Norman Love Confections! Naples or Ft. Myers, Florida. (2 locations)

Want chocolates, gelato or a morning cappuccino and pastry?  Go to Norman Love!  I had Mango and Peanut Butter Crunch…sounds like an odd mixture but it was delicious!  Yum.


Barbatella Restaurant in Naples, Florida. My fave lunch spot! Outdoor patio and 3rd St. people watching…

Great food and Norman Love gelato!  Can’t go wrong….

Dinner at Angelina’s In Bonita Springs Florida!

We were meeting friends from Fort Myers while I was in Naples, Florida so we decided to meet half way in Bonita Springs!  If you’re ever in the Naples/Ft. Myers area, here is a good restaurant to try!


Garlic Butter Roasted Mushrooms

Although I don’t have a photo of the finished product, I promise these were a hit!  Once the mushroom juices started bubbling in the oven I threw in half a cup of dry white wine (i love mushrooms cooked in vino).

Perfect as can be from

1 pound mushrooms such as cremini or white, halved lengthwise if large
2 tablespoons capers, rinsed and chopped
3 large garlic cloves, minced
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
3 tablespoons unsalted butter, cut into pieces
2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
1/4 cup chopped flat-leaf parsley

Preheat oven to 450°F with rack in middle. Toss mushrooms with capers, garlic, oil, 1/8 teaspoon salt and several grinds of pepper in a 1 1/2- to 2-qt shallow baking dish. Top with butter and roast, stirring occasionally, until mushrooms are tender and golden and bubbly garlic sauce forms below, 20 – 30 minutes. Stir in lemon juice and parsley. Serve immediately, with crusty bread on the side for swiping up the juices.