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

Eggplant Rollatini

Eggplant Rollatini 2 large-sized eggplants, washed and sliced thin lengthwise 16 ounces ricotta cheese 1 large egg 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella 1/4 cup grated Romano/pecorino, and three tbsp for sprinkling on top 1/3 lb fresh spinach, washed, drained completely and minced Extra-virgin olive oil, for drizzling pans Salt and freshly ground … More Eggplant Rollatini

Polenta Fries

This is a fun dish to make when you have polenta left over. Polenta Fries 1 serving of instant polenta* 1/4 cup of grated Parmigiano Cheese (then an extra tablespoon or so to sprinkle on cooked fries) Salt to taste 1 tspn dried rosemary Prepare the polenta according to instructions on the package. *Usually the … More Polenta Fries

Whole Wheat Pancakes

Happy 2013 Everyone! Before you delve into making these pancakes you should know that using whole wheat flour adds a different texture and flavor.  They are denser and actually a little bit sweeter.  My children love them, and I do as well since I can eat just one and feel full.   Whole Wheat Pancakes … More Whole Wheat Pancakes

Potato Galette

Potato Galette 2.5lbs (5-6 large) Yukon Gold potatoes, scrubbed and sliced thin, then rinsed in cool water to remove excess starch 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil 1 tsp of each salt and ground black pepper 1 tsp of each dried rosemary and thyme You will need a baking sheet covered with parchment. Preheat oven … More Potato Galette

Delicious Appetizer: Polenta with Baby Bella Mushrooms *and a bonus salad dressing!

This party girl had a real wonderful weekend. Not only celebrating my birthday, but having friends over for the holidays today; most of this I will post about tomorrow. For now I got to get myself a drink and ready to watch Dexter!  Missed it last week and want to catch up before tonight’s episode!! … More Delicious Appetizer: Polenta with Baby Bella Mushrooms *and a bonus salad dressing!