Does this recipe say summer, or what! This is a favorite Italian pasta dish loved by many and Marcella Hazan said no single dish is more delicious in the entire Italian pasta repertory. I certainly can see why and you will too if you make it. This recipe uses a method of preparing pasta with … Continue reading
It is cherry season in Michigan which is one of our best fruit crops that we all look forward to every year. The season is short and this year I planned ahead and I froze a bunch of pitted sweet cherries to use for pies and such at a later time. Place the pitted cherries … Continue reading
A traditional Italian sauce with so many different versions and oh so good on top of pasta and garnished with Parmigiano-Reggiano or Pecorino Romano. It epitomizes cooking in Bologna, Italy and is a meat-based sauce where garlic and basil are usually absent. Often just seasoned with salt and pepper, grated nutmeg and occasionally a bay leaf. Tagliatelle is the preferred … Continue reading
Ice Cream in the winter? Sure if the toppings are bacon bits, toasted pecans and a smooth and delicious bacon infused toffee sauce. Oh, and then there is the stout beer infused with vanilla beans and a sprinkling of sea salt to finish. This is definitely not part of my New Year’s resolution diet but it was … Continue reading
Happy St. Paddy’s Day! Do you like puff pastry and pesto? Then you will love this shamrock appetizer. A cute idea inspired by The Food Network Magazine.
What – a hot dog – sure why not! I get regular emails from Joy the Baker, the well-known American baker, and when I saw this recipe I thought I haven’t had one of these in years! I suddenly had a craving for them! When I compared it to my old recipe I decided the … Continue reading
I pulled up three big basil plants after the sun warmed up the plants and the dew was gone. These plants had all gone to seed and I wanted to salvage any delicious basil leaves and flowers I could. Yes, the flowers are very tasty too and I often include them in salads as edible … Continue reading
I have not made ribs on the grill yet this summer, not sure why, as I do enjoy them – the baby backs that is. I do not like “fatty” meats and spareribs tend to be that way. Even though I know fat can add more flavor I think my preference comes from my many … Continue reading
Normally I like to serve this delicious roasted shrimp from Ina Garten with a homemade cocktail sauce. For a change of pace I also made Chef John’s Lemon Aioli with cured lemons. This is too good with a perfect lemon touch – yum!
There are so many good Weight Watcher’s recipes available and this is my third recipe where pasta and broccoli are combined in a “healthy” sauce. Pasta + broccoli + cheese sauce – yes I do like this trio together! I have been using a new pasta called Cavatappi that I like a lot as … Continue reading