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Oct17

Sweet, Smoky, and Spicy Pizza on a Bock Beer Crust

Let me start, once again, by thanking all of you who voted for me to move on to Round 5 of Project Food Blog!  I am amazed to have made it this far, humbled by all the kind and encouraging comments, and so grateful for all your support!  Thank you all so much. This week the challenge is titled Recipe Remix: One recipe, 100 variations! We’re challenging each of you to put your own spin on the same recipe. How you do it is up to...

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Mar26

Easy Baked Chicken Parmesan

Lately my life has been going at the speed of ‘AHHHHHHHH!!!” I work three part-time jobs, go to school two nights a week, I blog,I belly dance, and I have family obligations.  Any way you look at it, I keep really busy.  So, on those nights when I feel completely knackered this recipe makes it all better!  Not only can I get a home cooked meal on the table within 45 minutes, I can do it with minimal stress, mess or any...

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Jan13

Pasta with Zinfandel Tomato Sauce and Ricotta

Don’t you just love meals you can make in the snap, but taste like you cooked all day? I work three part-time jobs at the moment (long story) and I also attend culinary school at night, so I understand and adore quick meals that do not taste quick.  What makes this pasta sauce so tasty is the addition of a little zinfandel.  Now, we are not talking that prissy white zinfandel (and if you like that wine, sorry!), we are talking a...

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Jan04

Pan Seared Polenta with Chicken and Tomato Sauce

Last year I had the opportunity to attend a mushroom event in Dallas where we were provided a cooking demo by Chef Kent Rathburn of Abacus restaurant. My favorite dish of the event was a polenta cake with mushroom ragu.  A few weeks after the event I received the recipe for the polenta with mushroom ragu and have made it a few times to great acclaim.  While the mushroom ragu is lovely, I love the polenta part of the recipe best of...

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May18

Turkey Meatballs with Quick Tomato Cream Sauce

 There are some days when I crave meatballs, but I do not crave the fat content contained in most recipes.   Not that I am afraid of fat.  Quite the opposite, I adore fat, but some nights I want something a little lighter.  That, however, does not mean I want to sacrifice flavor.  That is why I LOVE these turkey meatballs.  You get hearty, meaty, and moist meatballs without the added fat.   The grated carrots are the secret to these...

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