Farmhouse Rules …. Season 3!!!!!

Hello everyone! I am SO excited to share some big news … Yesterday I got the call from my Producer at Food Network that Season 3 of Farmhouse Rules has been given the GREEN LIGHT!! I am so full of great ideas to share and summer produce is just unbelievable


Fiddleheads are the furled frond of a young fern plant. They are seen early in the season, before the fern opens into its full growth. They are a source of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids and are high in iron

Easter 2014

[ Easter in the 80’s ]
This year we spent Easter in New York. Breakfast at home for David and I, then over to my son Johnny’s for festivities with family.

To start, we had deviled eggs! there was candy, of course. For dinner, sweet

Spring Dinner – Roast Duck and Dandelion Greens

This Spring, treat your family with a special dinner of Roast Duck and Dandelion Greens. Although it’s not often seen on the menu in my home, when I prepare and serve this dish, it’s a simple celebration. The greens not only compliment the

Open-Faced Reuben Sandwich

There is nothing I love more then leftovers! After my Corned Beef & Cabbage dinner, I used the remaining beef to make the classic St. Patty’s Day dish: The Reuben. A New York deli and diner treat, I’ve created a few rules on how this traditional sandwich comes to be,

Corned Beef & Cabbage

Corned Beef, Cabbage, Potatoes, the quintessential St. Patrick’s Day meal. It doesn’t get much more Chop Chop in The Pot then this! Please enjoy my simple rules for a no frills, no fuss version of this classic dish.

One piece

The Perfect “Leftovers” Sandwich













Wondering what to do with last night’s leftover roasted chicken?

Slice it up and put it on some savory herb bread with pesto sauce. (Use basil and mayo if you don’t have pesto).

Add a fresh, crisp Boston bib lettuce leaf and a thin slice


My Mom believed in manners. Every day of my life I heard:

“Respect your Elders.”
“Speak when spoken to.”
“You are only as good as your word.’”

They were important lessons for me. I taught them to my children. Now my children are teaching them to their

Polka Dot Eggs


2 whole farm fresh eggs
2 broccoli florets
1 tsp butter
1 tsp parmesan cheese

1. Heat the pan with 1 tsp of butter.
2. Beat two eggs with a fork.
3. Add two pre-cooked broccoli florets and parmesan cheese and scramble over medium heat.

Blueberry Pie


This is a simple, foolproof recipe using Pillsbury pre-made pastry. Line the pie plate, put all the ingredients in and follow the recipe. It’s delicious.

6 cups of blueberries fresh or frozen
3 tablespoons flour
3/4 cup of white sugar
Juice of one lemon
1 teaspoon lemon zest