Sunday, June 25, 2017

Slow cooking: ‘These are a few of my favorite things…”

April 23, 2011 by  
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Today I am cooking one of my favorite meals: smoked chicken, black beans and rice. Simple and wonderful. You can prepare the ingredients in no time, and then while everything slowly cooks, you can spend your day doing whatever tickles your fancy. What I am doing today is testing out my new rollerskates (yes skates – […]

By Popular Demand…Pumpkin Torte!

November 27, 2010 by  
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This year marked the second Thanksgiving that I gathered with my friends here in Vegas to celebrate and be grateful. Okay, who I am kidding? We gather to eat, drink and play games. The entire day is a pot luck extravaganza, including highlights such as Laura and Lisa’s bacon-wrapped dates, Chris’ amazing pork loin, and […]

Getting to the “Heart” of It

October 23, 2010 by  
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We have all found ourselves in a random conversation where someone asks the age old question, “If you got to choose, what would be your last meal?” The answer is so easy for me…stuffed artichokes! Throw in a really nice steak and I would die a happy woman. Stuffed artichokes are my favorite food that I grew […]

Cookie Heaven!

August 30, 2010 by  
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If you ask anyone in my family what their favorite cookie is, the answer would be a unanimous outpouring of enthusiastic support for the one cookie that stands out above all others…the Sour Cream Cookie! Please pause for a brief moment of adoration…   I have baked Sour Cream Cookies with my mom and sister […]

What a Crock!

July 30, 2010 by  
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Lately I have been on a health kick. Don’t worry-they never last. Every now and then I just recognize my body’s need to take a break from all the rich foods and wines that I seem to crave daily. During this temporary epiphany I keep myself focused by making sure I have one day where […]

I Hate Brussel Sprouts Casserole

May 8, 2010 by  
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This is how Mom got us to eat brussel sprouts! She would also pour this over baked potatoes for a quick, yummy, and oh yes-fattening side dish. Note: My mother is not a health nut! Enjoy! Ingredients: 1 10oz bag of Brussel Sprouts (cooked until tender and drained) ½ jar of cheese whiz (Feel free […]

Grandma D’Angelo’s Stuffed Mushrooms

May 8, 2010 by  
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 This is one of those dishes that is a must when my family gets together. If my older brother is in attendance, we make extra, so we can all have some too! These mushrooms are great as an appetizer or a side dish (perfect with steak). My mother also uses the stuffing on salads, casseroles, […]

Chocolate Éclair Crepes

May 8, 2010 by  
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My mother has wowed many guests over the years by serving these crepes for dessert. They are a small labor of love but well worth it! I love to pair them with a Port or a nice late harvest wine. Ingredients for Fluffy Crepes: 3 eggs separated ¼ cup all purpose flour 1 cup milk […]

Not Your Mama’s Lasagna

April 6, 2010 by  
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Once again I find myself tackling the chore of recreating my Mother’s lasagna based on the recipe handed down to me. I strongly believe in wine inspired cooking, meaning as I cook, I drinka da wine! This element is of course crucial. So I crack a bottle of Nebbiolo in the spirit of Italy and […]