Ina’s Rigatoni with Sausage and Fennel

Doesn’t this pasta dish look delicious with sweet sausage and anise flavored fennel? In my recent Food Network Magazine this was one of the recipes and feeling the need for some comfort food I knew this had to be on my menu soon. This pasta dish is rich but you can use lower fat cream … Continue reading

Dublin Coddle

You know how words can grab your attention. Well, that’s what happened with this recipe; “Dublin Coddle” sounded like something I would enjoy making. According to Cook’s Country “This old-school derivative of Irish stew layers pork sausage, bacon, onions, potatoes, and stock to “coddle”, or slowly simmer.” Not only the name but the ingredients tweaked my interest. Besides … Continue reading

Roasted Cauliflower Stir-Fry

Cauliflower is a favorite vegetable and when I read “roasted” and “stir-fry” I knew this would be a great recipe. I have adapted this from: http://thewoksoflife.com/2014/05/easy-roasted-cauliflower-stir-fry/ I am sharing this recipe with Angie, Antonia and Sandhya over at Fiesta Friday #139.   Can you see the steam flowing out of the cauliflower dish in two of … Continue reading

1770 House Meatloaf

This is a favorite dish Ina Garten often orders when she dines at the 1770 House in East Hampton, New York. Being that it is one of her favorites I know it would be a favorite of mine too! The Inn was originally built as the home of William Fithian back in 1663.  It was … Continue reading

Elaine’s Rose Harissa Spice Mix

I fell in love with this mix when I first saw Elaine’s post. Rose petals and lots of spicy seasonings truly appealed to my taste buds. For Elaine’s original recipe go here. As a matter of fact I picked it to be a feature and it was that week! Many have already seen Elaine’s Rose Harrisa … Continue reading

Cooking Tidbits – Freezing Bacon Grease

Sometimes I like to use bacon fat to brown meat such as my Pork Roast with Sour Cream Gravy. I never cook a lot of bacon at one time unless my nephews are visiting or I am making lots of BLT sandwiches. So, I don’t usually have bacon grease on hand. I recently read a … Continue reading

Roasted Pork Tenderloin with Apples

A pork tenderloin is my favorite cut of pork as it is lower in fat and lends itself very well to all kinds of recipes. The number of recipes I have in my blog testifies to the fact that I love this meat. This old recipe is adapted from Chef Bruce Aidell, originator of the … Continue reading