This creamy Swiss cheese sauce is a great way to layer flavor on any vegetable dish. I love it because it's easy and so quick to make.Read More
Making this grilled scallops with lemony fettuccine dish is a great way to cook together. If cooking alone, it's fun challenge with great flavors to reward you for your efforts. Whether you're cooking together or alone, just add a bottle of wine and your favorite music!Read More
Welcome home. It's the end of the day, possibly even a long commute, you just walked into your apartment and you're ready to 'get real.' That is, relax.Read More
What's not to love in a smoothie, especially on a warm spring or summer day! Well, you can pucker up for this one with fresh lemon juice, mangos . . .Read More
My version of my aunt's brussel sprouts side dish is to roast it along with baby carrots, white pearl onions and lots of garlic and thyme. I toss it in 100% olive oil, kosher salt and black pepper. Then I top it with a simple Swiss cheese sauce. In fact, this entire side dish is simple and easy to make--offering the rewards of a healthy side dish (or meal) with lots flavor.Read More
Here, I've added a chilled mango salsa that wonderfully complements the spicy blackened seasoning. The tuna is moist and tender, its flavor stands up admirably against the spice and sweetness. This is one dish where I literally close my eyes and joyfully moan "hummm, so good."Read More
My shrimp and bacon salad is what I call a refrigerator raided salad: standing in front of the refrigerator with door wide open deciding on something quick, easy and filling. I always have a bag of shrimps in the freezer, bacon in the fridge, and a bowl of lemons on the kitchen counter. This is my quick, go-to salad.Read More
One Corned Beef Brisket, Three Food Dishes: corned beef with roasted vegetables, corned beef sandwiches, and corned beef hash with eggs-- for the lovers of leftovers!Read More
First, I must say I love a crostata. And I confess that's because they're easy to make, they have a rustic carefree presentation, and most important, they're delicious. The filling in this one is a cream cheese, not too sweet with a brighten flavor from lemon zest.
If you're not into making your own crust, not a problem. Just purchase a premade pie dough and you're all set to throw together a wonderful crostata.Read More
Deliciously refreshing salad includes English cucumber, mango, feta cheese and red onion is tossed in a garliky ranch-style dressing. Heaping spoon fulls of the salad is then layered on a romaine lettuce leaf in the style of boat. More flavor is added with the topping of alfalfa-radish sprouts. Healthy and filling makes this is a great light lunch with a dinner role or even a side salad.Read More
No short cuts here which makes this recipe for a parmesan breaded chicken cordon bleu a weekend project. The beauty is that it can be made a day or two ahead before just popping it into the oven to bake. So choose to try it. Just add a bottle of wine, your favorite music and invite your signifcant other or a friend to join you.
The chicken is thinly flatten, layered with ham and cheese, rolled in breading and then baked. Chicken is tender and you can really taste the cheeses. I've added a white wine sauce that also carries a creamy, cheesy flavor.Read More
Chocolate molten lava cakes are simply divine and quite easy to make. This one, made with Grand Marnier liqueur, is particularly delicious. Served with ice cream, raspberries, and a cup of java, it is the perfect ending to a wonderful meal.Read More
Once upon a time, I bought a box cake mix. My cousin bought the same type of box cake mix. We made our cakes. Her cake was moist and delicious. Mine was dry and worthy of being a door stopper. I was tramatized and it was decades before I even tried to bake a cake.
What was different? She used the recipe as a starting point, I followed the recipe exactly (or so I had thought). But there are other factors why following a recipe exactly as written may not give you the results you had expected.Read More
Made for hearty appetites, this deep dish chicken pot pie has a double crust. It's loaded with chicken and vegetables: broccoli, celery, onions, and carrots. A simple chicken broth is enhanced with roasted garlic (recipe: How To Roast Garlic Bulbs) and just salt and pepper. One of the best part is that this deep dish chicken pot pie is also healthy!Read More
It's still clam season. And I finally got around to making one of my favorite clam dishes: My Manhattan Clam Chowder. It departs from the traditional one in that I include baby spinach cut julienne style. Still, it packs all the other wonderful flavors of a Manhattan clam chowder and it is loaded with fresh littleneck clams.Read More
When looking for a quick dessert, I like turning to this Easy Ginger Pear Tart. There are so many variations on it that I most often just purchase fresh bosc pears, a ready made pie crust and the rest is right out of the pantry and fridg.Read More