People are always asking me what shape pasta to use for different recipes. I like to use a pasta with ridges when I make this one. The ridges give the pesto a place to latch onto and bring you more flavor. Add freshly roasted red pepper, more freshly grated […]
Dressings & Sauces
Rich and full of flavor. this meat sauce is easy to make and always a crowd pleaser. Use any pasta you like; but I prefer pasta with ridges that will hold on to the sauce.
Take the Parmesan out of the Pesto and you have a much sharper taste of garlic. Spread this Pesto over Rack of Lamb and you have a mouthwatering treat! The delicious flavor of roasted lamb melts into the Pesto and the result is a spectacular treat. I urge you to […]
Tkemali is Georgian (Russian) in origin and is easily found ready made in Russian neighborhoods. It is the Georgian equivalent to catsup- although it has a much more complex flavor. Both catsup and Tkemali have a fruit as their base-tomatoes for catsup and sour plums for Tkemali. As sour plums […]
Jewel colored and tangy, this cranberry sauce is not only delicious with turkey but with chicken, steak, hot dogs and tofu too!
Portabello mushrooms give the gravy its wonderful color so I use more of those than the other mushrooms. Rather than do the annoying job of stripping the thyme branches of their leaves, tie them in a bunch with butcher twine and place the whole bunch in the gravy mixture. Most […]
This is a wonderful all-purpose Tomato Sauce that is full of flavor and works well with any pasta or vegetable recipe. Prep time: 15 minutes
I take the easy way out with this recipe and use bottled mayo made with olive oil. Mixed with mustard and capers, it is a delicious condiment with Fried Green Tomatoes, fish or chicken. Prep time: 5 minutes
Quick and easy. Add 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme or 1/2 teaspoon freshly chopped chives to vary the flavor. Prep time: 5 minutes
Often, the simplest recipes are the best. As my Mother in Law used to say: This one is “ich, mich, pich. Use it on salads, vegetables, chicken and fish to really bring up the flavor. Prep time: 5 minutes