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Pork Cutlets

November 29, 2011


Fried meat!? How could that not be delicious? I used thin, boneless pork chops for this evening’s meal. Set up an assembly line as follows: a plate with flour, a bowl with 2 eggs,beaten, and a plate with Italian breadcrumbs. Use a meat mallet to flatten your meat as thin as possible without tearing it. […]

Slow Cooked Beef Stew with Rosemary Polenta

November 28, 2011


With this cold weather comes cravings of comfort food. This slow cooked beef stew goes perfect with rosemary polenta.  You can feel free to change up the vegetables in this stew when you make- sometimes instead of potatoes I use mushrooms.  The key to getting the meat nice and tender is to cook it slowly […]

My Super Easy Chicken Marsala

September 26, 2011


I had chicken breast, I had mushrooms, so I made chicken marsala- super quick, super tasty, super easy.   I didnt have marsala wine so I substituted with some sherry and it did the trick.  This is a rich tasting dish that can impress for any dinner party, but is easy enough to make for a […]

Oven Roasted Chicken Breast and Fingerlings

September 13, 2011


Since the school year started last week it has been a bit hectic, so I have not been able to post recently.  Tonight I wanted to capture the flavors and smells of autumn and nothing reminds me of that more than oven roasted chicken.  The smells that were wafting out of my oven were unbelievable! […]

BBQ Inspired Dinner

August 28, 2011


Here is a completely different spin on the pork tenderloin that I made last week.  I was feeling all Americana and decided to make some homemade BBQ sauce.  I should really leave the BBQing to James, as he is far better at it than I will ever be.  I tried, and def learned from my […]

Grilled Pork Tenderloin and Marinated Eggplant

August 15, 2011


First night cooking since our trip to Italy… so I went with an easy dish- grilled pork tenderloin.  I made an eggplant dish that is very popular in southern Italy, where my family is from in the Campania region.  For the eggplant you basically thinly slice eggplant, salt it and cover it with a paper […]

Gourmet Hot Dog Dinner

July 23, 2011


Who says the good ole frankfurter can’t get an upgrade?  I have been inspired to add a little excitement to the old classic dog by some of my favorite magazines- Martha Stewart Living and Bon Appetit have each displayed some “gourmet” hot dog recipes in the last issues.  I decided to give it a try […]