Cinnamon Applesauce

I have been making applesauce since my kidlets were babies.  I loved making their baby food as I could easily use the freshest ingredients, without additives.  Now that they are grown babies, they still love Mommy’s applesauce.  Tonight I am making pork chops and it would be a shame not to have applesauce for them…

Oven Roasted Eggplant Parm

I love eggplant.  I love everything about it, taste, texture, versatility! Love, love, love it!  I use to adore fried eggplant, I don’t however, adore the calories and fat.  So I make it in the oven now and have learned to love it even more!  Plus I am getting healthy eating what I love. Sometimes…

Poppy’s Italian Potato Croquets

Growing up my father adored his fried food, most of that in the form of delicious Italain fare, and he was an amazing cook.  His chicken parm was the best.  Our standing joke between me and my fireman is he married me for my Dad’s chicken parm, becasue my Dad would make Henry his own tray and no one…

Stuffed Chicken Breast with Spinach Ricotta, & Provolone Cheese

What can be done to chicken that hasn’t already been done?  Everyone has a stuffed chicken recipe or at least should have one or two in there repitore.  This combination works fabulously, and is perfect for the glorious lemony sauce that accompanies them.  I served these with pan seared Brussels sprouts made with sausage and…

Food For Hungry Firefighters; House 5 Grub

I have been home recuperating from major surgery, none the less the urge to get off the sofa and start cooking was too overpowering and I had to get back in the kitchen and have at it!  Ahhh…it felt so good! I swear it was euphoric, and no, I am not on pain meds this is…

Italian Eggplant Meatballs…Polpette di Melanzane

I know I reference my Dad quite a bit, but he loved cooking just as much as I do.  Most of what he cooked was stricly Italain because as a the youngest boy of 11 sibblings he was always helping out in the kitchen.  One of the things my Dad made was eggplant meatballs,  I…

Oven Roasted Steak Fries with Garlic Aioli Dipping Sauce

Since I failed to take a picture of my delicious grilled rib eye, I will post one of the sides! These are my favorite way to eat potatoes as they are so crispy and flavorful you don’t need much to help them along.  I usually serve these with my spicy Siracha ketchup, but I felt…

Mexican By Design…Pork Carnitas

I just love Mexican food.  I love the richness of the gooey cheese, the complex flavors, and the spicy goodness of it all.  One of my favorite Chef is Rick Bayless.  He makes every Mexican dish look so damn good, but he also loves the people and the culture of Mexico so much, and often…