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

Irish Stew


This week Fabulous Fare Sisters has the privilege of co-hosting Fiesta Friday with Julie of Hostess at Heart. We are thrilled to join Angie’s wonderful Party! Fiesta Friday is a great way for fellow bloggers and visitors to check out new and interesting posts and add their own posts into the mix. We welcome all of you to join in the fun by clicking on this link: Fiesta Friday #140. Julie and Linda will be visiting all participating posts as this week’s Fiesta Friday representatives and features selectors. Let’s have some fun!

Now on to today’s Fiesta Friday contribution! Irish Stew is one of the very first dishes I make every year when it starts to get a little chilly in the fall. This is a stew we made at our restaurant many years ago and one that I still make at home today. It is more simple than our restaurant version because I use a condensed consume instead of making a demi-glace that would take 2 – 3 days to make, but it is perfect for my home version. Continue reading

Sweet Potato & Sausage-Egg Hash

Sweet Potato & Sausage-Egg Hash

This is one of those dishes that can be served for breakfast, lunch or dinner. On those days when you just want something warm and tasty – nothing too fancy or too much work, this Sweet Potato & Sausage-Egg Hash fits the bill! It’s so filling that if you have it for breakfast you won’t be hungry until supper…so comforting and delicious… 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. 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