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Trying Tiramisu

Trying Tiramisu

For quite some time, I’ve been making a Tiramisu-themed dessert in some of my classes but I needed a recipe closer to the classic Tiramisu Italy is so famous for. I needed to find a recipe that could be made quickly, not use raw eggs, set up fast and taste delicious.  I guess it’s a pretty … Continue reading

Father’s Day dinner 2012

Father’s Day dinner 2012

We had a wonderful Father’s Day here in spite of the rain that was present all day long. My husband was able to take his Sunday nap without any interruptions and he decided on a simple meal of beef shish kabobs and a potato salad. I suggested a new recipe for potato salad I had read about … Continue reading

My dinner creations

My dinner creations

Many times my dinner consists of spur of the moment decisions and experimental cooking. I usually plan some part of the meal with one ingredient then go from there. Italian sausage is a great starting place, at least for my husband. He will eat just about anything I put in front of him if it … Continue reading

Cavatelli….it was supposed to be simple.

I decided to try my hand at making cavatelli. It didn’t work out so good. I ended up with gnocchi-like pasta instead. I found this blog,  What’s Cooking-Italian Style Cuisine, and followed the recipe exactly. I also watched the short video, which doesn’t have a good angle to show how to “roll” the cavatelli very … Continue reading

Braised Chicken with Fennel

Braised Chicken with Fennel

This year for our Mother’s day celebration, the men of my house cooked the main meal of the day. I supplied the food, recipes and was available for consulting. They did the rest. One of the dishes they made was roasted carrots and fennel but we had way too much fennel for our needs that … Continue reading

Spinach and Ricotta Lasagna Roll-ups

Spinach and Ricotta Lasagna Roll-ups

This is a vegetarian dish I was testing for my Meatless Meals class at Cool Beans Cafe. It turned out very good although I didn’t get my own picture of my finished dish due to the fact that I took it to a potluck dinner/meeting last night. Photo credit: LaCucinaCatering Ingredients 16 cooked and cooled … Continue reading

Fried Rice

Fried Rice

Once again I have a recipe that isn’t Italian based. Some purists might go so far as to say fried rice is not truly a Chinese food either. I actually think it’s Chinese-American cooking. Just yesterday I found a book on ethnic cooking and learned a ton of new information about foods that are traditionally … Continue reading

Potato Pancakes with Fried Apples

Potato Pancakes with Fried Apples

You are probably asking yourself what part of potato pancakes are Italian. Nothing! But guess what? I don’t eat Italian food daily but I do think about it daily, that counts right? Plus we love a variety of foods so I cook a lot of ethnic dishes. I have a class scheduled for the end … Continue reading