Entries tagged "one-dish"

January 11, 2013

Caprese Salad & New Goals

Buon Anno, everyone! I hope the first days of 2013 have been good ones for you. We had a fun holiday, filled with family, friends and good food. It was busy, so I...
June 28, 2012

Vegetable Frittata

Every time I make eggs, I think of that scene in Runaway Bride where Richard Gere's charachter (Ike Graham) challenges Julia Robert's character (Maggie Carpenter) about the reasons she has left a...
June 12, 2012

Sausage & Peppers

If you have ever visited any one of our nation's Little Italy's, you have no doubt come across {or eaten} sausage and peppers. It is typical street fair food and variations of...
January 24, 2012

Cranberry-Almond Oatmeal

I used to hate weekends. Sounds crazy, right? But it's true. I used to work a corporate job that had me stressed out every day of the week. Weekends were crammed with...
September 15, 2011

Jicama Salad

It's happening. It's not that obvious yet, but Fall is coming. It will be late as usual. Summer doesn't give up without a fight down here in Texas, but eventually, Fall will...
June 2, 2011

Tortellini Pasta Salad

When Peter and I were first married and we started inviting friends and family over for dinners, cookouts and holidays, Peter was always perplexed at how I did much of the preparations...
April 28, 2011

Pico de Gallo

Life with a new puppy has been busy to say the least. Busy, but a lot of fun too. It's also changed my routine around a little. I'm getting up earlier in the...
January 24, 2011

Lentil & Swiss Chard Soup

This soup isn't very pretty.  It's plain and homely looking.  It's murky-colored, and non-descript.  But what it lacks in looks, it more than makes up for in flavor.  Trust me, you want to...
November 9, 2010

Chicken Pot Pie

I know it's dull to talk about the weather, but I am so thrilled that the cooler weather has finally arrived here on the Gulf Coast that I just need to share my...
November 5, 2010

Baked Stuffed Tomatoes

I had all but forgotten about this dish until my Zia Franca made these baked stuffed tomatoes for us one night for dinner when we were in Italy back in September.  It had...
March 7, 2010

Pioneer Woman's Macaroni and Cheese

DSC04303 It's been three days since I made this recipe and have wanted to write a post about it.  Problem is, I've been plagued by a case of writer's block.  I've been reading so...
February 4, 2010

Amatriciana Sauce

DSC04125 My maternal grandmother ("Nonna") Liliana was from Rome.  After WWII, she and my grandfather ("Nonno") Diego came to the United States, where they got married and settled in Washington, DC.  Although they lived...
December 29, 2009

Pasta e Fagioli

DSC03910 Meet my favorite soup, Pasta e Fagioli.  I love many types of soups, but I adore Pasta e Fagioli.  When I make and eat this soup, I always think about my grandmothers, who...
November 24, 2009

Grand Marnier Cranberry Sauce

DSC03710 Every year for Thanksgiving, I volunteer to make cranberry sauce.  For me, it's not Thanksgiving unless cranberry sauce is part of the spread, so to ensure it appears on the menu, I happily...
November 18, 2009

Split Pea Soup

DSC03670 When Peter and I were first married, my interest in cooking took off and I realized that I was very comfortable and proficient in the kitchen.  It turns out that I had learned...
October 26, 2009

Minestrone

DSC03479 So the weather has kinda, sorta cooperated and gotten a little cooler.  Which is reason enough for me to get into soup-making mode.  Actually, I've already made two other types of soups...
March 3, 2009

Pasta with Bechamel Sauce

I love bechamel sauce.  I mean love it.  I could eat it straight out of the pot.  Well, maybe not a whole pot of it, but it's not unusual for me to sneak...
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