Cheese

Pierogi

Pierogi

The first pierogi I ever ate were made by my mother-in-law.  I was instantly hooked. They were pasta filled pockets with creamy mashed potatoes, cheese, and onion…what’s not to like. Pierogi can be filled with many things, other than potato, such as sauerkraut, ground meat, […]

Tofu Reuben Sandwich with Broccoli Slaw

Tofu Reuben Sandwich with Broccoli Slaw

A classic Reuben sandwich is made with corned beef, Swiss cheese, sauerkraut and Russian dressing. It is one of my all time favorites; however, I avoid eating it because I try to eat healthier. One day I was having lunch in a local cafe and […]

French Onion Soup

French Onion Soup

French Onion Soup is so hearty and delicious, it is hard to believe it is made of such simple ingredients. Onions, a good quality beef stock, a little wine, and gruyere cheese and you get a special treat. French onion soup has always been one […]

Farro Vegetable Casserole

Farro Vegetable Casserole

You may have noticed by now that I like Farro. I am always trying to come up with new ways to serve it. My family likes casserole dishes because they are all-in-one meals, and easy to eat.  So I decided to create a casserole using […]

Caprese Salad

Caprese Salad

Caprese Salad Prep Time: 20 minutes Serves: 4-5 Caprese salad is made with only four main ingredients, so it is important that you use the best ingredients possible.  I like to use mozzarella di bufala (mozzarella made with buffalo milk). You can find an imported […]

Frozen Fruit Salad with Grapes, Pineapple, and Cream Cheese

Frozen Fruit Salad with Grapes, Pineapple, and Cream Cheese

Frozen Fruit Salad Prep Time: 20 minutes Serves: 12-14 Frozen Fruit Salad with Grapes, Pineapple, and Cream Cheese is a cool, refreshing dessert to top off your meal on a hot summer day. Try this frozen fruit salad, it will hit the spot every time. […]

Grilled Zucchine and Tomato with Mozzarella and Basil

Grilled Zucchine and Tomato with Mozzarella and Basil

Zucchini and tomatoes are two of my favorite things, and summer time is when they are at their best. This is a light meal that is perfect for a hot summer day. It is healthy, delicious and easy to make. It can be used as […]

Turkey Taco Pizza

Turkey Taco Pizza

Tonight I was trying to decide what to make for dinner with the ground turkey that I bought.  My family likes Mexican and Tex-Mex dishes, so I decided to make my own version of tacos.  The only problem was I did not have corn tortillas, but […]

Fettucine with Egg, Garlic and Olive Oil

Fettucine with Egg, Garlic and Olive Oil

Fettuccine all’uovo, aglio e olio di oliva This dish is simply delicious. The closest dish to which I can compare it is Spaghetti alla Carbonara without the guanciale (bacon).  Growing up we called it “white pasta”. No one could make this dish like my mother. […]

Chili Pie with Potatoes and Cheese

Chili Pie with Potatoes and Cheese

I created this recipe just for the Super Bowl. The combination of the Chili with the potatoes and cheese put together in a pie crust, meets the challenge of Super Bowl food criteria; it is filling, satisfying, and delicious. It is not finger food, but […]