Nancy & Mark’s Eggplant Parm

We recently had our very good friends’ Nancy & Mark’s Eggplant Parmesan and it was absolutely delicious…so I took a quick pic and finagled the recipe out of them…Nancy remarked “They’re the simplest ingredients!” and as you can see they are the simplest ingredients and by applying your own technique you can master this delicious dish. Use fresh eggplants and cut relatively thin but not so thin they fall apart during baking… Continue reading

Eggplant ‘Meat’Balls & Creamy Polenta

These ‘Meat’Balls are so good! I substitute these for beef when I have my vegetarian friends over…using them in sandwiches (think Meatball Subs) and over pasta (think Spaghetti & Meatballs). They’re so full of flavor that they fooled my friends – I personally think they taste way better than beef meatballs! If you haven’t given them a try you definitely should… Continue reading

Roasted Thyme Potatoes

Did you know that the potato originated in southern Peru sometime between 8000-5000 BC? Wow…pretty cool. Anyway, I’m glad that they’re still around and are just as delicious now as they were back then. Mashed, boiled, roasted – Any way you make ’em. Today I’ve used baby potatoes so they cook up quicker and have a wonderful creamy flavor. The thyme adds a perfect little note to that creamy flavor… Continue reading

Rotini Romesco

Romesco Sauce is a blend of toasted almonds, roasted red pepper and other yummy ingredients. In the past I’ve only ever served it over chicken thighs…today I decided to change it up a bit and serve it over Rotini pasta. It’s a rich nutty sauce that fills all the nooks and crannies of Rotini! So, so good… Continue reading