Fudgy Chocolate Brownies

This decadent fudgy chocolate brownies recipe is from "Martha Stewart's Baking Handbook."   Whether you have the munchies or are just looking for a yummy chocolaty treat.. this brownie recipe is my favourite! Makes 16 Ingredients: …

Nut and Dried Fruit Granola

Ingredients: 2 cups rolled oats ½ cup all purpose flour ½ cup brown sugar, packed 1 tsp ground cinnamon ½ tsp ground ginger 3 tbsp vegetable oil ¼ cup orange juice 3 tbsp pure maple syrup ½ cup chopped nuts…

Minestrone Milanese

I have been making this recipe for about 25 years!  And it’s a perfect hearty minestrone to have in the fall and winter months. There are a lot of veggies that go into this.  And my advice to everyone is to prep, cut, chop, mash, (you…

Eggplant Caponata

Caponata is a dish popular in Sicily.  It is a tangy eggplant salad that I normally serve as an appetizer.  Would accompany a cheese board perfectly! Ingredients: 2 tbsp brined capers, drained ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil …

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…

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

Easy to make if you have a food processor.  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…

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 …