Black and Blue Chicken

Last night, I hosted my Thursday night book club. I love book club so much … I actually belong to 3 of them. My Thursday night book club consists of friends I’ve met through our daughters playing softball together. We’ve known each other since our girls were about 7 or 8 years old. Sandy and…

Cod with Lemon, Basil and Kalamata Olives

Who doesn’t love summer? There are so many reasons to love summer … reading on the porch or the patio, days spent at the beach, barbecues with family and friends, warmer weather, the county fairs across the country. I could go on and on. One of the many reasons I love summer is for the…

Olive Tapenade Chicken Breast

My dinner idea tonight came from an urge to clean out the pantry of things leftover that I bought to use for entertaining and hadn’t.  A couple of those things were jars of olive tapenade to use as a topping for crostini and jars of antipasto I wanted to have on hand to place on…

Tuscan Antipasto Bowtie Pasta

Last Monday, I hosted my annual book club Christmas Party. While I was putting things away after the festivities and was placing the lid back on the jar of Tuscan Antipasto I had as part of my cheese platter, I came to the conclusion that this would make an excellent sauce and topping for pasta….

Dry Martini Chicken

Picture a dinner party, with Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Tony Bennet music in the background and a martini in hand. This is the vision I had when I came up with last night’s dinner idea. I bought thin chicken breasts for dinner last night and decided to marinate them in a dry martini, so…