Italian Spare Ribs in Red Gravy

My father bless his heart, loved his “gravy” and his pasta.  This was not lost on his oldest daughter, as nothing screams comfort food to me more than a heaping bowl of pasta, gravy and some delicious simmered meat.  My father loved to infuse his gravy with flavor long before it was a thing!  But…

Mexican Chorizo Stuffed Delicata Squash

Whenever I am feeling out of sorts I love to find a farmer’s market and wander around for inspiration and to remind myself that healthy eating is my choice.  The other day I had a chance to catch my local farmer’s market on a rare Friday off.  It was so nice to walk around and…

Bacon, Egg & Cheese Biscuit Bake

My father grew up in the midst of the Great Depression, he was also the youngest boy of twelve children, born to Italian Immigrant parents, he was the first generation born in this country, and his father passed away shortly after the birth of my aunt, his sister.  This left my Grandmother Lena with the…

Sassy Honey Garlic Chicken

This is one of those recipes that is simplicity and sexy all at once.  Not only does it taste amazing, it is so simple to make but tastes like it took all day.  I love to make this in a cast iron skillet, started on the stove then popped in the oven to finish, then…

Sous Vide Cajun Spiced London Broil

Sous Vide meaning (under vacuum) is a French term for placing a food item such as poultry, meats, eggs, fish, and veggies, in a vacuum sealed bag, cooking in a water bath, more importantly, at a consistent temperature for an extended amount of time, and in doing so, will yield perfectly cooked, perfectly moist food…

Cornish Game Hens with Apricot Glaze

Romantic Valentine’s Day Dinner for Two With Valentine’s Day upon us, it got me thinking about the very first Valentine’s Day meal in our new home, which I prepared for my Valentine 17 years ago!  My culinary skills have greatly improved since then, but I have a fondness for some of those early dishes I use…

Cheeseburger Stuffed Burritos

This is the ultimate burger experience in my opinion.  It’s a mashed up version of two glorious eatables, the cheeseburger and the burrito.  I love to keep this simple but truly anything goes.  I like making this as a ground beef cheeseburger because I think it is a better taste experience.  If you are going…

Steak Bites Au Poivre

Steak Au Poivre is a fancy French term,  that is basically steak with a shit ton, sorry, “excuse my French” of peppercorns, crushed with a mortar and pestle or coarsely ground, in a luscious, creamy, decadent sauce of butter, cream, shallots, oh… and some cognac.  Gotta love the French for making sauces so sexy!  I…

Tex Mex Skillet Chicken with Charred Poblanos

This is the perfect dish for a busy weeknight, or lazy day lunch.  Using leftover chicken or store bought rotisserie chicken, makes this come together rather quickly, it’s perfect.  You can even char the poblanos one day before you plan to make this, seed them and chop, and put in a sealed container for the…