Roasted Vegetable Gnocchi

Out to dinner one night I had a yummy veggie gnocchi made with zucchini – it was really good – so of course I just had to make it at home for everyone else to enjoy…I added cauliflower & carrots to the mix for more flavor. Really, is there anything better than roasted carrots? Once the gnocchi is cooked, everything is combined in a lovely tomato-basil sauce…delicious!

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Roasted Asparagus & Shallots

I believe asparagus taste best when roasted in the oven…today’s recipe roasts them in a cast iron skillet along with thin slices of shallots … a timeless recipe – perfect not only for weeknights but for special occasions as well. The thicker asparagus roast better than the skinny ones – keep that in mind when you’re at the market. Just a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil and a dash of salt and fresh ground pepper bring out all the flavor of Springtime Asparagus…

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Chorizo Street Tacos

Every time we go to an authentic Mexican restaurant I order Chorizo Street Tacos…the spicy heat of the meat with the tangy crispness of the raw red onions just blows me away. Usually they are served with a sprig of cilantro and a slice of lime…very simple…very flavorful. When I make them at home everyone loves to add additional toppings so I put the garnish out in little cups for everyone to add what they like…

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Bananas Foster French Toast

It’s been a while since I had some French Toast…it used to be one of my favorite weekend breakfast meals – soft boiled eggs have become a staple in my morning routine instead. Well I had a craving for something a little decadent so I whipped up a batch of these delicious French Toast and added Bananas Foster on top as a special treat!

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Diablo Ciabatta Bread Pizza

Growing up I remember eating frozen French Bread Pizzas as after-school snacks and always loved the crunch of those tasty treats. I haven’t bought a frozen pizza in a long, long time but we had some leftover Ciabatta bread from the weekend and I was craving pizza so I put together this Diablo Ciabatta Pizza that delivered the crunch that was craved…

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Penne Pesto

I recently taught a cooking class online using Zoom for a group of women….I had never done this before and I was a little bit nervous…but turns out once everyone showed up it was so much fun and I had a blast! I decided to share a recipe that was very easy…Penne Pesto…one of my go-to’s when the family is very hungry and dinner has to be ready in under 30 (actually 20!) minutes…

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