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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

Rustic Bolognese sauce-a recipe review

Before I get into my review of the Rustic Bolognese sauce recipe, I feel it’s only fair to let you in on a secret. When someone visits my blog and leaves a comment with a link back to their blog, I actually go and visit your blog! Sometimes I even leave a comment.  How about … Continue reading

Grandma’s Little Helper for Pierogis

Yesterday I had my daughter and grandson over for dinner and visiting time. Za (pronounced with a long a sound) was so glad to be here because he missed us all so much. We all missed him and his momma and were glad for a visit. I figured I would take the time to show … Continue reading

Pesto Success!

I just wanted to give a quick update about my previous post’s lamentations. On Tuesday, I was able to find the pesto ingredients at one store, the first one I tried. I felt vindicated right there, even before I started the process. At dinner time, we put on the water to boil and I started … Continue reading

Italian Pork and Beans

Here is another one of those throw together meals that turned out great. I was inspired by David Rocco’s Facebook post about whipping up an Italian “pork and beans” dish.  I didn’t have the sausage links like he used but I did have some bulk sweet Italian sausage, cannellini beans and canned plum tomatoes. This was so … Continue reading

Keeping busy

The last few days I have been busy with a few things around here. One thing I have done is gone back to a previous theme I used for this blog because I like the layout better and it allows my header to be shown in full. I also like the tabs for the pages … Continue reading

Needed: One mentor

Or better titled “how I ruined Poor man’s Parmesan”.  One thing hugely missing in my life is a mentor who can show me how to cook in the traditional Italian ways. The dictionary tells me that a mentor is “a wise and trusted counselor or teacher”.  Without one of these, ususally a nonna (Italian grandma) … Continue reading

Ravioli making

My family came for a visit and I promised them homemade ravioli. I can remember every year at Easter, my grandparents and their cousins made ravioli for the Easter meal. I also remember walking to the cousin’s house with my dad or uncle to get the ravioli box out of their freezer . To me, it was … Continue reading