Heirloom Ambrosia Salad

“This memorable old-fashioned, now heirloom ambrosia salad has made an appearance at every family BBQ for longer than I care to remember!  It is made with sour cream and not Cool Whip or yogurt like some recipes I’ve seen.  I love sour cream!  I… Read More ›

New England Shepherd’s Pie

  “ A quick and simple New England version of the English shepherd’s pie I grew up with. It has no added spices, just salt and pepper and Gravy Master, simple but real good! A layer of vegetables on the bottom makes… Read More ›

Sauteed Cabbage and Bread (Bonard)

    “An old-world, fast, and delicious Italian vegetable side dish recipe that is just sautéed cabbage and bread was called Bonard in my family, and that is purely the phonetic spelling.  I cannot find it anywhere sounding like this or made… Read More ›

Soft Polenta

     Servings: 8      Makes:  4 cups       Cook Time:  10 minutes “This is a super fast, old-world Italian cornmeal dish that has made a comeback in recent years and with good reason: it is healthy and… Read More ›

Israeli Salad, My Way

   “Israeli Salad is very famous not only in Israel but in New York and you can find many versions of it in delis. A little lemon juice is in most I’ve tried, you may want to try adding that,… Read More ›

Easy Puffy French Toast

    “Asked on a Saturday Morning for many a year….”What do you want for breakfast?”  The most popular answer whatever the age:  “Puffy French Toast!” When you can’t decide whether you want pancakes or french toast, you ask for puffy… Read More ›

Rhode Island Doughboys

    “You must be a Rhode Islander, have lived in Rhode Island, or visited Rhode Island if you know what a doughboy is! They are a fried dough a little similar to zeppoles. My Mom made these almost weekly!  They… Read More ›


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