Sam Monaco

90 Flips | 6 Magazines | 5 Following | 4 Followers | @esmonaco | I enjoy preserving old family recipes and creating new ones. Visit my food blog at samsplaces.com. I cherish the time that I spend with my grandchildren and write about their favorite toys at Cherishedtoyfinds.com. You can also find my reviews at reviewedbysam.com

What Are the Best Halloween Decorations

Our Carved Pumpkins<p>What are the best Halloween decorations? The answer to that question depends on your personal preference.<p>I swear every year as I …

Decorations

Secret Decoder Activity Sets

Girls and boys alike will have so much fun playing super sleuth with these secret decoder activity sets from Melissa & Doug.<p>Melissa & Doug is a …

Kids

Grilled Sweet Potatoes

Yum<p>Here is another one where you don’t have to turn on the oven. It’s still grilling season so why not get all you can get out of it before the …

Food

Grilled Rosemary Ranch Chicken

Yum<p>This is another one of our summer grilling favorites. Our daughter Jamie found this grilled rosemary chicken recipe and has been making this for a …

Italian Ricotta Cheese Dumplings

Yum<p>I’m always on the lookout for new and easy recipes, and when I saw this recipe on the Mr. Food segment of our local news network I just knew that …

Marinara Sauce

Yum<p><b>Make Easy Marinara Sauce:</b><p>There is nothing that I like better than my tomato sauce cooking for hours and filling the house with that amazing …

A Strawberry Sweet Treat

Yum<p><b>Strawberry Cream Cheese Crepes</b><p><b>By Tricia Monaco</b><p>You don't have to wait for strawberry season to enjoy this sweet treat. Just pick up some fresh …

Main Dishes/Grilling

Yum<p><b>Main Dish and Grilling Recipes</b><p>How To Cook Ribs On The Grill Doesn't Have ToGrilled Southwestern Chicken BreastsPerfect Cast Iron Skillet SteakHow …

Beat the Parents Fun Family Trivia Board Game

Beat the Parents fun family trivia board game is one the whole family will enjoy.<p>This game is a Kids Vs. Grown-Up fun trivia challenge. I can tell …

Home Kitchen Organization Ideas

It goes without saying that we all spend a lot of time in the kitchen. And, if you're like me that time is very well spent.<p>When I'm cooking I like to …

How To Cook Ribs On The Grill Doesn't Have To Be Hard

Yum<p>The weather is beautiful and our Huntington gas grill is hot and ready to go. There is nothing like baby back ribs on the grill. My son Sam, and …

Poor Man's Pizza My Grandmother's Recipe

Yum<p>Poor Man’s Pizza, another recipe passed down from my grandmother. I really don’t know why my grandmother called this poor man’s pizza, I never …

Pastry and Pizza Dough Roller

Yum<p>Today there are so many Hi-Tech kitchen tools to choose from. Slicers, deicer's, blenders, and food processors the list goes on and on.<p>Norpro …

Homemade Cavatelli

Yum<p>This homemade cavatelli pasta recipe has been in our family for years; I swear every time we make them they get better.<p>The homemade cavatelli …

Grilled Pork Tenderloin

Yum<p>We picked up a peppercorn seasoned pork tenderloin the other day at our local grocery store and decided to cook it on the grill. Since this was …

Healthy Banana Strawberry Smoothie

Yum<p>This healthy banana strawberry smoothie is just one of the many you can enjoy for breakfast, lunch or a snack during the day.<p>This is a great way …

Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Coconut Oil

Yum<p><b>Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Coconut Oil</b><p>This is such a delightful compliment to any meal. My daughter made these with pork tenderloin, which I …

Food

Grilled Southwestern Chicken Breasts

Yum<p>I’ll be honest, I’m not a huge fan of chicken, but my wife picked up theses four nice boneless chicken breasts and it is grilling season. It is …

Baked Parmesan Zucchini

Yum<p>Garden season brings so many healthy and fresh vegetables, and if you plant zucchini you already know it grows in abundance.<p>You can go online and …

Oatmeal Caramel Apple Cookies

Yum<p>Anybody that knows me well knows I do love my sweets, and cookies are no exception. One of my of my all time favorite cookie is the oatmeal raisin.<p>…

Sweet and Salty Chocolate Turtles

Yum<p>These sweet and salty chocolate turtles are a treat anytime. This year I decided to make my own homemade chocolate turtles for the holidays. The …

Artichoke Tart with Prosciutto and Spring Onion

<i>Artichoke tart with prosciutto and spring onion is ready on your table in less than 30 minutes! Flaky puff pastry crust & roasted red pepper pesto</i> …

A Bakers Basket

Yum<p>I would like to talk about Gift Baskets; my daughter recently went to a local school play at Southwestern Central in Western New York.<p>She won this …

Raspberry and White Chocolate Cheesecake

Yum<p>What a delight, raspberry white chocolate cheesecake. This makes my mouth water and taste buds tingle just saying the words.<p>This raspberry white …

Italian Easter Ricotta Rice Pie

Yum<p>This Italian Easter Ricotta Rice Pie is my Mother's recipe. She made these every year for Easter and as you can see these are a little different …

Savory Cheddar Cheese Bread

Yum<p>This savory cheddar cheese bread is a perfect anytime snack or served as a side with your lunch or dinner. It's also a great side when you're just …

Cool Sandbox Toys

Summer is on the way and nothing says outdoor fun for the kids like a sandbox. And, for your sandbox, you’ll want to have some of these cool sandbox …

Kids

Soup Croutons

Yum<p>This easy croutons recipe has been in our family for as long as I can remember. Passed down from our grandmother to our mother's to us. Every time …

Recipes

For the love of coffee

Yum<p>Well, I don’t have a great recipe to share with you today, but don’t worry another one will be coming soon. This one is my love for coffee.<p>The …

Coffee

Cajun Roasted Potato Wedges

Yum<p>These cajun roasted potato wedges made the perfect side dish for Fran's slow cooker chuck roast. Fran picked up a nice chuck roast at the grocery …

Recipes