Summer Rocket and Tomato Salad

SUMMER!  Farmers Markets.  Swimming Pools. Picnics. Fun. Fun. Fun.  Is there anything better than sitting outside on a dock with some friends watching the sun set?  Well, here is a super dish to take with you just about anywhere!  A fresh succotash of sorts, or maybe a medley.  I have been really into arugula lately…

Mycenae

The Tomb of Clytemnestra This is it…the last little peek inside our two month journey in Ancient Greece!  But don’t fret because I have put it all together in one great book, “I’ll Take the Stairs” (available at blurb.com) for all you adventurous people out there who want to know about travel in Greece.   Another…

Spears and Hearts Flatbread

Mimosa, anyone?  That’s exactly what I thought with when biting into this delicious Flatbread with Goat Cheese, Asparagus and Artichoke Hearts Sunday morning! Too bad I didn’t actually have any orange juice and champagne at the moment… But seriously, this is really such a great weekend Brunch item for that Bridal Shower or Easter Brunch you are hosting or as an appetizer at…

Cowboy Steak Ciabatta Burgers

It was a fine Saturday afternoon here in The Bitterroot Valley and  I was totally in the mood for a messy juicy burger, but not really in the mood to light any charcoal (because that would require a trip to the store) and definitely not interested in shaping meat into patties.  Let’s make a Steak Burger….Grab…

Stuffed Mushrooms

Who doesn’t love stuffed mushrooms?  Especially when they have melted cheese all over them!!  I realize many recipes for stuffed mushrooms involve some kind of breaded stuffing or quinoa (we all know I enjoy quinoa) however, sometimes less is more.  For a nice appetizer to stick your fork into, try these.  They are fresh and…

My New Book

To take a peak inside my new book, “I’ll Take the Stairs” click here.  You can preview the first 15 pages! I’ll Take the Stairs is the Ultimate Guide for your Zesty Greek Adventure! Featuring Travel Tips and Tidbits to travel light, stay longer and spend less so you and your family can truly experience the Greek…

Polson, Montana

Let’s Travel through time in America! Wondering what you should stop and see while driving through Montana this summer? Well, don’t worry because in addition to the stunning scenes at Glacier National Park, Yellowstone and numerous other amazing state parks and sites, this is a must see attraction for you and your family. It’s The Miracle of America Museum located on Memory Lane…

Kitchen Klinic Chronicles: Simple Solutions for Entertaining

It’s time again.  Time for another lesson from The Kitchen Klinic.  Remember that special book from Grandma that is full of valuable tips from a time period long gone?  I told you it is helpful!  Recently, another mother I know was expressing feelings of stress because they are about to host a group of 12 Teen…

Spicy Sesame Ginger Marinade

This is a quick and simple marinade to dress up even the most basic budget friendly chicken legs!  Your family will love it!  Naturally, I use my Ninja to make the chopping extra fast. We all know I love my ninja…Don’t even get me started on that because it is the perfect size for marinades…

Skordalia and Walnut Pesto

As clean white linens blow in the warm breeze behind me, I sit at this bar in the middle of an orange grove chatting with Ingrid.  She tells fascinating stories of her childhood and how she would come to Greece every summer from Germany by way of trains.  She tells of how she and Jorgos fell in love. She hands…