There’s nothing better than slow braised beef on a cold winter’s night. Add a little sausage, parmesan cheese and basil and you’ve got a delicious Italian version of pot roast. Serve with my Balsamic glazed Brussels sprouts and mashed potatoes.
This is one of my go-to recipes because I usually have most of the ingredients on hand. If you don’t have the cauliflower and broccolini, just roast any vegetables you have such as zucchini, squash, carrots, etc.
This is one of my favorite stew’s to eat here in the Southwest in the winter. I added sweet corn to offset the spiciness. This is served at the Roaring Fork Restaurant by chef Robert McGrath and this is my version. It’s freakin delicious. Make sure you get mild poblanos.
Succulent pulled pork with a sweet and spicy barbecue sauce. This will make the perfect sandwich for your next barbecue. The beauty of this recipe is you can make the barbecue sauce and spice rub one day ahead.
This is one of those recipes where I pulled out everything Italian from my refrigerator and created a decadent pasta dish. You can use any type of pasta you want but I think penne or rigatoni go well with this because the sauce and vegetables fill the inside of the pasta when you mix it.
Cappricciosa is a type of popular Italian pizza with prosciutto, mozzarella, tomato sauce, green olives and sometimes artichokes. I used the ingredients of the pizza and transformed the classic to a salad. Great skinny tips at the bottom of the recipe!
There’s nothing better than a bowl of noodles with fresh ingredients. This is such a nice light change to the traditional spaghetti recipes out there. I purchased the mushrooms inexpensively from Costco. Trade in your red sauce and try this one.
Grand Mere is a decadent French fricassee stew. I decided to re-invent this recipe and put it in a pot pie. This is something you want to serve to only the very special people in your life as it is extremely decadent and memorable.
View this Recipe Video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H2S7KxZ6Ww0 Be prepared when you make this chicken marsala as it will be “hands down” better than any marsala you’ve had in a restaurant. I added garlic, shallots and heavy cream which aren’t necessarily in the traditional recipes. OMG…this is great! I should of been Italian…oh wait I am!
This use to be one of my favorite recipes when I was in my twenties. I thought it would be fun to try this recipe with some sweet and spicy pickles and I was right…it’s the bomb! Use whole tomatoes in this recipe instead of canned crushed. It’s nice to have little pieces of tomato [...]
This is my favorite barbecue sauce that I created. Use fresh blackberries. You can make this barbecue sauce as spicy as you want or not spicy at all. I serve these pork chops with my Shaved Brussels Sprout and Beet Salad.
The sweetness of the pomegranate glaze and the spiciness from the rub on the salmon complement each other so well. The shaved brussels sprout salad is so crisp and unique I decided to put a little mexican spin on the salad.
View this Recipe Video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hhO_7RkrFkI This is an inspiration from a recipe given to me by Sharon Kilb years ago. She turned me on to Pesto. I took out a few things and added a few things and this is the delicious dish I came up with. Use fresh store-bought pesto if you can find [...]
Ok, all I can say about this dish is I got my first “11″ from my husband. He gives me a 1-10 for all of my recipes. I had some Bosc pears from Trader Joes that were ripe and I decided to add them into the curry sauce to sweeten it up and it totally [...]
This was the recipe I made the first night in Italy for Jackie’s 50th birthday. It was a huge success. Porcini’s were in season and we bought them by the bag full. Unfortunately, if you can get them in the states they are quite expensive. If you can find them and want to splurge you won’t [...]
On my vacation in Germany I had the opportunity to have the most delicious Pork Schnitzel in a Mushroom Sauce. So of course, I couldn’t wait to get home and duplicate the recipe. I added tarragon to the sauce and it came out better than expected. The key to a good Schnitzel is the thinness of [...]
I smoked the beef brisket for about 10 hours in my Bradley digital smoker and it came out unbelievable. I used half of the brisket for the chili and saved the other half in the freezer. The poblanos and beer add a nice spicy flavor to the chili. Serve with any kind of toppings you [...]
View this Recipe Video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R4urETlnTQ8 I used very little oil in this recipe and used Olive oil spray to saute the steak and vegetables. This is the tastiest noodle dish I’ve made so far. You’re going to love it. Even better the second day heated up!