Appetizers · Cooking · Dinner

Potato Gnocchi With Butter and Cheese

I came upon this recipe while trying to find a way to use up some leftover potatoes. Often I chop them up a little and throw them into a saucepan as hash browns to have with breakfast. Or I use them to make Bubble and Squeak. I found this recipe, calling for baked potatoes strained… Continue reading Potato Gnocchi With Butter and Cheese

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Basil Butter Garlic Bread

Bread. Glorious bread. I blame my mother and my English heritage for my adoration of bread. Soft, doughy perfection. And butter. I think I love butter even more. Creamy delicious butter. Mmmmm. This Basil Butter Garlic Bread is out of this world amazing. It cranks up the awesome from your standard garlic bread with the… Continue reading Basil Butter Garlic Bread

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Chicken Piccata

Chicken piccata always ends up being my second choice when it is on the menu at a restaurant. I have good intentions, but just never end up ordering it. Something about capers I think. They are one of those foods that I feel like I'm supposed to like, but have never really fully joined the… Continue reading Chicken Piccata

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Braided Spaghetti Bread

I totally need to go to the grocery store. Big time. I've been stalling for days. I don't know why. Maybe because in the summer all I want to eat is fruit. Or maybe I just needed something to procrastinate about that would make me actually fold the 5 loads of clean laundry sitting on… Continue reading Braided Spaghetti Bread

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Spinach Artichoke Pasta Bake

Meatless Monday strikes again! This is one of my very favorite pasta dishes. Full of veggie flavor and rich creamy pasta. It comes together quickly and is good for parties, potlucks or just an evening at home with the family. Not the most photogenic dinner in the world but oh so tasty. Enjoy! Spinach Artichoke… Continue reading Spinach Artichoke Pasta Bake

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Chicken Parmesan Bake

Chicken Parmesan is my absolute favorite meal. While growing up I got to pick my birthday meal and chicken parm was my choice every single year. I never grow tired of it. It is perfection. Juicy chicken wrapped in crispy breading all smothered in rich marinara sauce and drenched with melty cheese - oh I… Continue reading Chicken Parmesan Bake

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Chicken Cacciatore

Cacciatore means "hunter" in Italian. Preparing food hunter-style basically means stick it in a pot, cover with fresh veggies and herbs and let it cook. Which is exactly what you do with this dish. It's hearty and delicious, full of fork tender chicken and a fantastic vegetable sauce. A perfect pairing with pasta and crusty… Continue reading Chicken Cacciatore

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Tex-Mex Lasagna

Buenos días! Buona Giornata! I love when I can combine my two favorite ethnic flavors. Mexican and Italian. It is molto bene AND muy bueno! This Tex-Mex Lasagna is full of the flavors of your favorite Spanish meal, but made with lasagna noodles instead of tortillas! It is yum, yummy. It is easily turned vegetarian… Continue reading Tex-Mex Lasagna

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Vegetable and Four Cheese Stuffed Shells

Boy, the Italians sure know what they are doing with food. I could stay happily fed for the rest of my life with all the varieties of cheese, pasta and red sauce from that region. This by far my favorite vegetarian dinner. Full of spinach and broccoli and oozing with cheesy goodness wrapped in a… Continue reading Vegetable and Four Cheese Stuffed Shells

Appetizers · Cooking

Caprese Salad

This is the easiest and most elegant appetizer to whip together ever. People go nuts over it, but it's amazingly simple to prepare. I made this for my son's third birthday. It was Cars themed and my husband said I should make something with tomatoes and put a sign next to it that said "Tow… Continue reading Caprese Salad