Ricotta Gnocchi in a Three Cheese Sauce

Ricotta Gnocchi

I love Gnocchi! I order it when we are out and I make it when we are home. Now that I am making my own ricotta, it was time to tackle Ricotta Gnocchi. My first attempt, I have to admit, was more like ricotta soup… but I did not quit and finally found the correct formula! If you decide to make it with store bought ricotta I suggest you strain it overnight in a fine mesh sieve or you will need more flour. It made enough for two batches, but holds well in the refrigerator. I served it in a cheese sauce with poached garlic on the side to take it over the top. Really delicious! Continue reading

Beef Curry

Beef Curry
This is similar to the first dinner I ever cooked. Being the last kid at home, (all my siblings, Linda included, had all gone off to college or gotten married). My mom, for about 2 years, had taken a moratorium from cooking and we ate out almost every night! One day after school when I was 16 I was watching MTV and flipping through some magazine of my mother’s, when I came across a recipe that caught my attention. Curry In A Hurry! I read it, walked into my mothers office and said, “I need 20 bucks”. “Why?”, she said. “I’m making dinner”. She handed me the money and I made dinner. It turned out good. I use filet now and not top round and I’ve added a few upgrades – but it’s still really good! Continue reading

Moo Goo Guy Pan

Moo Goo Guy Pan
When we were younger my mother was a very good cook. She was ‘self taught’ and read a lot of magazines about food. In the 70’s grocery stores in rural Pennsylvania didn’t have big ethnic sections, you had soy sauce and not a whole lot more.  Today there is so much more to choose from. Well, I’ve remade this childhood favorite with a few added ingredients. Continue reading

Salmon Canape Bites

Salmon Canape Bites

We are still enjoying summer poolside and I love to have my friends over several times a month to sip cocktails and have appetizers. I have learned to let the girls bring some of the goodies… but I also like to have a few goodies of my own. So here is a little snack I made for one of our poolside afternoons. Continue reading

Shrimp Quesadilla

Shrimp Quesadilla
I made these little treats as a hearty appetizer to serve pool side for a girls swim date…small tortillas make perfect little wedges when quartered. Both flour and corn were served – the corn was a gluten-free option for one of my guests who doesn’t eat flour. Serve these with your favorite toppings…I paired these Shrimp Quesadillas with lime cocktails along with a yummy Black Bean Salsa. Continue reading

Beef & Lamb Gyros Salad With Grilled Red Onions, Goat Cheese & Tzatziki Dressing

Beef & Lamb Gyros Salad With Grilled Red Onions, Goat Cheese & Tzatziki Dressing
I love a good Gyro and when I found the gyro meat package at Sam’s Club I was all in! Wanting to make it a little lighter than the wrap, I opted for a salad instead. I also swapped out the tomatoes for roasted red peppers because it’s hard to get a good tomato this time of year and truth be told I’m kind of a tomato snob…Well, it was everything I could have wanted in a great Gyro without the bread… Delicious! Continue reading

Homemade Ricotta, Spinach and Shrimp Pizza With A Tarragon Lemon Aioli

Homemade Ricotta, Spinach & Shrimp Pizza
Whoops! I scheduled this to post last week by accident – so here it is again! 🙂

Do you ever have those days where it’s time to figure out lunch and when you look in the refrigerator all you have are lots of little containers of leftovers? Well, that is how this pizza came about. My Hubby loved it so much that he requested it again. This time I decided to share it with all of you. Continue reading