Tweaking my gnocchi recipe

I’m quite proud that my new daughter-in-law prefers my potato gnocchi to anything she has found in the best Italian restaurants. My gnocchi is, by my own account, excellent, but last night it got even better! I have been thinking … Continue reading

pesto

I planted basil in early June, and have harvested it for so many things this summer — but now, it’s beginning to bolt, so it’s time to harvest it and put away a bit of summer, to enjoy when the … Continue reading

black truffle risotto

Time preparing risotto is time well spent. Chopping, stirring, enjoying the aroma from the bubbly pan, these are therapeutic actions, and the resulting risottos mouthwateringly good! Black truffle is VERY rich, soul-soothing, most aromatic, and extremely satisfying. I have paired … Continue reading

chocolate for your soul and soulmate!

It’s Valentine’s Day, time to cook your way into the heart of your soulmate, or feed your own soul for that matter! And, on this special day of love, chocolate is always at the top of the list. Here are … Continue reading

chive gnocchetti with peaches & tomatoes

Farmer’s market time! Potatoes, tomatoes, peaches … how does this go together??!! In mouth-watering dish that’s fit for Sunday dinner! Russet potatoes are the best choice for making gnocchetti. Be sure to bake or roast them as less moisture in … Continue reading

lasagna with peas and prosciutto

Oh, OH, OH!!! I had the great fortune to be invited to share in a most superb experience! I must admit, I was a bit skeptical that it would be a superb experience, and was delightfully surprised. I recently attended … Continue reading

hoisin aioli

An Asian flavor profile twist on a classic sauce, this is a versatile dip or spread for seafood, satay skewers, Asian noodle salads, you name it! Print Course Side Dish Cuisine American Ingredients ½ cup mayonnaise 2 garlic cloves minced … Continue reading

knock their socks off tea cakes

Sometimes you just want to WOW! folks with a small dessert. Petit fours, or small tea cakes, can easily do the job and can be prepared quick as a whistle,  if you know a few secrets from the bakery. The … Continue reading

bolognese sauce

My favorite Italian sauce for pasta is red meat sauce, because it is rich, hearty, and full of goodness. Many think it is called Bolognese sauce, and comes from northern Italy, but true Italian red sauce is quite simple, made … Continue reading