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Spaghetti Sauce and Meatballs Recipe

Homemade spaghetti sauce and meatballs is a great Sunday afternoon dinner. Yum!  Nothing like a spaghetti sauce with pasta.  Homemade spaghetti sauce and meatballs is the comfort food we crave.   Making a tomato sauce is easy, all you need is time for the sauce to slowly cook.  This concentrates your sauce as water evaporates out leaving […]

Macaroni and Cheese with Bacon

Back to school with homemade macaroni and cheese It’s back to school this week for Jayson and to celebrate we made macaroni and cheese with bacon.  This is not your traditional box version, our macaroni and cheese is all homemade… and it is certainly worth the effort!   Jayson assisted me in the kitchen as we created this comfort food classic.  […]

Mini Pesto Rosso Pizzas with Spinach and Goat Cheese

Mini pesto rosso pizzas combine the flavors of sundried tomatoes, spinach, and goat cheese I love pizza!  And if you feel the same way, then I have a great recipe to share with you.  First, my mini pesto rosso pizzas are very easy to prepare.  Secondly, they cook on the grill and not in your oven.  I use pocketless pitas […]

Pesto Rosso Sauce with Almonds, Tomatoes, and Parmesan

Create a classic pesto rosso sauce in minutes. A pesto rosso sauce is a classic Italian spread also known as red pesto sauce.  Its main ingredient being sundried tomatoes gives this sauce both its color and taste.  In comparison, green pesto sauce derives its color and flavor from basil.  Both sauces generally contain nuts; pesto rosso […]

Baked Pesto Cod Quick and Simple

Baked pesto cod is a simple fix when you need a quick healthy meal. Sometimes you just need a simple solution for dinner; something that’s quick to prepare without compromising on taste.  Fish is a great choice because it cooks fast and its healthy.  I love eating fish and I’m always looking for new and creative ways to prepare it.   Cod is a great fish […]

Basil Pesto Sauce with Parmesan, Romano, and Pine Nuts

Create a classic basil pesto sauce in minutes Simple and refreshing… especially when you use only the best ingredients.  Basil pesto sauce combines the aromatic flavor of basil with garlic, pine nuts, cheese, and extra virgin olive oil.  The two cheeses that I used for this recipe are, Parmesan and Romano, both hard cheeses that […]

Red Wine Reduction Sauce Served over Filet Mignon

Dinner for two with a red wine reduction sauce served over filet mignon. Sometimes there are occasions when you require a special dish.  Whatever the reason to impress a certain someone, celebrate a festive time, or just say “I love you,” I have a great dish to answer that celebratory need.  Its Red wine reduction sauce served over filet mignon.  It may look […]

Tzatziki Sauce with Pita Bread

Tzatziki sauce makes a great dip with pita bread. Tzatziki sauce is a versatile dish that can be used in a variety of ways.  The sauce is traditionally used as a topping for gyros, pared with lamb and vegetables stuffed in pita bread.  The refreshingly light combination of cucumber, dill, lemon and Greek yogurt used […]

German Pancakes with Ricotta and Blueberry Sauce

German pancakes with ricotta cheese and blueberry sauce make a great dessert. German pancakes are light and airy inside.  Yes, they do make a delightful breakfast, but why not serve them for dessert?  These tasty little pancakes are perfect when paired with ricotta cheese and blueberry sauce.  Ask my friend Jen who inspired me to create this […]

Stuffed Shells in a Hamburger Tomato Sauce

Stuffed shells are rich and creamy and delicious when combined with a hamburger tomato sauce. When it’s cold and snowy outside, and all you’re looking for is a little comfort, I have the perfect recipe to warm up to!  In fact, why not throw a few more logs on the fire and invite some friends over, […]

Croque Monsieur Mini Bites Appetizer

Croque monsieur mini bites are a great way to indulge your taste buds with flavors of ham, gruyere, and mustard. When you think about it, croque monsieur is just a fancy grilled cheese sandwich; but my petite appetizers have what it takes to transform that everyday staple into an elegant indulgence.  Using the mini whole wheat toasts […]

Hamburger Goulash with Tomato Sauce

Hamburger goulash is a great family meal; it’s a dish that serves many. Hamburger goulash is a one pot dish that’s chock full of goodness, and it seems to have been around forever.  It’s easy to make and easy to please, so it’s a great recipe to add to your collection.  Whole wheat grain pasta, […]

Cranberry Sauce with Orange

Preparing your own homemade cranberry sauce is almost as easy as removing it from a can. ….and it tastes a whole lot better!  I just love the fresh taste and wholesome ingredients that go into preparing homemade cranberry sauce.  For me, having cranberry sauce with Thanksgiving dinner is as traditional as eating turkey.  Although we spend […]

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