Okay, so I thought I'd give this recipe a shot, though I'm now wishing either of my grandmothers were still alive so I could pick their brains about it (put down the crossbow Juliette! I'm NOT a zombie!). It's the first time I've made it (because I got it from someone who used to be… Continue reading Tomato Sauce Stock
In lieu of my typical recipe post, we'll be talking about my health today. Why is this important, aside from the fact that not eating healthy can kill me? Well, mainly because it's going to change the recipes I post on this here little blog. But that's a good thing, trust me, because I can't… Continue reading Cholesterol…Damn It!
The first and foremost ingredients in seasoning your food is salt and pepper. Why? Using salt and pepper first brings out the flavor in any dish. If you don't use salt and pepper, give it a try once and taste the difference.
I haven't had a chance to post this super easy recipe until now. It comes to me by way of my sister-friend Deni, who is most awesome and also gave me the recipe for the Red Velvet Cupcakes! Deni made this for me one night about 10 years or so ago, before she really learned… Continue reading Easy Chicken Parmesan
This one may seem a little silly and obvious, but I find it funny and I'll explain why. Last Saturday, while at my grandmother's house and after taking my mother to the ER again the night before, I wanted to have some of the leftover Red Clam Sauce my uncle made a few days… Continue reading Cooking Tips #9
If you don't know, I've been house-sitting all week for a friend of mine who had to go to Texas. However, her youngest son, who was supposed to house sit for someone else, has been here off and on throughout the week. On Wednesday, I wasn't expecting him when I came home from doing some… Continue reading Spaghetti with a Kick
Ever have your tomato sauce taste "tinny" or have that metallic taste to it? Yeah, we so understand. This is what happens when you cook tomato-based sauces in aluminum or any reactive metal pan/pot. Sometimes, even copper will have this effect. To fix that taste, however, add a dash or two of Balsamic vinegar. Other than… Continue reading Cooking Tips #6
Today's guest post is from my darling cousin Lori, who's getting married on Halloween to the Rockstar she affectionately calls Future Husband on her awesome and hysterical blog that is full of hilarity Diary of a Rockstar's Girlfriend! This is the meal she made while she was here to visit our g-ma recently, and Oh.… Continue reading Carbonara!
You've likely seen me talk/tweet about this recipe quite often, and the reason being is that it's yummy and quick and easy to make. I suppose if I’m going to share any Italian recipes with you it might help if I give you the base ingredient to most of them–the marinara sauce. Marinara means “no… Continue reading Red Clam Sauce