Chicken Lo Mein

I received a BIG box of farm-fresh vegetables…so big that we had an abundance of veggie meals day after day. Some of them made it into this tasty dish. Chunks of marinated chicken breasts, freshly diced zucchini, green beans, carrots, onion, red & yellow peppers and asparagus stir-fried and served over lo mein noodles with a deliciously thick broth…Be prepared to serve the family a second helping! Continue reading

Flourless Chocolate Cake with Mascarpone Icing

Flourless Chocolate Cake with Mascarpone Icing

A few months ago we were invited to a wine & cheese party at a friend’s house. Everyone was to bring a wine and appetizer or dessert from a certain country or region. My husband and I chose the Lombardia/Piedmont regions in Northern Italy. We brought along some fabulous Nebbiolo, from the Piedmont region, which borders the Lombardia region on the west. And since I knew that Mascarpone cheese was made in the Lombardia region I wanted to find a dessert that complimented the wine. After searching for a while I found a chocolate cake that used mascarpone in its icing. The cake was flourless, and I had never made a flourless cake before, but I decided to give it a try. Boy am I glad I did…it was absolutely delightful!

When I made the cake back in February my boys could only take a peek – no bites for them! So last night I made it again so they could taste it too…they loved it…and so will you!   Continue reading