Brussels Sprouts with Pancetta

Hope you all had a wonderful night to kick off the new year. Really looking forward to 2013. ….. Brussels Sprouts with Pancetta 1.5 lbs Brussels sprouts (prep directions below) 1/2 lb pancetta chopped 1 shallot chopped 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil 1/2 tspn salt 1/2 tspn freshly ground black pepper You will need…

Oven Roasted Leeks with Herbs de Provence

Oven Roasted Leeks With Herbs de Provence 6 medium leeks, cleaned and cut lengthwise into quarters 2 tbsp. olive oil 1 tbsp. Herbs de Provence 1 tsp salt 1 tsp freshly ground pepper 2/3 cup of vegetable stock You will need a baking sheet covered in parchment. Pre-heat oven 400°F. To Clean Leeks Remove the…

Christmas 2012 Recap

Hope you all had a great Christmas, and are gearing up for the New Year celebrations! Thought to recap Christmas. Though we had a wonderful Christmas, it wasn’t without the downside of my sister and her family falling extremely ill.  They all fell ill Christmas Eve night, which meant they were note able to attend…

Easy Roasted Potatoes

Oven Roasted Potatoes 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil 4 large red bliss potatoes scrubbed clean and then cubed 1 tbsp dried oregano 1 tbsp dried rosemary 1 tsp of each S&P You will need a baking pan covered in parchment. Preheat oven 375F In a bowl add all the ingredients and toss until the…

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….

Great dinners. An Elf on Our Shelf. And I am forgotten.

Started off Friday, the best day of the year, working on getting my green hair back to blue. I was successful as I updated. Got it back to blue, but not the blue I like. A few months ago I found a new blue color, same brand (manic panic), and figured to give myself a…

Roasted Brussels Sprouts

A few years ago, I was soo intimidated by brussels sprouts.  The thought of preparing them gave me cold feet. But once I saw someone prepare them and it was so easy; I got hooked! And at least once a week we prepare them as a side dish.  Below is a walk through on how…