Tagged with dinner

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

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

Chicken Caesar Sandwiches with Pretzel Buns

Chicken Caesar Sandwiches with Pretzel Buns

  This was such a great idea for dinner! I was inspired by a post on Pinterest using a slow cooker for this recipe. I made some adjustments to the original but in the end I’m pretty sure the results were the same-deliciousness! See below the recipe for information about the pretzel buns. Chicken Caesar … 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

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

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

Prep School class photos pt.2

Prep School class photos pt.2

  I apologize for not getting these up sooner but I’ve been extra busy lately. I have pictures from week 3 but can’t seem to get them to upload because they were sent to me from a classmate. But on week 4 I did take pictures of our final class meal. It was very good … Continue reading

How I spend my Tuesday evenings this month…

How I spend my Tuesday evenings this month…

I’m taking a four-week series of cooking classes at a great place called Gatherings Kitchen. I am having so much fun learning and cooking alongside other foodies like myself as well as the chefs who are teaching us. Last week I forgot my camera but we made the following meal: Hot and Sour Mushroom soup … 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