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Chicken and Dumplings

March 24, 2015 This dish is “Thanksgiving in a pot”. Four Large Bone-In Chicken Breasts Cold Water One Inch Piece of Carrot One Inch Piece of Celery 1/4 Spanish Onion Left Whole and With Brown Skin Left On 1/2 Garlic Clove Two Fresh Italian Parsley Stalks Three Sprigs of Fresh Thyme Ten Whole Black Peppercorns Two Bay Leaves […] {More...}

Lemon Blueberry Corn Bread

March 16, 2015 1-1/4 Cups of All-Purpose Flour 3/4 Cup of Corn Meal 1/4 Cup of Sugar Two Teaspoons of Baking Powder 1/2 Teaspoon of Sea Salt 1 Cup of Skim Milk 1/4 Cup of Vegetable Oil A Beaten Egg 12 Ounces of Fresh Blueberries A Teaspoon of Lemon Zest A Tablespoon of Fresh Lemon Juice Preheat the […] {More...}

Sicilian Style Pork Braciole

Pork and Lamb
February 2, 2015 A rolled meat dish that braises in tomato sauce. This is Sunday dinner at its best. A Two Pound Pork Loin 3/4 Cup of Panko Breadcrumbs Five Tablespoons of Olive Oil, Divided 1/4 Teaspoon of Ground Black Pepper A Teaspoon of Sea Salt Six Slices of Capicola Ham 3/4 Cup of Pecorino Romano Cheese 1/4 […] {More...}

Beef Short Ribs alla Pizzaiola

December 30, 2014 This sauce captures the great flavor of pizza. Four Beef Short Ribs Four Cups of Tomato Sauce A Cup of Dry Red Wine (select one that you would drink) Four Minced Garlic Cloves A Finely Diced Small Hot Red Pepper (such as an Anaheim or Red Hot Cherry) 1/2 Cup of Diced Spanish Onion A […] {More...}

Chicken Minestrone Soup

Soups and Stews
November 10, 2014 Two Cups of Cooked Chicken Meat, Cubed Two Tablespoons of Olive Oil Two Tablespoons of Pancetta, Cubed Eight Cups of Chicken Stock (If not homemade, use sodium free) Two Cups of Fresh Green Beans Cut Into About One Inch Pieces A Pound of Kale Leaves (Cleaned, With Stems Removed and Roughly Chopped) 15 Ounces of […] {More...}

Italian Wedding Soup

Soups and Stews
October 20, 2014 Fall and winter are here. This hearty, healthy soup is the ultimate comfort food on a cold day. Tablespoon Of Finely Chopped Red Onion Two Minced Garlic Cloves 1/4 Cup Of Finely Chopped Italian Parsley 1/4 Cup Of Grated Parmesan Cheese Pound Of Ground Chicken Cup Of Breadcrumbs 12 Cups Of Chicken Stock (If not […] {More...}


October 15, 2014 Two Medium Eggplants Olive Oil (as needed basis) 1/2 Pound Lean Ground Beef 1/2 Pound Lean Ground Lamb Tablespoon Chopped Spanish Onion Two Minced Garlic Cloves 8 Ounces Tomato Sauce Teaspoon Ground Cinnamon Teaspoon Dried Oregano 1 1/2 Teaspoons Sea Salt (Divided) 1/2 Teaspoon of Ground Black Pepper (Divided) 1/4 Teaspoon of Crushed Red Pepper […] {More...}


One Pound Chopped Mixed Nuts (Note: I use walnuts and almonds) Teaspoon Ground Cinnamon 16 Ounce Package Phyllo Dough Cup Melted Butter Cup White Sugar Cup Cold Water 1/2 Cup Honey Teaspoon Vanilla Extract Teaspoon Grated Lemon Zest Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Butter a 9X13 inch baking dish. Toss together cinnamon and nuts. Unroll […] {More...}

Jim’s Stuffed Cabbage Rolls

October 7, 2014 Four Cups of Tomato Sauce Teaspoon of Red Wine Vinegar Large Head of Savoy Cabbage Two Tablespoons of Tomato Paste One Pound of Italian (Sweet or Hot) Sausage One Pound of Ground Turkey 1 1/2 Cups of Cooked Rice Beaten Egg Two Tablespoons of Finely Chopped Italian Parsley Two Tablespoons of Finely Chopped Red Onion […] {More...}

Asian Meatballs

Pork and Lamb, Salads and Appetizers
February 24, 2014 The meatballs are easy to make and are excellent for a cocktail party. 1 1/4 Pounds of Ground Pork A Minced Garlic Clove A Teaspoon of Finely Chopped Fresh Ginger A Tablespoon of Finely Chopped Scallion A Beaten Egg A Cup of Panko Bread Crumbs A Tablespoon of Sriracha Hot Chili Paste Two Tablespoons of […] {More...}