Winter Herbs

Sage growing in my garden. Happy New Year!  I hope this blog posting finds you happy, healthy, and looking forward to a new year with hope. As you may already know, I love to cook.  I am not formally trained although I was taught by some of the best; the women and men in my family that have … [Read more...]

Fly Fishing in Montana

In June, my family and I went on our annual vacation.  Each year we rotate who selects where we will go on the trip.  This year was my son’s turn and he selected Yellowstone National Park.  As a family, we also decided to go fly fishing in the southwest corner of Montana since it was so close to … [Read more...]

Buona Pasqua! Happy Easter!

Buona Pasqua!  Happy Easter! Easter has always been a special time for my family and me.  As an Italian American kid, Easter had been greeted with great expectation because I was completing my Lenten fast of meatless Fridays and no candy for 40 days.  On Easter morning my family and I would get … [Read more...]

Orange Baked Ham

Orange Baked Ham Recipe from the Barefoot Contessa Ina Garten 1 (5 to 8 pound) fully cooked, spiral-cut smoked ham on the bone 3 cloves of garlic 4 1/2 oz. orange marmalade 1/4 cup dijon mustard 1/2 cup light brown sugar, packed Zest from 1/2 orange 1/8 cup freshly squeezed orange … [Read more...]