Pork Marsala Meal

Now that spring is officially here and the holidays are over, I'm in serious cooking for two mode and loving every second. These three recipes are easily increased for a larger group, but you might want to go easy on the garlic.…

Braised Beef Short Ribs

Beef is a favorite with Studs and most men. Beef on bones is like manna from heaven to them. Must be something carried over from caveman days. Here's an easy recipe that will satisfy the beefaholic in your life. It goes great with boiled or…

Easter Dinner

Our family celebrates Easter with a mountain of appetizers, a great meal, and lots of laughter. We usually have twenty-one for a sit-down dinner and each family brings a contribution to enhance the event. Below is what Studs and I prepare.…

Pasticcio

This is one of our favorite dishes to prepare and eat. This recipe easily serves 4 and the leftovers are amazing out of the microwave or oven. (more…)

Pork Chope & Apples with Rice

If you remember, I have a rough time cooking pork chops that aren’t tougher than the soles of my shoes. Marinated pork chops braised in white wine was my first successful attempt. Since pork chops are a favorite of Studs, the New Year…

Minestrone (Vegetable) Soup

A small bowl of hot soup is an excellent starter to any meal. You can also enjoy soup for lunch or dinner by adding a salad and fresh bread. This hearty recipe works great for all your needs. Add a glass of crisp white wine and enjoy!…

Damned Good Pot Roast

Winter’s here and our weathermen vow it will be a bad one. I’m digging out turtlenecks and checking mittens for mates. The good thing is I can use the oven and not only enjoy the extra warmth, but also the marvelous aromas. (more…)