Pesto Chicken & Quinoa Salad

This is a tasty meal that used to be on Brio Restaurant’s menu…I’ve made some adjustments – roasting the asparagus, chickpeas and tomatoes and nixing the cucumbers…I also marinate the chicken in the pesto before cooking it in a cast iron skillet. Toss it with a creamy herb dressing or any salad dressing of your choice. It can be served as a salad or in a bowl… Continue reading

Meatless Monday: Potato & Cauliflower Gnocchi With Pesto

Potato & Cauliflower Gnocchi With Pesto
I love to have my homemade Gnocchi, but it has always been such a process. To have a light dough it is a sticky mess and I have always wanted to mix in cauliflower like I add it to my mashed potatoes… Well, I was reading the September issue of ‘Food & Wine’ this week and one of my favorite articles…Mad Genius Tips:… All I can say is it revolutionized my concept of Gnocchi making!!! Wow… now my mind is reeling on all the different ways I’ll be making Gnocchi in the future!!! Continue reading

Catering Event: What’s On The Menu?

Save The Date Catering Event
Save The Date Catering Event

Making these croissant sandwiches together as the Fabulous Fare Sisters was a lot of fun. Easy to assemble with just a little preparation done ahead. Having catered our own events for years, Linda and I know when catering it’s important to make some things that can be made days in advance. Here is how we prepared for these croissant sandwiches in advance… Continue reading

Sausage & Shrimp Pasta with Spinach Pesto

We had to redo our pool last year (I recommend salt water, I love it), and put in new retaining walls around the grounds. I had the brilliant idea of surrounding and mounting all sizes of ceramic pots everywhere. Now it is my duty to fill them with flowering plants. All 32 of them! Although this year I am more cognizant of what I’m planting, it is still a lot of work. (I will photograph the area when it is in full bloom). All that aside, I wanted to order out tonight, but instead… I opened my refrigerator and freezer to take an account of what I could create that was simple and delicious. So here is what was created. My husband thought it was delicious and way better than takeout. I’m beginning to think I spoil him. I hope I am!   Continue reading