"The best times you are going to have in life are at the dinner table and in bed." Old Italian saying. So relax, and enjoy the simple things!


Favorite French Fridays with Dorie Recipe

Marie-Helene's Apple Cake: simplelivingeating.com
Marie-Helene's Apple Cake

I got through the fundraisers, tournaments and events... plus a picnic or two. Now is the time of the school year for award ceremonies: Athletic Awards Ceremony, Academic Awards Ceremony, Music, Art and Technology Gallery...etc. Plus my daughter has a few more softball games before the season ends. Yes, we need rain, but please just two more days of sunshine... so we can wrap this season up! 


Slow Cooker Lemon Sweet Potato Chicken Inspired by Chicken in a Pot: The Garlic Lemon Version #French Fridays with Dorie


Slow Cooker Lemon Sweet Potato Chicken- simplelivngeating.com

Those of you that live in temperate climates are so fortunate to have your social engagements spread out through the year. Here in the Northeast we have two times of year that we pack every party, fundraiser, and picnic into...Spring and Fall.


Salami Minestrone Soup

Salami Minestrone Soup- simplelivingeating.com

I had some leftover salami from a picnic we had this weekend along with some vegetables. Soup is always a great thing to make with leftovers and vegetables that are starting to wilt.


Indonesian Fried Rice: Nasi Goreng #Food of the World

Indonesian Fried Rice- simplelivingeating.com

All countries who eat rice as their primary grain have a version of fried rice. It is a great way to use left over rice. 


Peace of Meat: Applegate Picnic #Weekly Menu Plan

picnic: applegate cold cuts: simplelivingeating.com

This post is sponsored by Applegate. All opinions are my own.

Applegate sent my family and I on a stress free picnic. Why was it stress free? Because I didn't have to decipher the label of each package of their cold cuts and cheeses. 


Slow Cooker Seafood Pot-au-Feu #French Fridays with Dorie

Slow Cooker Seafood Pot-au-Feu-simplelivingeating.com

Our last fish recipe with French Fridays with Dorie, most are breathing a sigh of relief... but I am sad. The fish dishes we made together are some of my favorites. 


Slow Cooker Mexican Chicken Soup # Cinco de Mayo

Slow Cooker Mexican Chicken Soup- simplelivingeating.com

Happy Cinco de Mayo day! This a new holiday for me. It is not really celebrated in my area on the NY/CT border outside of the Mexican community.


Scallops in Prosecco Sauce #Mionetto Prosecco Brut D.O.C. #Weekly Menu Plan

Scallops in Prosecco Sauce: simplelivingeating.com

This post is sponsored by Mionetto. All opinions are my own. 

Prosecco is now a leading sparkling beverage in America, and I couldn't be happier. It has always been one of my favorite drinks. 


Lemon Fromage Blanc Tart #French Fridays with Dorie

Lemon Formage Blanc Tart- simplelivingeating.com

French Fridays with Dorie is coming to an end soon. This tart is our last dessert. I wish I could have left the original alone recipe, but that wouldn't be in keeping with my experience in this cooking group.