Lemon Capellini

THE PAPA'S KITCHEN The original recipe for this dish is by Ina Garten. The link we found is as follows: https://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/ina-garten/lemon-capellini-3742575 LEMON CAPELLINI I paired this with the lemon chicken, but, I have been using this recipe for years and it goes with just about any meat/fish.  I love pasta anyhow, and this just kicks [...]

Roasted Lemon Chicken

THE PAPA'S KITCHEN The original recipe for this dish is by Ina Garten and the link we found it on is as follows. https://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/ina-garten/skillet-roasted-lemon-chicken-3517965 ROASTED LEMON CHICKEN Ingredients: 2 tsp of fresh thyme 1 tsp whole fennel seeds Kosher salt and fresh cracked black pepper 1/3 cup good olive oil 1 Lemon halved and sliced [...]

Chocolate Espresso Cheesecake

The Papa's Kitchen CHOCOLATE ESPRESSO CHEESECAKE CRUST: 1 ½ cups of graham cracker crumbs (10 crackers) 5 tablespoons unsalted butter – melted 1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon FILLING: 5 oz of bittersweet chocolate 1 tablespoon instant espresso coffee or you can use instant coffee 1 ¾ pound of cream cheese - - at room temperature [...]

Being Productive in Every Season

We recently purchased our first Hydroponics garden. It came equipped with all the stuff we needed for it to produce a lot of good fruit. I thought all we had to do is keep the water level up and put in some fertilizer once in a while. Being first-time hydro farmers is realizing our countertop [...]


I try to swim every couple of days and the other day I met a neighbor at the pool. As we were getting to know each other, she began sharing with me that she had recently lost her husband. They had been married just short of 70 years. She told me how lonely she was [...]