Ina’s Fruit Salad with Limoncello

Fruit in some form is frequently a part of every meal I serve, especially when entertaining. I might just have a bowl of fresh fruit such as apples, grapes or oranges; serve fruit as a salad over greens or have something a little fancier such as these summer berries topped with a yogurt seasoned with … Continue reading

Cauliflower and Pasta Shells in a Fontina Cheese Sauce

I recently received Ina Garten’s latest cookbook, “Cooking for Jeffrey”. I mean how sweet is this to publish recipes she cooks for Jeffrey and  their friends.  Now why didn’t I think of that – “Cooking for Gene” hmmmm 🙂 This is Ina’s 10th cookbook and yes I have the other 9. She is a New York … Continue reading

Lobster Mac and Cheese

I love macaroni and cheese and this dish is probably one, if not the best, comfort food I could eat all year round.  Occasionally you need to kick up your macaroni and cheese by adding a special ingredient like seafood. Ina Garten has upgraded the typical mac and cheese by adding lobster to it.  Lobster is pretty … 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

Peanut Butter Noodle Salad

Pasta is so good in many dishes, from a spicy  marinara sauce to an Asian inspired pasta salad such as this recipe. I have adapted this from Ina Garten’s, “Crunchy Noodle Salad”. I love pasta and especially with a peanut butter sauce! See also Weight Watcher’s Asian Sesame Noodle. I’m rather late but I did … Continue reading

Orange, Banana and Strawberry Smoothie

I love smoothies and I am always looking for recipes where I usually have the ingredients on hand. This  tasty beverage comes from Ina Garten who never fails me with any of her recipes. I am bringing this smoothie full of great fruits to Fiesta Friday #90. A very simple recipe but one most people … Continue reading

Wedges (Slices) of Iceberg Lettuce with Homemade Ranch Dressing

After searching and experimenting with different recipes I finally found a ranch dressing I could work with. I have already posted wedge salad recipes with Thousand Island Dressing and  Blue Cheese Dressing. Now, you get the Ranch dressing version. These salads have been popular for a long time on American restaurant menus and I just had a … Continue reading

Fresh Peach Coffee Cake

I managed to make one more peach recipe before the season was over.   Nothing better than fresh peaches, but I guess I say that about everything when it is in season. This is a Barefoot Contessa recipe which I received in an email and it sounded very simple and easy to make. Sometimes I … Continue reading

Ina’s Ribs with Barbecue Sauce

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

Ina’s Baked Shrimp Scampi

This was the main course on New Year’s Eve in my home.  I have so many shrimp recipes, did I really need another one?  The answer was yes as it was different from any I have already posted.  Then it was one of Ina’s recipes, I have all 9 cookbooks of hers, will I ever … Continue reading