Busiate con Zucca & Salsiccia

During our recent visit to NYC, Heidi and I visited Eataly on 5th Avenue to peruse their Italian goods. We both picked up this Busiate pasta and made a plan to each make something different with it…so, for today’s meal I roasted some butternut squash (Zucca) and cooked up some mild Italian sausage (Salsiccia) seasoned with a touch of nutmeg …added a white wine-cream sauce and voilà! A star was born… Continue reading

Eggplant & Chicken Tajine

A Tajine is an earthenware pot which is used in many Mediterranean slow-cooked, savory dishes. The Mediterranean diet is touted as a very healthy diet… I try to incorporate this type of meal into our menu at least once a month… slowly introducing the different flavors without too much fanfare…and so far everyone seems to enjoy each dish! On today’s menu is an Eggplant & Chicken dish that is so healthy and delicious – if you don’t have a Tajine simply use an oval shallow casserole dish… Continue reading

Fall Bisque

We enjoy Restaurant Week in our local area…who doesn’t? Sometimes I save the special menus from the different restaurants who have unique offerings and I try and duplicate them at home…a while back we enjoyed a wonderful soup during Restaurant Week and it’s been on my list to make…Fall Bisque with Candied Pumpkin Seeds & Cinnamon Whipped Mascarpone…doesn’t that just sound scrumptious…the end result was so delicious! Continue reading

Roasted Butternut Squash, Red Onion & Prosciutto-Ricotta Flatbread

Roasted Butternut Squash, Red Onion & Prosciutto-Ricotta Flatbread

Roasted Butternut Squash is one of my favorite things to eat. It’s chock full of fiber, vitamins A, E & C, potassium, manganese & magnesium. And it tastes delicious…what better fruit (yep, it’s a fruit!) to put in your body. On today’s menu is a Roasted Butternut Squash, Red Onion & Prosciutto-Ricotta Flatbread. It’s great for lunch or dinner…easy to make…easy to eat! Continue reading

Meatless Monday: Pappardelle with Roasted Butternut Squash & Sage Sauce

Pappardelle with Roasted Butternut Squash & Sage Sauce

MEATLESS MONDAY! Last time I visited New York City I stopped by Eataly and grabbed a bag of  my favorite Pappardelle. For some reason I have a really hard time finding this pasta near my home so every time I can I’ll stop by there and pick up a bag. These long pasta ribbons are perfect for this roasted butternut squash & sage sauce on this cool December Meatless Monday… Continue reading