My Faux Asparagus Risotto

There are many times I get a dinner idea, and when I look in the pantry I don’t have the ingredients to pull it off.  This dish is one that I made on a whim wanting to have risotto, but didn’t have any Aborio rice on hand.  Believe I was pregnant with my oldest and…

Pasta with Broccoli and Cauliflower

This is one of my all time favorite pasta dishes.  My type of comfort food, if you will. Which has also become both of my daughter’s favorite meal all year round. Pasta with Broccoli and Cauliflower (shown topped with toasted breadcrumbs) 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil 2 large crowns of broccoli, washed and cut into a slightly…

Pork Loin Roast with Mushroom Gravy

Pork Loin Roast with Mushroom Gravy 1 lb pork roast For the marinade: 3 tbsp extra virgin olive oi 1 tbsp dried lavender 1 tbsp dried thyme 1 tbsp dried rosemary 2 cloves of garlic chopped roughly for flavor 1 tsp of each S&P For Gravy: 15 baby bella mushrooms, washed and cut in thirds…

Caramelized Onion and Sausage Appetizer

Created this appetizer over the weekend. Hope you enjoy it! My Mom makes this Sicilian bread, very regional to where she grew up, with sausage, onions, and cheese. SO DELICIOUS.  This bread is a real treat for me; has everything I love in food. It’s savory.  Slightly sweet.  It has a crunchy crust and cheese….