Puff Pastry Tart with Goat Brie, Ricotta and Zucchini

There’s not much better on a Friday evening than mouth-watering, delectable dinner that’s put together with ingredients you happen to have on hand.  Having discovered some time ago goat brie at Trader Joe’s, I thought maybe I would incorporate it into some sort of puff pastry tart for dinner.  Looks like any brie but this…

Sweet, Sweet Summers

We recently learned that Elizabeth is coming to visit.  Sweet, brilliant, older cousin of James, Catherine, Christopher, Meg and Annie.  They adore her and she them.  As a new-born Elizabeth began her summer journeys down to South Florida.  After James was born she was the perfect summer playmate, being four years older AND a girl….

Baked Zucchini with Feta

Saturday mornings will usually find me at the Swap Shop with my father, affectionately known as “Jungle Jack” or “JJ” instead of Granddad or Granddaddy.  We started going on our adventures about two years ago, Dad really needed to get out of the house and I wanted to spend more time with him.  He’s 89…and…

Tomato Squash Casserole

The past few days have been overcast, windy and downright cool in South Florida.  I can’t seem to get warm.  I cringe to think what my stylish and stunning Godgirl would say if she saw me.  That maybe James’ sweatpants from highschool were only for people who sweat?  That white ankle socks in my fleece-lined…

Turkey Meatloaf

Tell my godson he’s having meatloaf for dinner and his face will fall.  His shoulders will slump and his eyes will have that “dead man walking” stare.  I understand.  We’ve ALL suffered from CNMD (Chronic Nasty Meatloaf Disorder) at one time or another.  But tell MY boy he’s having turkey meatloaf for dinner and all…

Nothin’ Says Lovin’ Like Comfort Food!

In Greece there is a dish called Manestra which is somewhere between a stew and a soup.  It started as a vegetarian dish when meat was scarce or too expensive.  Here in the States, it’s been tweaked a bit as meat has been added to season the pot.  Usually it is roasted meat that has…