Lentils

January 1, 2018 0

New Year’s Lentils Lentils are part of the legume family like beans and one of the oldest known crops dating back to 11,000 BC.  They […]

Warm Spinach Salad

December 28, 2017 0

Warm Spinach Salad Not all salads need to be served cold or at room temperature.  This one is perfect especially in the winter since it […]

Yukon Gold Baby Potatoes

December 25, 2017 0

Yukon Gold Baby Potatoes This is a great side dish that can be served with beef, chicken, meatloaf, or any other dish where potatoes and/or mashed […]

Stuffed Mushrooms

December 20, 2017 0

Stuffed Mushrooms Stuffed mushrooms are easy to make, bake and are great appetizers. The hardest part is the preparation which is really fairly easy. This […]

Basic Sauce

December 8, 2017 0

Basic Sauce Basic Sauce is a base tomato sauce that can be used for anything from just the way it is, to creating other great […]

Brussels Sprouts

November 28, 2017 0

Brussels Sprouts Brussels Sprouts are from the cabbage family.  Imagine them as miniature cabbage about the size no bigger than a walnut or golf ball […]

Puttanesca Sauce

November 26, 2017 0

Puttanesca Sauce A classic Italian pasta dish is Puttanesca. The name is a curious one, and yes, it does mean “prostitute” in Italian, the question […]

Shrimp Fra Diavola

November 15, 2017 0

Shrimp Fra Diavola Diavola simply means “devil” in Italian, but when it comes to food it means very spicy or hot.  It is incredibly simple […]

Pastechi House Aruba

November 1, 2017 0

Pastechi House Aruba I always got a kick out of this place because it proudly displays the King and Queen of the Netherlands at the […]

Limoncello

October 26, 2017 0

Limoncello Limoncello is an Italian liqueur typically served after a meal and serves as digestive, which means to help digest a meal. Is it just […]

Dough Artisan Pizzeria

October 13, 2017 0

Doug Artisan Pizzeria & Restaurant There are so many reasons to visit this place.  Their menu changes with the seasons, and that is a good […]

Figs

October 5, 2017 0

Figs Growing up, the most I knew about figs was that I loved Fig Newtons, one of my favorite cookies. And, as you can see, […]

Escarole & Beans

October 5, 2017 0

Escarole & Beans As you might hear Italians pronnounce it “scrola” –  its a peasant dish that is vegetarian, as most peasant dishes are.  Today […]

Curing Green Olives

October 4, 2017 0

Curing Green Olives My family was Sicilian on all 4 sides (all 4 parents and grandparents).  They loved large green olives cured at home.  I […]

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