Baked gnocchi with sage and cheese sauce is a cosy departure from heavy mac and cheese. A comforting dish of pillowy soft gnocchi bathed in a creamy, two cheese sauce flavored with earthy sage.
I know I said in an earlier post that I think that sage is my favorite herb, well I must be proving this to myself because this is the 3rd recipe in about a week where I’ve used it and the perfect meat for sage is pork tenderloin. Quite a lean cut of meat, but… Read more
This quick cranberry orange sauce to complete your Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner. Fresh cranberries are simmered with sugar and water along with fresh orange zest and juice. ‘Tis the season for cranberry’s, those pretty little berries are everywhere. If you’ve ever been tempted while cooking to pop one of those juicy looking berries into your… Read more
Gold and sweet potatoes in 1 mash. Creamy and sweet, the perfect combination. Yukon gold potatoes make the creamiest mashed potatoes. What I like is they have thin skins and it’s nice to keep the skin on for the nutrients, so as you mash the potatoes, the skins seem to disintegrate into the potato. I’m… Read more
An easy, yet very flavorful autumn minestrone soup. This soup hearty enough to be a complete meal anytime the weather is cool. There’s no reason to buy canned soup when you can make a batch of this soup and keep it in the fridge or freezer. I haven’t eaten canned soup for as long as I… Read more
Juicy chopped tomatoes on top of crispy bread topped with crispy prosciutto and fresh basil, tomato and crispy prosciutto bruschetta is a quick and easy appetizer. I like to cook Italian food, which is good because I’m married to a Sicilian and a favorite appetizer of ours is bruschetta. Since this is a ‘raw’ dish I… Read more
Did you know that Italians do not serve their meatballs and pasta together in the same dish? They are each served as different courses, pasta first followed my the meat or fish dish. It is an American invention to put meat into pasta dishes, I suppose getting 2 courses in 1. I cannot tell you… Read more
Moist, comforting and a little nutty. These pumpkin walnut muffins will spice up any chilly morning. There’s nothing better than waking up to homemade muffins with a hot cup of tea or coffee on these chilly Autumn mornings. I like to keep a big batch of muffins on hand for this very reason, or to… Read more