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Pierogi Tutorial with Photos

Pierogi Tutorial with Photos

This past Saturday I taught a pierogi workshop at Cool Beans Cafe and it was a success. Due to time constraints, we ended up with some leftover dough and filling for me to take home and make for my family. I thought I would add in another recipe for filling as well as giving you … Continue reading

Olives part 2

Olives part 2

If you are a regular reader, you will remember I was given the chance to cure fresh olives at home from Penna-Great Olives this fall. They shipped me a box of olives, they were very generous and sent 2.5 pounds of olives. I was faithful to my daily duty to curing the olives using the … Continue reading

Olives, olives and more olives!

Olives, olives and more olives!

This is part I of an ongoing series about home curing fresh olives. Last month I told you all about a cool olive company called Penna- Great Olives and directed you to take a look at their products. I was also chosen to do my own home curing with a box of olives they sent … Continue reading

Garganelli….the mystery pasta.

Garganelli….the mystery pasta.

If you’re a fan of my blog on Facebook, today you might have been following my posts about olives and garganelli. I decided the olives can wait another day so I’m sharing with you more information about the mystery pasta I discovered. I was searching on Amazon.com for a price on a good gnocchi board … Continue reading

Pork Rollatini with Tomato Sauce

Today I invented a new recipe for us to try. I am guessing someone else might have made something similar but when I searched it out nothing came up. So I just started thinking of how can I fix these thin cut pork cutlets, we wanted something different from my normal ways of cooking them, … Continue reading

Cooking tips and more!

Remember how I told you my husband kept getting on me to put some paper and pen on my nightstand so I can jot down blog post ideas? Well I got the idea early this morning for this post, it actually came out of a dream. Can you believe it?  I didn’t jot it down … Continue reading

Homemade Pierogi

What can I say? I promised one more meal from the famous Italian Roasted Chicken and here it is. Yes, I found a way to incorporate the chicken broth into homemade pierogi. I follow food guide at About.com’s Eastern European food section, Barb Rolek, on her Facebook fan page. I asked her for a recipe using … Continue reading

The Well-Stocked Italian Kitchen Pantry

Photo credit by Deana Romano One of the major challenges of almost any home chef/cook would be how to keep a well stocked pantry.  I’m not talking about buying lots of canned goods in case of emergency or disaster, although for some of us, there are times our first choice menu item doesn’t turn out … Continue reading

Parmesan Crusted Green Beans with Bacon

A friend of mine sent out an email asking for help with a green bean recipe for Thanksgiving. She only had the ingredients and some basic instructions. I googled via Swagbucks for similar recipes to give her some help but found nothing. But I was inspired by the ingredients to make up a new dish … Continue reading

Crock Pot Lasagna…

Also known as slow cooker lasagna as crock pot is a registered trademark. I do have a Rival Crock pot so I guess I can use the word. :-) Crock Pot Lasagna 28 ounces of sauce- I used my roasted tomatoes to make a meat sauce (recipe follows) 1 box of lasagna noodles- uncooked and broken … Continue reading