chocolate whoopie pies


rich, moist, chocolaty, small, nostalgic of Astoria childhood memories.  Hot summer days walking down to the corner was a “Harveys Candy Shop”, where they sold the best egg creams, all sorts of candies which we would now consider nostalgic candy and my favorite was the whoopie pie and the vast catalog of Archie comic books… [Read More »]

Tomatillo salsa- (Green Salsa)


The other salsa!!It’s hot and steaming outside and having this sauce available opens up a window of opportunities for dinner.  You can make fish and have amazing fish tacos, grill chicken and add the tomatillo goodness to your protein, make an omelette and create rancheros salsa verde.  The mind is a terrible thing to waste,… [Read More »]

Orzo with Broccoli Rabe

Delicious Orzo with Broccoli rabe This is a quick and delicious side dish to any entree.  Orzo is sold in most stores and is a form of short-cut pasta, shaped like a large grain of rice.  Follow the directions on the orzo package and cook and when done, set aside with a little olive oil and sea… [Read More »]

Braised Chicken Thighs with potatoes, portabello and dried cherries


Braised Chicken Thighs with Potatoes, Portabello and dried Cherries. As I was perusing the May Food and Wine magazine, staring me on page 62 was dish created by the restaurant Kachka in Portland, Oregan-  The look of this dish screamed comfort, tasty, grandma, family dinner.  I added this recipe to my weekly trials.  I… [Read More »]