Sweet Potato Ravioli Step-by-Step

Posted on Mar 19, 2014 in Main Dishes & Pasta, Pasta, Step-by-step Cooking | 1 comment

Sweet Potato Ravioli Step-by-Step

The subtle flavor of sage complements beautifully the creamy sweet potato filling of these delicious ravioli!

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Is it pesto? Is it hummus? I don’t know! But it’s yummy!

Posted on Jan 16, 2013 in Main Dishes & Pasta, One-Dish Meals, Pasta, Step-by-step Cooking, Vegetarian | 2 comments

Is it pesto? Is it hummus? I don’t know! But it’s yummy!

I recently rehydrated several batches of dried beans in my pressure cooker…and forgetting to set the timer, I accidentally overcooked my cannellini beans so they were quite mushy. Now what was I going to do with these mushy beans? Cannellini beans, sometimes called White Kidney Beans, have 15-17 grams of protein and 12 grams of fiber in a cup of cooked beans. When paired with a whole grain, they form a complete protein and that’s the kind of food we like to eat, healthy and tasty! So what am I going...

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Roasted Eggplant with Lentils and Bulgur Step-by-Step

Posted on Oct 2, 2012 in Main Dishes & Pasta, Step-by-step Cooking, Vegetarian | 0 comments

Roasted Eggplant with Lentils and Bulgur Step-by-Step

With the recent changes to our diet (eating little/no dairy, meat and sugar), we are having a great time sampling new recipes! Today I’m going to share one of my new favorites that combines legumes and whole grain to provide a complete protein. It can be served as a main dish, or as a side to some roasted chicken, pork or beef. While this Roasted Eggplant with Lentil and Bulgur Stuffing has a couple of steps, it isn’t really too complicated and it makes a large batch (serves 8) so you can enjoy it for...

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Sesame Grilled Chicken Step-by-Step

Posted on May 15, 2012 in Chicken and Turkey, Main Dishes & Pasta, Step-by-step Cooking | 2 comments

Sesame Grilled Chicken Step-by-Step

Summer is just around the corner–at least the calendar says so, even if the weather this week isn’t saying so! And I’m ready to uncover the grill and get cooking! This recipe for Sesame Grilled Chicken is my go-to recipe for summer hospitality. It’s easy to fix. And it’s just different enough to be special. It’s one of my Top Ten Favorite Recipes from O Taste & See Some More!–a guarantee that it’s a great recipe and you’ll love using making it this...

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Gateau – Italian Comfort Food Step-by-Step

Posted on Feb 29, 2012 in Main Dishes & Pasta, One-Dish Meals, Step-by-step Cooking | 5 comments

Gateau – Italian Comfort Food Step-by-Step

On my list of comfort foods, this Italian dish is at the top! The word “gateau” means “cake” in French. And this luscious Potato Cake is the perfect comfort food! Lots of ham and cheese sandwiched together with soft, mashed potatoes…you’re gonna love it! Gateau is commonly served in Italian homes in southern Italy, the area around Naples, where my Good Husband grew up. (In the Neopolitan dialect it’s pronounced “gatt-ò”.) Last week I made Gateau for lunch...

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Risotto Step-by-Step

Posted on Oct 28, 2011 in Main Dishes & Pasta, Sides, Step-by-step Cooking | 0 comments

Risotto Step-by-Step

Risotto is a creamy rice dish with about 101 variations. Many Italians enjoy it as a primo (first course) but it can easily be served as a main dish. The creamy texture comes from the right type of rice, a lot of stirring and the addition of lots of yummy Parmesan.

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