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Buffalo Blue Baked Potato

Buffalo Blue Baked Potato

I was searching Pinterest for some ideas to use with my cooking classes for kids when I found a recipe for Chicken Cordon Bleu Potatoes. I was curious enough and clicked through to the blog, Will Cook For Smiles, and liked what I saw. The only problem is I didn’t have all the ingredients on … Continue reading

Mediterranean Cooking Class Recipes

I taught a wonderful class last night which highlighted some of the classic foods and tastes from Mediterranean cuisine.  This was probably my last class for a few months since next month I am having surgery to repair a SLAP tear on my left shoulder. I’m sad about this but I will be happy to … Continue reading

Quinoa Stuffed Peppers

Quinoa Stuffed Peppers

My husband needs to cut out salt and fat from his diet as he is on the borderline of hypertension. He has already lost some weight, which is good although he wasn’t too much overweight, maybe 20 pounds?  So once again I found myself searching the internet for recipes and a new way to cook. … Continue reading

Pappa al Pomodoro or Bread and Tomato Soup

Here in North East Ohio we are suffering with some frigid temperatures outside. It’s the perfect weather to stay inside and enjoy some comfort foods that are hot and filling. Bread and Tomato soup fits the bill perfectly. I’m making this soup Thursday evening for my students attending the Italian comfort foods class at Cool … Continue reading

Appetizer Party Class

Appetizer Party Class

Last night I taught another appetizer class. This was a first at one of the venues I sought out last spring. We had scheduled two different classes and only the one appetizer party class had a few who were interested enough to enroll. Yeah! I almost forgot about the class because of so many other … Continue reading

Waste not, want not.

Waste not, want not.

Waste not, want not: It’s a motto of many cultures, the Italians being one of them. I’m not a “gizzard and hearts” kind of cook but I try to use up all the leftovers we have on a given day. Usually they end up in my husband’s lunch. One can only have spaghetti and meatballs … Continue reading

Canning Tomato Sauce

Canning Tomato Sauce

  I have to admit to the fact that I have never canned tomatoes or anything until I tried making some marinated zucchini this year. It turned out so-so. I figured if I was ever going to get serious about canning tomatoes or sauce, I’d better go and learn from some experts and educate myself … Continue reading

Asparagus,Tomato and Mozzarella Salad

Asparagus,Tomato and Mozzarella Salad

  Every now and then I find a recipe using asparagus which gives me hope in using this vegetable that was never part of my childhood meals. With this in mind, I never wanted to try the long, slender funny looking vegetable. Broccoli was a stretch for me as a child. I disliked most vegetables. … Continue reading

Fried Zucchini Patty Recipe

Fried Zucchini Patty Recipe

Fried Zucchini Patties 3 cups of shredded zucchini 1 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese 1/2 cup or so of seasoned bread crumbs 1 egg, beaten 1 clove of garlic, crushed salt and pepper olive oil small amount of flour in a bowl Squeeze almost all the water out of the shredded zucchini by putting it … Continue reading