Mushroom & Sage Risotto

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In New York City there was this wonderful little restaurant whose specialty was risotto. The name of the restaurant was Risotteria. It was located in the West Village on Bleecker St. They prepared a multitude of different risottos including a fabulous mushroom risotto. Unfortunately, they’ve closed but they inspired me! I also prepare a mushroom risotto but mine is flavored with andouille sausage along with cremini mushrooms. I top it off with sage sautéed in butter, a sprinkling of Parmesan cheese and a swirl of truffle oil. It’s creamy and delicious…Enjoy!
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Balsamic & Sage Pork Chops Meal

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Last night we were in the mood for a quick & tasty pork meal! There are so many ways to cook pork! These fabulous pork chops marinate while the potato salad and vegetables are being prepared and are cooked in just about 10 minutes. How easy is that? The key to cooking these pork chops is to almost treat them like a steak – high heat cooking for a minute or two on each side and then popping them in the oven to finish up. Then let them rest for a few minutes to redistribute the juices. When they’re not overcooked pork chops are tender and delicious! Continue reading