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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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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Grilled Pizzas Step-by-Step

Posted on Oct 25, 2011 in Main Dishes & Pasta, One-Dish Meals, Step-by-step Cooking, Vegetarian | 0 comments

Grilled Pizzas Step-by-Step

I could eat pizza every day of the week! And grilled pizzas are probably my favorite. This post shows how to make two types of grilled pizzas...and if you don't have a grill, I show you how to make them in the oven.

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Calzones & Spinach Pies Step-by-Step

Posted on Oct 25, 2011 in Main Dishes & Pasta, One-Dish Meals, Step-by-step Cooking, Vegetarian | 6 comments

Calzones & Spinach Pies Step-by-Step

A calzone is basically an Italian turnover sandwich, which is either baked or fried. The circle of dough is folded over, enclosing almost any filling of your choice. This short and simple, step-by-step lesson will show you how to make my favorite calzones (called Spinach Pies in RI). Then, why not try them with the filing of your choice?

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Tacos Step-by-Step

Posted on Oct 18, 2011 in Main Dishes & Pasta, Meat (Beef, Pork, Lamb), One-Dish Meals, Step-by-step Cooking | 0 comments

Tacos Step-by-Step

This post shows how to rehydrate and refry beans, prepare your seasoning and meat...and put your tacos together. Yum!

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Mediterranean Roasted Potato Salad Step-by-Step

Posted on Oct 11, 2011 in Chicken and Turkey, Main Dishes & Pasta, One-Dish Meals, Sides, Step-by-step Cooking, Vegetables | 0 comments

Mediterranean Roasted Potato Salad Step-by-Step

This is one of my favorite summer dishes. It can be served as a side, with grilled meat, or make it a one-dish meal with the addition of grilled chicken. If you're a little weary of the typical potato salad covered in mayo, you're going to love this Mediterranean twist!

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