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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

Look what I found!

Look what I found!

On Sunday I noticed there were three lovely yellow flowers on one of my zucchini plants. This morning I found three little zucchini growing at the end of those flowers! I am so excited. I hope I have enough to leave on my neighbor’s doorstep….and to make lots of yummy recipes. There is only one … Continue reading

Garden Update-Four weeks later

Garden Update-Four weeks later

I can’t believe how much my garden has grown in just four weeks! I have already been using some of the lettuce, spinach and herbs for salads and recipes in my kitchen. I’ve learned how to care for all of the plants I have so I am expecting great results. I put some plant food … Continue reading

Company for dinner…

This phrase both excites and frightens me. How can that possibly be true? Simple, I love hosting but I have a hard time deciding on what to make and serve. There are so many simple dishes to make but then who wants to go the easy way? Not me! I am a glutton for punishment, … Continue reading

My 2012 Garden

My 2012 Garden

I finally went out and bought seeds and plants. Monday I was able to get most everything in before a nice rain fell saving me from having to water. And it’s been raining a bit daily so I haven’t had to worry about that part of gardening, so far. Here is what I put in: … Continue reading

Gardening

Gardening

This year I am putting in a raised bed garden. Last year I had every intention of putting one in but it never materialized. It was probably a good thing since our weather in NE Ohio was not all that good last year. It was a very rainy year and the crops were not the … 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