Cacio e Pepe Warm Brussels Sprouts

Cacio e pepe is one of my all time favorite pasta dishes. It was a natural thought to bring this flavor to a vegetable dish. Shaved Brussels sprouts get transformed when they are saute, given a pecorino shower and a pistachio crunch. Make this easy dish and let me know what you think. Cacio e…

Cauliflower Fritters

I love using vegetables for quick fritters. This recipe will work well with zucchini, or broccoli. I had to search my recipe binders to find a recipe I used years ago. I couldn’t find it but remembered the ingredients. Mostly because there are only a few, and that always makes for a good quick go…

Carrot and Cabbage Salad with Ginger Sesame Dressing

It’s a heat wave here in Cincinnati and many places across the country and world. I try not to turn on the oven during a summer heat wave and I really like easy no cook dishes. Here you go with a salad, side dish, lunch you name it. Grab a head of purple cabbage, shredded…

Homemade Ricotta

You may never buy ricotta again after you make this recipe. This was so easy, I don’t know why I’ve waited so long to make fresh ricotta at home. Of course I looked at several recipes and knew there was a basic formula. I went with my go to favorite Ina Garten and Presto! The…

Grilled Romaine & Tomato Salad with Gorgonzola Vinaigrette

Grill your greens , I beg you!The most simple of lettuces that are in your grocery carts can be transformed when on the grill .Grill some cherry or grape tomatoes alongside and let’s see what happens. I added a little flat iron steak and roasted potatoes and there you have it a hearty meal. Grilled…

Kale Chips

Here’s an easy snack to whip up this summer. I often get asked how to make kale chips because I think people attempt to make them and they burn or turn soggy. The key to crispy chips is a low temperature oven, and lightly coat the kale with oil. I suggest using a spray olive…