Wednesday 10 Feb 2016

All posts by Lisa

Cooking for Kids – Week 1

I often volunteer at my kids’ elementary school.  I love working with the kids —yes, Mom, I know, you always said I should be a teacher.  Thanks for the “I told you so” — and my kids get so excited […]

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Ingredients for the mushroom ragu

Spinach Lasagna with Mushroom Ragu

This lasagna is so delicious, even if it is a bit labor intensive.  You can prepare some steps ahead; you can even assemble the lasagna ahead of time

The kids and I dressed for Halloween a few years ago

Joey’s Halloween Food Drive

Earlier this month, my 9 year old said he wants to help people who are hungry by holding a food drive on Halloween.  He said it's not fair

The #JackWhiteDebacle

"F*** YOU Jack White you have lost me as a fan forever" Perhaps not my finest moment, but at 10:31 p.m. Saturday night, it was exactly how I felt. There's

BBQ Pulled Chicken Slow Cooker Recipe

There really isn't much to this recipe because I use my favorite BBQ sauce from a jar but since a couple of people have asked me how I

Chocolate Chip Zucchini Bread

Another zucchini recipe!  By the way, I froze some of the zucchini muffins and now I take them out one at a time to enjoy for breakfast, or


Zucchini Muffins

Zucchini Muffins A very basic muffin recipe.  You can also add walnuts or pecans, or dried fruit to the mixture (add these in last). 1 1/3 cups sugar 2 eggs, beaten 2


Summer Squash Bread with Lemon Icing

Right now, the summer squash and zucchinis are plentiful.  I used them to make the following recipes over the weekend - Summer Squash Bread with Lemon Icing, Zucchini


White Chocolate and Raspberry Cookies

Credit for this recipe to Better Homes and Gardens - the kids gave me a cookie cookbook a few years ago and this recipe has become a favorite

Stuffed shells

Baked Stuffed Shells – with Ricotta, Mascarpone and Smoked Mozzarella

I admit, asking you to turn on the oven in this heat can be considered cruel.  I like to avoid it myself during the summer but la famiglia