Philly Cheese Steak Deep Dish Pizza, 80’s Style

I wanted to make this cheese steak pizza because I see people making them but not the way I remember eating them when I lived in Philly in the late 80’s and early 90’s. Although controversial among cheese steak ‘purists’, this is how I loved them when I lived there. So I decided to make the pizza my way… enter… ‘Processed Cheese!’ After the pizza came out of the oven a lovely layer of melted processed cheese was poured all over this beautiful deep dish and I was transformed to 1989 all over again… Now that’s what I’m talking about! Continue reading

Sweet Potato Fries With Swiss & Gruyère

Sweet Potato Fries

While we are all being ‘Alone Together’, I find I am really missing some of my favorite restaurants and foods they made. One of the things I miss is sweet potato fries. While I don’t fry at home, I decided to make them my healthy baked way. Coating the fries in egg whites gives them the crunchy outside without the fat. Then topping them with a lovely sauce of cheese didn’t make me feel so bad. They were really delicious! Continue reading

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