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Tuesday, June 15, 2021
Home Recipes


Recipes are brought to you by The Tentacle on Saturdays to help reignite the joy that is “family dinner.”  A time to bond and share your day over a meal.  We take out the struggle over “what” to fix.  You supply the conversation.

Roasted Garlic

The caramelized deliciousness goes great in mashed potatoes, smeared on toast or a fresh baked slice of French bread. It’s great on your favorite pasta dish or served with butter over fettuccine, the possibilities are endless.

Millie’s Eggs Napolitano

Ok! Here’s a traditional breakfast item I grew up with from my Naples, Italy-raised mom, so go out to your chicken coop and gather...

Shrimp and Calamari

Here is a refreshing salad for the summer! Mom always made it at Christmas time, but I like it any time of the year. It truly is refreshing. I hope you will enjoy this. Try it and let us know what you think!

Napoli Bread

This wonderful savory bread was made by my mother every year at Easter, as many from Naples traditionally do.  I like to make it...

Millie’s Peas With Lamb

Every Easter mom would make this vegetable dish to complement our main dish. Now I make it, and not only for the holidays. Oh my gosh, it is so tasty. Try it and let us know what you think!

Crab Imperial

Out of my tin of scribbled recipes comes one of my favorites, served as an entrée or used as stuffing for baked fish. Either way, it is indescribably delicious! Try it and let us know what you think!


People tell me I make the best cheesecake. They think it must be difficult to make a great cheesecake…NOT! So, here’s a secret that is…well…no longer a secret! It’s a recipe I believe I got from the inside of a cream cheese box many years ago. It is so easy to make and the best tasting I’ve ever had!

A Seasonal Herb Tip

No idea what to do with the Chives taking over your herb garden? Try tossing them into some cottage cheese.


This is a hearty meal, perfect for coming cold days. Loved when mom made this dish! Try it and let us know what you think!

Ham and Swiss Mac and Cheese

It’s New Year’s Day so you might not feel like making a big fuss over dinner tonight. Here’s a fast and delicious meal you can prepare using some of your left-over Christmas ham. Feel free to add ingredients you like. Cooking is science, you should experiment.