Cherry Pistachio Biscotti

For some reason, each year I make these biscotti for the New Year’s weekend.  I think because they are so delicious with a warm cup of coffee and a great way to relax the morning of the new year.  Treat yourself and make a batch of these wonderful crunchy biscotti.  Share with friends, they will […]

Holiday Greetings/Table for 21

/ Holiday Cheers!  After a delightful couple of days of celebrating, I have finally gotten back into a routine.  The above photo was taken on Christmas Eve, when we host our annual fondue party.  It is always a fun evening with friends and family.  I hope you enjoyed a festive celebration this holiday week. Here […]

Nancy’s Christmas Trifle

I have had a busy weekend with friends and family, celebrating the holidays.  I always love the Christmas season because I get a chance to visit with friends that I do not see on a regular basis.  Another highlight is to see beautiful homes decorated lavishly with wonderful holiday decor.  Oh and did I mention, […]

Macaroni and Cheese

Everyone loves Macaroni and Cheese.  There was a restaurant in Clifton, VA called Heart in Hand that served this marvelous macaroni and cheese recipe.  I found this recipe when looking through my recipe cards this week.  It brought back memories of when this restaurant was open; it was one of the places we would always […]

Red Truck Stollen

I read the Washington Post everyday and especially on Wednesday, when the Food Section is included.  My interest was peaked when I read the article below about the Red Truck Bakery in Warrenton, VA.  Since I love to try new recipes, I decided to give this one a try.  It sounds like a perfect treat […]

Salted Caramel Nut Bars

The combination of salty and sweet is fantastic in this recipe.  A great combination of flavors and very easy to make.  After a wonderful meal, many times just one small sweet is all you need to finish a meal.  I like to serve small bites for dessert and these are perfect.  These would pair great […]

Broccoli Pasta Salad

The holidays are coming and there is nothing better than to have a salad prepared and ready to serve. This recipe was handed down to me from my mother, who was a terrific cook.  This was one of her favorite salads and is perfect for entertaining.  Serve with warm crusty rolls for lunch, serve with […]

15 minutes

Getting ready for the holidays and entertaining can be a daunting task.  This weekend when visiting Philadelphia we stopped at Di Bruno Bros. and I picked up a great assortment of meats and cheeses.  One of my go to appetizers is a meat and cheese tray that you can put together in 15 minutes.   […]

Food Finds in Philadelphia

After exploring the food scene of Philadelphia, I can definitely say it is a great town for foodies. First stop, Steve’s for a cheesesteak. Leaving the Ritz Carlton we asked the bellman where he would recommend we go for a cheesesteak. He directed us to Steve’s. What a great tip. The sandwich was loaded with […]