I have to admit, it has taken me a while to develop a love affair with pesto sauce. I had no idea why I didn’t love it because basil is one of my favorite herbs on the entire planet. I love basil in all forms so why not pesto? Little did I know it was because I am not the biggest fan of pine nuts and most pesto recipes call for pine nuts. Ah ha! It’s amazing what a little research does.
This week was my Boston Terrier’s 10th birthday. I thought I would commemorate the occasion by making some organic dog treats. Admittedly I don’t give my dogs “treats” other than baby carrots because I’m so paranoid about the weird ingredients of dog foods and treats considering it’s not a fully regulated industry. Not only that but the gourment-style dog treats we all know and love are SO expensive. So why not make my own?! 🙂
So this is my rendition of an Eggs Benedict using steak instead of ham. I also substituted the traditional hollandaise sauce in lieu of a goat cheese/dijon sauce which doubles as a great dipping sauce for the side of garlic roasted potatoes!
So this week’s food obsession is brunch. I don’t know why, but I like the word BRUNCH and everything it embodies.
I made this frittata long time ago and was craving it in a major way today. If you’re not familiar with a “frittata”, it’s simply an Italian style omelet. You start it on the stove and then place it in the oven for the last 10 minutes to bake then serve it in slices like you would a slice of pie.
I know this recipe has DANGER written all over it. Trust me when I say it is. We’ve been eating off of it for two days. We’re a household hooked on dairy and carbs but hey – we’re a happy couple of gals LOL! Pair this with a Pinot Grigio (from Italy, not CA) and you’ll be in a cheese lovers heaven. And there’s broccoli in it! That way you can say you had your green veggies. At least that’s our story and we’re sticking to it. 🙂
One of the little gems I brought back from our last trip to Texas (other than getting to spend time with the fam) was this recipe. My super fabulous mother-in-law, Roxanne Keefer, is not only one of the most intelligent people I’ve ever met, but she also served us a dish that made my head spin!
One of my most favorite sauces for pasta is a creamy butter sauce or as we call it in the U.S., “Alfredo sauce”. From what I’ve read, Alfredo sauce isn’t authentically Italian because the original sauce was just butter and parmigiano cheese. I don’t know who added...
This was my first attempt at making ice cream. Real ice cream. Not the fruity sorbet that I normally know and love. I ended up merging two different recipes, and it worked out fantastic. We gorged ourselves on this last night after dinner. SO GOOD!
So I couldn’t help myself. There I was. Staring at a brand new ice cream maker and some left over Lillet Blanc from my Strawberries & Ricotta Chantilly recipe. While I had the urge to make a cocktail with the Lillet, Terri and I had the greater urge to make sorbet to break in the new machine.
I’ve got four words for you: DOUBLE CHOCOLATE MERLOT CUPCAKES. I was cruising the internet not too long ago, and I saw a recipe for a chocolate Merlot cake. Gasp! Could it be? Yes! I don’t remember who posted it (most likely a food magazine), but I wondered if that could be expanded...