Spaghetti Squash with Lemon Garlic Sauce and Ricotta

Last winter was the first time I can remember ever eating Spaghetti squash. Mom and Dad both said they didn’t like it which is probably why I don’t have any memories of eating it. I’ve heard a lot of people claim that it tastes just like spaghetti. But I disagree. It’s a healthy and delicious… 

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Cauliflower Romano and Garlic Soup

This triple delight soup is made with garlic, cauliflower and Romano cheese. Fresh cauliflower is pureed to make up the base of the soup and a fresh garlic paste is melted into the soup. The end result is thick, smooth and creamy. Like liquid velvet. What do you top a garlicky soup with? More garlic,… 

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Stuffed Grilled Tomatoes

My garden isn’t being kind to me this summer. Maybe it’s because I don’t have the same enthusiasm I had last year when I faithfully tended it like I a newborn puppy. Or maybe their is some truth to the old wives tale that talking to your plants and giving them attention helps them thrive…. 

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Spicy Cheddar Polenta

This spicy polenta recipe makes a delicious and easy side dish. Jalepenos, onion, tomato, green bell pepper and onion are sauteed while the polenta cooks. The polenta is mixed with sharp white cheddar and the fried vegetables are served over top. The contrast between the two is mind-numbing. The spicy hot vegetables with the texture… 

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Light and Luscious Lemon Chicken

My Mom loves lemon chicken. Any and all kinds of lemon chicken. She makes many different ones including Chicken Francese, Chicken Piccata and this recipe that she just calls Lemon Chicken. It is the simpler of the three – without the strong flavor bursts of the capers in the Piccata or the wine in the… 

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Gorgonzola Pasta with Bacon, Chicken and Walnuts

A creamy sauce with a big bite to it is tossed with pasta, chicken and walnuts to make up this rich and delicious pasta dish. Gorgonzola is an Italian blue cheese with a strong flavor and smell. It is made from cow’s or sheep’s milk in the Piedmont and Lombardy regions of Northern Italy. It… 

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Mom’s Eggplant Parmesan

Eggplant Parmesan

My Mom makes the best Eggplant Parmesan I ever tasted! Never mushy, bitter or greasy. Just plain perfect. Making eggplant parm is something of an inexact science, from the size of the eggplant to how much sauce you’ll need but it doesn’t have to be precise for it to work. It’s very forgiving, All you… 

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