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!
The reason this gravy has such a rich brown color is the Portabello mushrooms . I use more of those than any 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 […]
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
Caper mayonnaise can be made easily with bottled mayo made with olive oil. Mix it with mustard and capers and 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. This Lemon Vinaigrette is proof of this statement. 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