Wednesday, November 30, 2011
I don't know about all of you but this weather here in NY for the end of November is just bizarre. The good this is I was able to decorate for the holidays outside in nice sunny warm 57 degree weather. Even more bizarre. The weather for our Christmas parade will be warm also and its never warm! Not to mention my flower pots and bushes are still bloomimg! Even the crocuses came up and opened. That right there is just a bit scary. What to make of the the long winter or will there be one?
This panini tastes just like your favorite stromboli. No fuss, easy as pie. Same great taste in half the time. You can also make a bunch of these , cut them up and serve for a party. I have grilled them up for a quick and fast sammie as well. Dip them is a side of your favorite marinara sauce.
Monday, November 28, 2011
Friday, November 25, 2011
I love anything cheesy and green! This is easy to make and is so yummy. There are many many variations of this dish. This is my spin on it and the one that I found my family liked the best. Cheese, broccoli, bread crumbs all combined and baked in the oven.
Wednesday, November 23, 2011
This Thanksgiving Day, let's remember what we truly have to be thankful for. Let's take a good, hard look around us and realize that while we may not have everything we want, what we want is not always what we need. Lets remember the true meaning of this
great American holiday as you celebrate with friends and family.
Monday, November 21, 2011
I love the holiday feel of butternut squash. This soup has a bangin list of ingredients which totally makes it not your average soup. Fresh ginger is the key ingredient that totally makes this soup. Simmered with vegetables and stock along with; yes that's right coconut milk. If you are a fan of squash this is for you. If you are not I promise you will be!
Sunday, November 20, 2011
SUNDAY-FUN-DAY! I love French bread pizza. This is a nice alternative to the normal version. Chicken alfredo sauce and mozzarella all melted together on crusty bread. You could also sneak in a little spinach which I didn't have ion hand at the time I made this. Not to mention it is super easy to make. It a great quick week night meal or even an appetizer.
Friday, November 18, 2011
Thursday, November 17, 2011
Aurore means dawn in French, referring to the beautiful orange color of the sauce. The tomato gives the sauce its distinct color. The sweetness of the tomatoes and saltiness of the pancetta and pecorino romano cheese gives the sauce a nice balance. Coming from an Italian family there is always pasta a first course served on any holiday. Instead of your regular pasta dishes like baked ziti or lasagna for the holidays give this a try. Not to mention it is way easier to make. What is your first course? I would love to know everyones different holiday traditions!
Wednesday, November 16, 2011
Tuesday, November 15, 2011
Look out baked ziti! Gnocchi, if you have never had it, you must! I prefer mine with a white sauce instead of red. They are also good with a tomato cream sauce. I don't know why I don't like them with plain old tomato sauce I just don't! Baked up this way they are so good! Creamy and delicious the list of ingredients go so well together. Serve with my crusty parmesan garlic bread to sop up the sauce.
Monday, November 14, 2011
Sunday, November 13, 2011
SUNDAY-FUN- DAY! A fantastic combination of everything delicious all stuffed into a bite-sized mushroom! No meat or seafood in these. They are perfect just the way they are. Another holiday appetizer I serve every year.
Saturday, November 12, 2011
HEAVEN! Creamy baked brie topped with cran~raspberry sauce and toasted almonds. Ooooy Gooey goodness is all I can say. Dip crackers or bread right into the melted cheese. I serve this every holiday gathering.
Friday, November 11, 2011
Wednesday, November 9, 2011
Sunday, November 6, 2011
Friday, November 4, 2011
Pierogis oh how I love thee. But the can not be eaten plain, they must be dressed. For this recipe I dressed them with caramelized onion, tomato, bell pepper and garlic. I should have added bacon! Now I think of it of course. You can make them from scratch of course, I just don't have time for that. If you have never eaten a pierogi I highly recommend you try them at least once. You will continue eating them I promise.
*Pierogi (Polish pronunciation: [pjɛˈrɔɡʲi]; also spelled perogi, pierogy, perogy, pierógi, pyrohy, or pyrogy) are boiled, baked or fried dumplings of unleavened dough traditionally stuffed with potato filling.
Thursday, November 3, 2011
Chicken salad has officially been taken to the next level. Bacon Check! Lettuce Check! Sun Dried Tomato Check! Oh and some chicken and some other ingredients. Why eat plain old boring chicken salad. This is the only way I eat chicken salad now. It's so good. Not to mention a great healthy lunch.