Side dishes to add a twist to Thanksgiving

Posted on November 22nd, 2015

Lodge-Style Wild Rice 1 Cup wild rice, soaked overnight in 3 cups of water ¼ C. Chopped celery ½ C. finely chopped onion 4 cloves of garlic, chopped 12 Oz. chopped Baby Bella mushrooms 1/4 c. Craisins 12 oz chopped […]

Chicken Cacciatore

Posted on October 28th, 2015

Ingredients: 4 chicken legs and thighs 1 onion, chopped 1 green pepper, chopped 2 carrots, chopped 2 29 oz cans tomato puree 1 tsp salt 1-2 cloves chopped garlic ground pepper 1 tsp sweet basil 2 bay leaves olive or […]

Roasted Chicken with Lemon and Herbs

Posted on October 28th, 2015

Ingredients: 1 3-1/2 lb chicken salt and pepper 4 sprigs of fresh tarragon 2 sprigs of fresh rosemary 1 large lemon, cut in 1/4 inch slices 2 T unsalted butter at room temperature 2/3 c (combined) chopped carrots and onions Directions: Set […]

Pasta Pesto and Peas

Posted on October 28th, 2015

Ingredients: 3/4 lb fusilli pasta 3/4 lb bow-tie pasta 1/4 c extra-virgin olive oil 1-1/2 c homemade pesto 1 10 oz pkg frozen chopped spinach 3 T fresh squeezed lemon juice 1 1/4 c good quality mayonnaise 1/2 c grated parmesan cheese […]

Quick and Easy Focaccia Bread

Posted on October 28th, 2015

Ingredients: 1 pkg frozen white bread dough olive oil herbs of choice, such as rosemary, thyme, salt, pepper, onion flakes, etc. Directions: Thaw as many loaves as needed in your refrigerator overnight. The remaining loaves will keep in your freezer. […]


Posted on October 28th, 2015

Gnocci is traditionally made with potatoes, but mom developed her own recipe using only ricotta cheese, which kept them lighter and tastier than some gnocci you’d find elsewhere. Try this method and see for yourself. Ingredients: 1 15 oz container of ricotta or […]

Roasted Garlic

Posted on October 28th, 2015

Ingredients: Choose large, fresh garlic bulbs. Cut off the tops of the garlic bulbs, (approximately half an inch). olive oil sugar Directions: Place garlic in an ovenproof baking dish. Drizzle olive oil over the tops of the garlic bulbs and sprinkle […]


Posted on October 28th, 2015

Ingredients: 1 lb top round steak 1/4 c raisins 6 oz mozzarella cheese salt and pepper to taste 2 T butter 2 T olive oil 8 oz proscuitto, chopped 1/3 c grated parmesan cheese 2 cloves garlic, minced 32 oz jar […]


Posted on October 28th, 2015

Ingredients: salt 1/2 lb low-fat mozzarella cheese 1 container (15 oz) ricotta cheese 1 egg 6 T grated parmesan cheese freshly ground black pepper 14 manicotti shells 2 c tomato sauce homemade or commercial spaghetti sauce (homemade sauce available in […]

Herbed Garlic Spread

Posted on October 28th, 2015

Ingredients: 1 stick butter 1 stick margarine 1/4 c minced onion 1/8 c chopped red bell pepper 10 large cloves of garlic, chopped Directions: Let margarine and butter come to room temperature. Meanwhile, sauté the onion, red bell pepper and garlic in oil. Add dash of […]