Ultimate Veggie Burger

For many years, since I was a young girl, l have had an aversion to red meat.  It wasn’t really a conscious acknowledgement towards veganism, it just seemed wrong for my body.  The only time I  would consume red meat was to enjoy and devour my Grandmother’s meatballs.  My mother never really worried about this…

Smooth as Silk Strawberry Mousse

One of my favorite desserts is Chocolate Mousse.   Ever since I have been going out to restaurants,  it has been one of the things I love to have when I have dessert.  That or Creme Brule, but that is neither here nor there! However, I do love strawberry mousse when strawberries are at the height of freshness…

Duck Fat Oven Roasted Steak Fries with Truffle Salt and Parmesan

Hopefully you have already seen my recipe for Perfectly Pan Seared Duck Breast and have been compelled to make it!  If not no worries, if you have some duck fat lying around, that will suffice. I first fell in love with Duck Fat Truffle Fries in Miami a few years ago and I have never looked…

Cinnamon Apple Muffins with Maple Bacon Glaze

Every once in a while a recipe hits me and I am giddy with delight because it all works beautifully.  I love the combination of sweet and savory and now that using bacon in dessert is all the craze, I couldn’t be more pleased.  What I love about these muffins is that the bacon is…

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…

Perfect Peanut Butter Brownies

I have a confession to make…I am not a huge peanut butter fan.  Gasp…..maybe it was all the PB&J sammies I consumed as a kid, but for whatever reason it is not my fav.  I do however love the combination of peanut butter and chocolate, and will consume on occasion a Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup,…

Mediterranean Orzo Salad

This recipe is full of flavor, healthy and a great alternative to typical BBQ sides.  I have been making this salad for quite a while. It is similar the Italian rice salad my grandmother use to make but she didn’t use the feta cheese or smoked mozzarella and hers was made with a mix of…

Mexican Inspired Chicken Mole

I had planned to “drop this recipe” before Cinco de Mayo.  But as the saying goes, “Life is what happens when you are busy making other plans,” and life, happened. None the less, you can enjoy this recipe year round and I will tell you this, one of the easiest ways to amp up your…

Oven Poached Stuffed Flounder

I adore fish and seafood, and I find myself eating fish and seafood three times a week, perhaps more in the summer, as everything just tastes fresher in the summer for some reason. I have been making this dish for a long time, since it is by far one of the tastiest and easiest no…

Fig and Goat Cheese Flatbread with Bacon

I love fresh figs.  Growing up we had these all the time as they were an Italian staple.  One of my favorite ways to enjoy figs are to have them sliced with fresh Homemade Italian Style Ricotta Cheese with a drizzle of honey atop some fresh crostini.  I could make a meal out of this alone…