Feb 9, 2017
Due to an uncommon family tradition, whenever I think of fondue, I think of New Year’s Eve. For years, instead of going out, we have celebrated quietly–with a holiday film and three fondues in front of the fire. Cheese and meat for dinner, then chocolate fondue for dessert!
Fruit & Chocolate Fondue
But fondue is too much fun to limit to just one night—and chocolate fondue is perfect for Valentine’s Day! So why not melt a little chocolate and pull up some plump ripe strawberries! How many people have chocolate covered strawberries as their favorite Valentine’s Day dessert, after all! Continue Reading →
Feb 5, 2017
I just got a deal on some red peppers! Organic for under $1 each. While I like to “eat local” if I can, I sure won’t pass up an opportunity like this. Time for Quinoa Stuffed Peppers!
Quinoa Stuffed Peppers
I used to make meat filled peppers until a lucky “accident”. One day while making my usual recipe, I had some prepared quinoa left over from another meal. I love clearing out my refrigerator, so I swapped out my usual rice for quinoa. As I mixed the ingredients– before adding the meat–I started nibbling. Hmmm, did I even need the meat? Continue Reading →
Feb 2, 2017
I was looking for a killer catchy way to start this post. But I kept coming back to being tired—which is really how my Mediterranean White Fish was created.
Mediterranean White Fish
Last fall, with my youngest off to college, I decided to go back to school myself. Just one class. Well, I had so much fun that this semester, I am taking two. Enter that tired stuff—and I love it! Continue Reading →
Jan 29, 2017
Fresh mozzarella is all the rage. In salads, or appetizers, it can put a recipe over the top! But let me tell you about a special variety that really shines. It’s called Burrata–like in this Burrata with Roasted Strawberries and Red Wine Sauce.
Burrata with Roasted Strawberries
Now at first glance, a ball of Burrata looks at a lot like fresh mozzarella. But examine it closely and you see a pillow of fresh cheese filled with soft curd and cream. Per Wikipedia “The outer shell is solid mozzarella, while the inside contains stracciatella and cream, giving it an unusual, soft texture.”
Just in case fresh cheese isn’t soft and creamy enough! Continue Reading →