Tagged with Recipes

Chicken with olives and tomatoes

I know it’s  not a very original title for a new recipe but it’s the best I can do in my present state of health. I am still sick and now my voice is just about gone. I haven’t cooked in a few days which had been a nice break.My wonderful hubby has been filling … Continue reading

Bacon-wrapped chicken involtini

This is my version, based from a recipe from grouprecipes.com . I decided to use ingredients I had on hand and those my family likes.  I also wanted to try to make something more frugal since I have had a few questions about how much money my meals cost. So I am going to give … Continue reading

Cooking lesson

I gave my first cooking lesson yesterday to a friend. Up until this point, I have only ever taught my family how to cook so this was exciting and scary at the same time. Could I do it? Would she learn and would the food be good?

Gadgets for my kitchen

Tomorrow I am going to head out for a little shopping. I hope to purchase one of the following tools for my kitchen. Pasta wheel-good for cutting noodles, sealing ravioli and decorative edges on pastries. A pastry scraper or board knife-this would help in cutting dough and cleaning up my work surface.

Pesto Chicken Italiano Quick and Easy

My dear friend passed this recipe along to me a while back. It’s very good and simple. It’s what’s for dinner tonight. Sorry, no pictures today. No one is here to photograph me cooking. 1 tbs olive oil 1 lb boneless Chicken breasts, sliced 1 clove garlic, minced 1 large bell pepper, cut into thin strips … Continue reading

Under the weather but still cooking

That is how I started the new year, not feeling well. I can’t even tell you it’s because I partied like a crazy on Dec. 31st. I can’t say it’s due to late hours because I stayed home and was in bed by 10:30 PM. I didn’t even see the ball drop in NYC. Old … Continue reading

Sausage and Cici bean soup

Well here we are with  my last post for 2009. I want to thank all my visitors who have encouraged me to keep doing this blogging thing. It means so much to me knowing that people are visiting and returning for more. Please drop me a comment and let me know what you think. And … Continue reading

Mini-Caprese sandwiches

Tonight I am attending a party with a bunch of lady friends. I have been trying to figure out what kind of appetizer or hors dourves to bring that reflects my Italian heritage. So I turned one of my favorite salads into a sandwich with one of my favorite breads! I am using focaccia bread, … Continue reading

Ricotta gnocchi

Tonight I tried this recipe for Ricotta Gnocchi that I found at Italian food forever. It is so simple, just like the pictures and recipe say. I decided to take pictures, or have my son take some pictures, of the whole process. So let’s begin with the basic ingredients.