortunately our hostas were pretty well eaten up before I had a chance to use the deer repellent and verify its effects.    This year, when we got back home […]

No Churn Nutella Hazelnut Chocolate Chip Ice Cream

Nutella Hazelnut Chocolate Chip Ice Cream is Laced with Frangelico

It seemed like such a natural progression,  going from No Churn Strawberry Ice Cream . . . . . .to the chocolate nutty version of No Churn Nutella Hazelnut Chocolate Chip Ice Cream.  The title is quite a mouthful isn’t it?  But what else would you call an ice cream that is so much more than just […]

Warm Tuscan Farro Salad

Warm Tuscan Farro Salad includes kale , grape tomatoes and shaved pecorino

I know it must seem that we use kale a lot but our Warm Tuscan Farro Salad wouldn’t be the same without kale. Spinach has a tendency to wilt a bit as well as arugula. So, when we’re  making a dish that is warm and includes a green leafy vegetable — we want that vegetable to […]