Pumpkin Spiced FlapJacks with Bacon Maple Butter

This recipe is best when made with fresh pumpkin puree. Pancakes won’t be so orange and the batter will result in a lighter, fluffier pancake. If pumpkins are not in season, or you are rushed for time– it’s fine to use canned pumpkin. Ingredients: 1 1/4 cups whole wheat flour or, all purpose flour orContinue reading “Pumpkin Spiced FlapJacks with Bacon Maple Butter”

French Onion Soup, from an Italian Nona’s Kitchen! 

Ingredients:  4-6 Tablespoons unsalted cold butter, divided 12 yellow onions. Peeled and sliced in 1/4 inch rings 1 Tablespoons good quality olive oil 1 teaspoon kosher salt 1/2 -1 teaspoon fresh ground pepper 6-8 cups the best quality, low-sodium beef broth 1 large bay leave 4 sprigs of fresh thyme 4 sprigs of fresh flatContinue reading “French Onion Soup, from an Italian Nona’s Kitchen! “

Individual Creamy Rotisserie Chicken Pot Pies, topped with Buttery Puff Pastry! Perfect Cold Weather Comfort Food!

Ingredients:  2 -3 Tablespoons flour, plus more for surface 1 pack frozen puff pastry, preferably all-butter, thawed 2 Tablespoons unsalted butter 1/2 onion, diced 1 small carrot, peeled and thinly sliced into 1/4 inch pieces 1 large celery stalk, peeled and thinly sliced into 1/4 inch pieces 4 small Yukon Gold potato, scrubbed & cutContinue reading “Individual Creamy Rotisserie Chicken Pot Pies, topped with Buttery Puff Pastry! Perfect Cold Weather Comfort Food!”

Plain and Simple. Chicken Udon Noodle Soup. (If you have a noodle eater in your family, this is a recipe must have! )

This recipe is an adaption from Chef Gigi’s signature cooking class; for kids, “Have you Lost your Noodle”? A pasta & noodle making series.  You can really add just about anything to your soup. It’s YOUR Soup! Experiment. Ingredients: 1/2-1 rotisserie chicken, deboned and skin removed- meat cut or torn to bite sized pieces 1Continue reading “Plain and Simple. Chicken Udon Noodle Soup. (If you have a noodle eater in your family, this is a recipe must have! )”

Meatballs are all the rage! Here is one of my fun recipes you can make at home. Sunday Italian Meatballs- in a Spicy Red Sauce with Basil and Burrata!

Burrata  [boor-RAH-tuh] The name ‘burrata’ means ‘buttered’ in Italian. A delicious, rich, glossy-white, unripened cheese made by combining mozzarella and cream. The outer shell is solid mozzarella – while the inside contains  creamy texture!  For the meatballs: 1 pound ground pork 1 pound ground beef or veal 2 large eggs  1/2- 3/4 cup panko breadcrumbsContinue reading “Meatballs are all the rage! Here is one of my fun recipes you can make at home. Sunday Italian Meatballs- in a Spicy Red Sauce with Basil and Burrata!”

Yay, Slow Cooking Season has Arrived! Try my Families Favorite, Slow Sunday Chicken Chile Verde!

There’s a bit of prep up front- but this makes the final flavors all worth the extra effort!  Ingredients: 2 lbs. tomatillos, husked (paper skins, removed) and cut in half 4 lg. poblano or anaheim peppers, cut in have seeds and stem removed 1-2 jalapeños, (depending on your spice preference) 4 garlic cloves peeled 2Continue reading “Yay, Slow Cooking Season has Arrived! Try my Families Favorite, Slow Sunday Chicken Chile Verde!”