Monday, May 28, 2012

Ricotta Mashed Potatoes

These rich mashed potatoes are full of cheesey goodness and will be a welcome addition to any meal.

Yield: 4 servings

Monday, May 21, 2012

Cheddar Bacon Chicken

Finding a way to combine chicken with cheese and bacon is a sure-fire formula for tastiness.  Give it a try and you'll agree.

Yield: 4 servings

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Chicken Cordon Bleu

This is an easy version of a rather classy dish.  Your guests will love the look and taste, and you'll love that it's a breeze to make.

Yield: 5 servings

Monday, May 14, 2012

Raspberry & Chocolate Cheesecake

This two layer cheesecake looks great and tastes even better.  Just try not to eat it all at once.

Yield: 10 servings

With help from sous-chef Karen

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Orange Chocolate Ricotta Pie

This is a non-traditional pie that has an interesting texture and good flavor.  If you want it to be a bit stronger then just increase the amount of orange zest.

Yield: 8 servings

Monday, May 7, 2012

Pomegranate Ganache Chocolates

If you really love the bitter taste of dark chocolate then these confections are for you.  The rich, dark ganache in the center has a great texture and is well worth the effort.

Yield: 72 pieces

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Parmesan Tomatoes

This appetizer is fast and easy to make.  You can make  it quickly while your main dish is cooking, and it complements any Italian meal nicely.

Yield: 8 servings

Monday, April 30, 2012

Rigatoni Pie

This visually striking pasta dish tastes just as good as it looks.  Lots of cheese is always a welcome addition to any meal.

Yield: 8 servings

Monday, April 23, 2012

African Beef Curry

This is super easy and super tasty.  This is great because it serves a lot of people for not much effort and has great flavor.  You can experiment with additional spices and toppings (flaked coconut is also good).

Yield: 7 servings

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Monday, April 16, 2012

Lemon Parmesan Potatoes Au Gratin

The lemon and thyme really add a flavorful kick to this potato recipe.  If you're a meat & potatoes kinda person like me then give this a try -- you won't regret it.

Yield: 8 servings

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Ginger Ganache Candy

These candies have a mild taste that really hits during the after taste.  Give them a try and you won't be disappointed.

Yield: 72 candies

Monday, April 9, 2012

Basil and Parmesan Bread

This savory bread will really excite your tastebuds.  I was surprised how much flavor it packs fresh out of the oven.

Yield: 1 loaf

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Peanut Butter & Chocolate Banana Bread

I love banana bread, and it can be hard to find variations on the classic so that you don't get bored.  Here's a good one that I really like.

Yield: 3 loaves or 36 muffins

Monday, April 2, 2012


These are about the easiest type of candy to make.  But don't let easy fool you: they still taste great.  Share them with a friend (if you haven't eaten them all yourself).

Yield: 55-65