Tagged with food

Coming up for air…

Coming up for air…

It’s been a whirlwind of activity the last few weeks for me and there aren’t any signs of it slowing down soon. My oldest daughter is due any day now with her fifth baby which means I am on “call” to go there to watch the other grandchildren while she is in the hospital. I … Continue reading

Braciole’ and Ricotta Gnocchi

Braciole’ and Ricotta Gnocchi

As I dig deeper into the launching my own small business, I am energized more and more. Soon I have a chance to practice cooking in front of people with an upcoming job. I’ll be cooking a dinner for a group of twelve wonderful people. These are people I’ve known my entire married life. They … Continue reading

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

Olives! Olives! Olives!

Olives! Olives! Olives!

Oh how do I love olives. My kids love them, my husband loves them,and my grandchildren love them. Who couldn’t love them? Don’t answer that! I’ve been busy writing menus for my upcoming cooking classes and one thing I notice in a lot of the recipes is the use of olives and/or olive oil. I … 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

Just when did I get all this gumption?

Just when did I get all this gumption?

I was busy minding my own business looking at funny sayings on Pinterest the other day when I came across some inspirational sayings as well. I think some of them had an effect on me because next thing I know I am making calls and finding jobs for myself. I called two places yesterday where … 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

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

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