Appetizers · Cheese · Italian · salad · Vegetarian

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 Italian brand in most warehouse clubs. Otherwise buy the best… Continue reading Caprese Salad

American · Cheese · Dessert · Fruit

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. I am resurrecting this recipe from my childhood; my mother… Continue reading Frozen Fruit Salad with Grapes, Pineapple, and Cream Cheese

Appetizers · Cheese · Italian · Vegetable · Vegetarian

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 a main dish, appetizer or side dish. Ingredients: 2 –… Continue reading Grilled Zucchine and Tomato with Mozzarella and Basil

Cheese · Italian · pasta · Vegetarian

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. Although the ingredients are very basic, they pack a lot… Continue reading Fettucine with Egg, Garlic and Olive Oil

American · beef · Cheese · Legumes

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 you will not mind taking out a plate for this.… Continue reading Chili Pie with Potatoes and Cheese

Cheese · Indian · Vegetable · Vegetarian

Saag Paneer – Creamy Spinach and Cheese

Saag Paneer is a great vegetarian side dish that is the perfect accompaniment to spicy Indian dishes. This recipe that follows is from Aarti Sequeira, one of my favorite chefs. You can serve it with Chicken Tikka Masala, which you can find on my blog. Start with making the cheese.  Do not worry, it is… Continue reading Saag Paneer – Creamy Spinach and Cheese