Fresh Tomato Ricotta Tart is a luscious creamy based tart topped with flavorful garden fresh tomatoes and baked in a flaky puff pastry crust. It’s a snap to make and is an absolutely delicious way to use the bright red tomatoes from your garden. Pair it with a salad for a perfect light dinner during…
Eggplant Parmesan is the ultimate in Italian comfort foods. It’s layered like lasagna. However, unlike lasagna, Eggplant Parmesan is meatless with crispy breaded eggplant slices taking the place of pasta. Those crispy eggplant slices are smothered in a simple marinara sauce, mozzarella cheese and Parmesan cheese. Eggplant Parmesan can be made ahead of time and…
This Vegetarian Chili is a healthy and immensely satisfying alternative to meat-based varieties. Red lentils provide a protein and fiber rich chili that is thick and savory, and a snap to make. As an added bonus, it’s even better as leftovers and freezes beautifully.
Duxelles, pronounced dük-ˈsel are an intensely flavored mixture of finely chopped mushrooms and shallots. Named after the 17th French Marquis d’Uxelles, Duxelles are easy to prepare. They will take a whole host of dishes to the next level of deliciousness.
Ratatouille à la Julia Child is an amazing dish. My inspiration for this dish was Julia Child’s recipe in The Way to Cook. I’ve been making this ratatouille for some time. As always, her recipe and approach never disappoint. It is the perfect vegetarian dish that is loaded with delicious ingredients that are cooked to perfection.
The English are famous for their savory pies, and Cheese and Onion Pie is no exception. Its simple ingredients of tender cooked onions and sharp cheddar cheese encased in a flaky crust create an amazing pie. One taste and you’ll be hooked!
French Onion Soup is an amazing blend of caramelized onions that are simmered in a rich broth of red wine and beef broth, and finished with bubbly Gruyère cheese. This simple and flavorful soup will make you think that you’re sitting in a quaint French bistro.
This recipe is an adaptation of Ina Garten’s Nick and Toni’s Penne Alla Vecchia Bettola on foodnetwork.com. Penne Alla Vecchia Bettola is the perfect blend of all ingredients. It produces a true restaurant quality meal.
Halloween Ghost Pizza is the ultimate in simplicity and taste. Its crisp crust is topped with a simple home-made pizza sauce, Parmesan cheese, and Mozzarella cheese, and finished with adorable Mozzarella ghosts. One bite of this classic pizza and you’ll never opt for the store-bought pizza again!
Similar to a Quiche, this Onion and Mushroom Tart in Puff Pastry delivers incredible onion flavor that is accented with savory sautéed mushrooms finished with a splash of Madeira. It’s perfect for a brunch or light dinner. Leftovers, if any, are just as good the next day reheated.
Hearty Minestrone is a healthy soup that chocked full of delicious vegetables. It’s comfort food at its best in the cold winter months, but equally satisfying when things warm up. Hearty Minestrone is easy to make, freezes well, and makes terrific leftovers.
This Irish Potato Leek Soup is a crowd pleasing soup that is perfect for St. Patrick’s Day! In fact, it’s probably the most delicious Potato Leek Soup that you’ll ever taste! What’s even better is that this awesome soup is easy to make, and equally good served either hot or cold.