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Panna Cotta with Balsamic Strawberries

Panna Cotta with Balsamic Strawberries

Still looking for a special dessert to make for your Valentine’s dinner?  Then this recipe for Panna Cotta with Balsamic Strawberries just may be the perfect choice! This recipe originally appeared in the Barefoot Contessa at Home cookbook – and Ina Garten wrote that she got her inspiration for this recipe from Mario Batali.  With two great chefs …Continue

Linguine with Sun Dried Tomatoes and Brie

Linguine with Sun Dried Tomatoes and Brie

This recipe for Linguini with Sun Dried Tomatoes and Brie wasn’t on our original schedule for this week.  A blizzard named “Nemo” hit New England this past weekend, and our area of Southeastern Massachusetts was hit hard with very strong winds that knocked down trees and power lines and doing very widespread damage. We’ve been …Continue

Orzo with Mushrooms, Scallions and Parmesan

Orzo with Mushrooms, Scallions and Parmesan

This recipe for Orzo with Mushrooms, Scallions and Parmesan has been in my recipe collection for years.  It has also been shared with several of my family members, and it’s so good, it shows up on the menu for many of our family gatherings. This dish is a delicious combination of tender orzo pasta and plump …Continue

Chicken Noodle Soup (New York Penicillin)

Chicken Noodle Soup (New York Penicillin)

We’re all fighting colds in our house this week so this Chicken Noodle Soup (aka New York Penicillin) has been on the menu.  Nothing too fancy for us these last few days – just a pot of hearty and flavorful chicken soup to soothe our scratchy throats and make us feel better. This recipe is …Continue

Duchess Sweet Potatoes

Duchess Sweet Potatoes

Sometimes a meal calls for a little something extra, and these Duchess Sweet Potatoes are perfect for a special occasion or holiday, or when you’re just looking to give an everyday meal a special touch. Duchess potatoes are an elegantly displayed, rich and delicious mashed potato dish.  Once they are formed, they are baked to …Continue