Pork Roast with a Sour Cream Gravy

It is that time of the year when it starts to get cooler and roasts, chili, stews and such become a part of the weekly menu.  This has been a favorite way to cook a pork roast for longer than I care to admit and the gravy is a special treat.  I am sure Gene felt … Continue reading

Tortellini Do Forni

It is always fun to look at an old recipe and wonder where it came from.  My old recipe file created by Gene had me list each pasta recipe with pas1, pas2, and so on.  This was my first pasta recipe I recorded which tells me I  have had it quite awhile.   If a recipe was an appetizer … Continue reading

Veal (or Chicken) Colombo with Palmina Sauce

This is another very old recipe and dates back to the time when my favorite news channel, WXYZ-TV hosted a weekly “Friday Feast” where they would highlight a local restaurant.  This recipe came from The Victorian Room located in Warren, Michigan.  At some point it was called Costanzo’s Victorian Room and then in 2000 they … Continue reading

Raspberry Puree

This is delicious to serve as a garnish for a dessert such as Coeur A La Creme Three Ways. or a piece of chocolate cake such as Chocolate Cake with Ganache Frosting.   Very simple to make and can be done ahead of time. 2 pints of raspberries (4 cups) 1/4 to 1/2 cup sugar, depending on the … Continue reading

Homemade Enchilada Sauce

I like to make my own sauce as I can control the salt in it – I buy unsalted tomato sauce as the rest of the seasonings are very flavorful.  See Weight Watcher’s Black Bean and Rice Enchiladas.

Milk Gravy with Homemade Bouillon Cubes

This is the recipe that goes with the Homemade Chicken Bouillon Cubes.   Way back when I did so many things from scratch, just for the fun of it and to try something new.   I continued to make these as they are convenient to have and so much better than the cubes you buy in a jar, especially when you … Continue reading

Sauteed Bananas

These are delicious on top of pancakes or any dessert you might like a touch of yummy bananas. See my recipe Banana Pancakes with Sauteed Bananas.

Sweet and Sour Sauces Two Ways

These sauces can be used for dipping items such as egg rolls or put in a sweet and sour recipe.  The first recipe is sweeter and the one I have used for a long time.  Recently, I have preferred the second one as it is not so sweet and has one of my favorite ingredients, Thai Chili … Continue reading