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Asparagus and Mushroom Risotto

Asparagus and Mushroom Risotto

It wasn’t until last year that I tried making risotto. Each time I make it, I find myself shaking my head, wondering why I waited so long! Intimidation. That’s the only answer. But folks, please know that you shouldn’t be intimidated! With just a little 

Ham and Asparagus Quiche

Ham and Asparagus Quiche

This Ham and Asparagus Quiche is perfect for a weekend brunch or a simple evening meal in the spring or summer. Pair it with a fresh green salad and breadsticks or with fresh fruit and muffins or scones.

Creamy Chicken Gnocchi Soup

Creamy Chicken Gnocchi Soup

This Creamy Chicken Gnocchi Soup is so delicious. Seared pieces of chicken breast cooked in an aromatic buttery base  of carrots, celery, and onion, also known as French Mirepoix or the Holy Trinity in Italian kitchens. Then finished off with light cream, homemade potato gnocchi, and a sprinkling of fresh spinach. Serve this creamy soup with a hard, crusty bread for a drool-worthy, but simple dinner fit for your most honored guests. Continue reading Creamy Chicken Gnocchi Soup

Artisan Sourdough Pizza Dough

Artisan Sourdough Pizza Dough

This Artisan Sourdough Pizza Dough is one of the best recipes I’ve worked with to date, especially if you’re going for that charred crispy edge, puffy crust, and a simple topping. Flavored with a touch of onion and garlic, and a homemade chunky sauce, I 

Elderberry Wine-Poached Pears with Chantilly Cream

Elderberry Wine-Poached Pears with Chantilly Cream

Elderberry Wine-Poached Pears with Chantilly Cream is an excellent choice when you want a simple, yet elegant dessert worthy of Christmas, an anniversary, or a celebratory birthday.

French Chicken Stew (Coq au Vin)

French Chicken Stew (Coq au Vin)

This past fall I finally tried my hand at making French Chicken Stew, otherwise known by some as Coq au Vin. Coq au Vin was first made popular by Julia Child in her cookbook, Mastering the Art of French Cooking. Continue reading French Chicken Stew (Coq au Vin)

Creamy New York-Style Cheesecake

Creamy New York-Style Cheesecake

I made this Creamy New York-Style Cheesecake for Christmas this year and my family went wild. My husband loved it so much he fussed when I tried to share slices of it with our family. But he survived. Good food is meant to be shared. 

Garlic Bean Risotto with Brisket

Garlic Bean Risotto with Brisket

This Garlic Bean Risotto with Brisket is one I came up with one day when I had some leftover brisket in my fridge and a hankering to accomplish making homemade risotto. Adding the white beans just sounded yummy. I like to nickname this recipe Cowboy 

Tuna with Parsley and Capers

Tuna with Parsley and Capers

 Tuna with Parsley and Capers is a delicious and easy way to prepare tuna steaks. The parsley, caper, and lemon sauce enhances the flavor of the tuna remarkably well and gives this simple dish stunning appeal that you would expect from fine dining. Continue reading Tuna with Parsley and Capers

Chicken Florentine with Bow Ties

Chicken Florentine with Bow Ties

Chicken Florentine with Bow Ties is a yummy recipe to make for your family when you’re craving something creamy and delicious. A perfect weeknight dinner with a little pizzazz! I have never been a very big fan of spinach, although I really like it in