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October 26, 2020

Green Tomato Tarte Tatin

Posted on July 24, 2020 by in baked goods

Green Tomato Tarte Tatin

A Green Tomato Tarte Tatin is not something you just make every week. It is also not something I want to eat every week. Making a Green Tomato Tarte Tatin is an event. Unless you have your own vegetable garden and you have access to green tomatoes, making this tart is an event indeed. Before […]

Easy Stuffed Pasta Shells – Instant Pot

Posted on April 29, 2020 by in beef, pasta

Easy Stuffed Pasta Shells

I made these Easy Stuffed Pasta Shells in my Instant pot and that was just so cool. The pasta held it’s shape, yet it cooked in this rich meaty, tomato sauce. Family devoured it and that is all that counts. I made Stuffed Pasta Shells before and we loved it, so I was eager to […]

Wild Mushroom Cannelloni

Posted on August 13, 2019 by in pasta

Wild Mushroom Cannelloni

My wild mushroom Cannelloni surpassed all my hungry expectations. The flavor was something else. The wild mushroom Cannelloni did not take that long to make either. Ok, so you dirty two pots in the process, but the end result will make you forget those pots in no time. Wild mushroom Cannelloni Serve 4 Ingredients 12 […]

Traditional Bolognese Sauce – The real deal

Posted on October 16, 2018 by in beef, pasta

Traditional Bolognese Sauce

A traditional Bolognese Sauce is so much simpler than you thought it could ever be. A traditional Bolognese Sauce has none of the ingredients that you thought it would have. The secret or the success lies in the cooking time and the types of meat that you use. Obviously we are going to use a […]

Beef Carpaccio with Horseradish Cream

Posted on September 16, 2018 by in beef

Beef Carpaccio

Beef Carpaccio – very easy, very posh and very, very delicious. especially is served with all the trimmings I will discuss in this post. So you can show off with pleasure, the treat is on me. For Beef Carpaccio you can use any beef that has been thinly sliced very thinly, spiced and served raw or […]

Smoked Salmon Crostini with Pea Pesto

Posted on April 25, 2018 by in seafood, snacks

Smoked Salmon Crostini with Pea Pesto

A Smoked Salmon Crostini with Pea Pesto is just one of those bites that you will never forget. A plate filled with Smoked Salmon Crostini with Pea Pesto is reason enough for guests to hang around specific table at a cocktail party. It is drop-dead delicious. The problem is: I say salmon, you say expensive! […]

Pumpkin Cranberry Biscotti – just a little cheesy

Posted on March 29, 2018 by in baked goods, cheese

Pumpkin Cranberry Biscotti

Pumpkin Cranberry Biscotti with a chilled Fairview La Beryl Blanc – perfect for lazy long weekends and time spent with loved ones. These Pumpkin Cranberry Biscotti are perfect for me, as I do not have a sweet tooth. So I added a little bit of cheese in the mix. Fairview White Rock with Cranberries is […]

Caprese Salad – of course my take on it!

Posted on November 15, 2017 by in cheese, salads

Caprese Salad

Caprese Salad is one of those classic salads that should not me messed with. The classic Italian Caprese Salad is made of sliced fresh mozzarella, tomatoes, and sweet basil. Simply seasoned with salt and olive oil. A Caprese Salad features the colors of the Italian flag, green, white, and red and in Italy, it is […]

Homemade Lasagna – this, people is comfort food!

Posted on October 27, 2016 by in beef

homemade lasagna

Homemade lasagna is one of those quintessential comfort foods. A little bit labor intensive, but so worth the while. I don’t make homemade lasagna often. When I do, I make two, even three, because it is freezer-friendly. It is always good to know there is a meal ready to be heated when you are stuck […]

Macaroni Cheese evolved into Samp-a-roni and cheese.

Posted on September 28, 2016 by in pasta

macaroni cheese

Macaroni cheese is a comfort food, whether you are English, Italian or American. Macaroni  Cheese is a British invention, I know it is disputable, because pasta after all is an Italian invention. Let’s just give credit where it is due, shall we? A casserole made with cheese and pasta,known as “makerouns” was recorded in the famous […]