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Lentils con Pomodorini

September 26, 2011


Want a protein packed side that tastes delicious?  Try lentils!  I made this super quick and easy side, that can easily be converted into a main dish in 2o minutes!  Lentils can be dry if eaten plain so I add them to a nice peeled cherry tomato sauce that I whipped up and it adds […]

Sunday Dinner: Butternut Squash and Pancetta Risotto

September 18, 2011


With the cooler fall weather settling in this weekend I was inspired to make a fall like Sunday dinner.  I have been trying to perfect my butternut squash and pancetta risotto and I think I got pretty close this week.  In the past, I have tried Barefoot Contessa’s method of roasting the squash in the […]

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 […]

Summer Kitchen Clambake!

July 20, 2011


I love kicking off summer with a kitchen clambake.  It’s called a kitchen clambake because you dont need the beach, just throw everything in one big pot and let the stove do the work for you while you sip some Vodka Arnold Palmers.  I had just as much fun decorating for the party as I […]