Potato Salad

Potato Salad 1.5 lb Red Potatoes 1 Pinch of Fresh Parsley Leaves, minced 1 Large Clove of Garlic, minced 2 Tablespoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil 1 Teaspoons Sea Salt 1 Teaspoon Fresh Ground Black Pepper Bring about 3 Quarts of water in a large stock pot to a boil on high heat.  In the meantime, … More Potato Salad

White Bean Dip with Roasted Garlic

White Bean Dip with Roasted Garlic 2 heads of garlic, roasted (*roasting directions below) 2 (15oz) cans white cannellini beans, drained and rinsed (reserving one can’s liquids) 2 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil 1 teaspoon paprika a handful of fresh Italian parsley leaves 1 tablespoon lemon juice Salt and fresh cracked pepper to taste *Roasting … More White Bean Dip with Roasted Garlic

Garlic Vinaigrette

Sharing my favorite salad dressing that I made for tonight’s dinner.  A few friends are coming by to have pizza and salad.  One of my favorite meals! This vinaigrette is amazing, and foolproof. Seriously, anyone can make this and the results are always the same…  YUM. Garlic Vinaigrette 1 small clove garlic, minced 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar … More Garlic Vinaigrette

Candy Sushi

Candy Sushi You will need to make a batch of Rice Krispies Treats. The recipe is as follows: 3 tbsp butter 1 10oz package of marshmallows 6 cups of dry Rice Krispies In a large sauce pan, melt the butter slowly, add in the marshmallows, and melt completely. Add in the cereal and mix well. Then … More Candy Sushi

Vanilla Frosting

Vanilla Frosting 1 cup shortening 3 cups confectioners sugar 1 tbsp vanilla extract 3 tbsp tepid water In a mixing bowl, place the sugar and the shortening, turn on the mixer on medium. Then add in the water until the frosting is at the consistency you like, less stiff for frosting cakes and more stiff … More Vanilla Frosting

Spinach and Portobello Mushroom Calzone

Spinach and Portobello Mushroom Calzone Pizza dough, stretched (for this recipe I used restaurant bought) 3 large garlic cloves, minced 2 portobello mushrooms, washed and sliced 10 ounces fresh spinach, rinsed, stems removed and chopped Salt and pepper to taste 8 ounces fresh mozzarella, sliced 1/2 cup grated Pecorino Romano cheese 2 tbsp extra virgin … More Spinach and Portobello Mushroom Calzone

Fresh Salsa

Fresh Tomato and Ancho Chile Salsa 2lbs vine ripe tomatoes 1 medium jalapeno pepper, stem removed and seeded 3 cloves garlic 1/2 tspn dried, ground cumin 1 handful of fresh cilantro 1 dried Ancho Chile, follow instructions below 1 small onion, cut into quarters 1 lime, juiced Salt and Pepper to taste Turn your food … More Fresh Salsa

Orecchiette with Broccoli Rabe and Sausage

Orecchiette with Broccoli Rabe and Sausage 1.5 lbs broccoli rabe, trimmed, then chopped and boiled to remove bitterness 3/4 lbs (4 links) Sweet Italian sausage, removed from casing 2 large garlic cloves, minced 1/4 cup grated Pecorino Romano cheese 1 lbs cooked orecchiette pasta 1/4 cup room temperature water 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil … More Orecchiette with Broccoli Rabe and Sausage