Chicken Korma

    Ingredients: 1 large red onion; ½ chopped, ½ sliced 1 1 inch piece of ginger; peeled and thinly sliced 2 cloves garlic; smashed ½ teaspoon ground coriander 1 teaspoon ground cumin Kosher Salt …

Creamy Chestnut and Bacon Soup

Chestnuts are synonymous with Christmas, whether roasted or stuffed into a holiday bird. This soup is creamy, rich and a tiny bit sweet; it can be made a day ahead and gently reheated.   Your guests will get a real treat having this soup!   Ingredients: …

Frittata Bites with Chard, Sausage and Feta

Makes 20 Bite-size portions are just right for a cocktail party.  And leftovers - if there’s any taste great for breakfast.   I turn it into a breakfast sandwich! Ingredients: Nonstick vegetable oil spray 1 12oz bunch…

Hummus

c.  Takes about 20 minutes.   Ingredients: 1 15 oz can chickpeas, rinsed and drained ¾ cup water ½ cup tahini 5 tbsps plus 2 teaspoons freshly squeezed lemon juice 1 ¼ tsp kosher salt 1 clove garlic 3…

Mussels Steamed in a Tomato Wine Sauce

  Ingredients: 3 dozen fresh mussels ½ cup olive oil ¼ cup finely chopped celery ¼ cup chopped onion ½ cup sliced green onions 2-3 garlic cloves, crushed 1 teaspoon dried basil leaves ½ cup dry white wine …

Porcini Mushrooms and White Bean Stew

Serves 4 Ingredients: 1 ¾ cup homemade or low sodium store bought chicken broth stock (I use veggie broth too) ¾ ounce dried porcini mushrooms 1 tbsp olive oil 1 small onion, thinly sliced 2 garlic cloves, thinly sliced …

Tortellini with Peas and Prosciutto

Active time:  25 minutes Total time:  25 minutes Serves 4 Ingredients: Kosher salt 1 pound meat filled tortellini 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 4 ounces prosciutto or pancetta, finely chopped 3 cloves garlic,…

Sausage and Mushroom Feta Caps

I love this recipe.  It comes together pretty easy.  You can prep and stuff them ahead of time, and bake them when ready to serve.   Ingredients: ¼ cups olive oil, divided 4 hot Italian sausages, casings removed 1…

Black or Green olive tapenade

This is another go to when I have company!  It’s such an easy dish to prepare. And most times I serve both the black and green olive tapenades. Ingredients: 1 cup pitted oil cured black olives, or if you want, use the green ones …

Insurance Matters That Really Matter!

Insurance is a funny thing - most of us don't take the time to read or understand our policies. Most people don't even take a cursory read through their policies, or for that matter, update them. Life is ever changing and the elements of life…