Category Archives: Sauces

Who Says NO to Meatballs??


I love using ground turkey for meatballs and I’ve created meatballs using different types of meat before.  Turkey, opposed to beef, absorbs the flavor of herbs and spices much better in a short amount of time.  To make these turkey … Continue reading

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Tasty Slow Cooked Beef PLUS Dessert


What may seem like a simple meal in the slow cooker can mean a tasty, special meal for two. Ingredients such as garlic, shallots, carrots and jarred piquillo peppers offers a variety of flavors in this easy slow cooked dish. … Continue reading

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TIME IS ALMOST UP TO VOTE!!


You Only Have Two Days Left to Vote for my Italian Ravioli with Pesto in the Tyler Florence Wines Ultimate Food & Wine Experience.   Please vote today AND tomorrow!! When you vote for me, I owe YOU, so please let me know  when … Continue reading

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A Wealth of Tomatoes, AGAIN!!


You may remember that I won 2 years in a row (2009 and 2010) in Dei Fratelli’s  Ripened Recipe Contest. Where there are 10 winners who win a year’s supply of Dei Fratelli tomato products. Well, one of my recipes … Continue reading

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A “flowering” Thanksgiving


I haven’t cooked with cauliflower that much before. Only when a few florets are included along with broccoli and perhaps some carrots in a dish. But not as a main ingredient in a dish. Since “Mr. Special” and I were … Continue reading

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Building Another Better Burger


The Sutter Home® Build a Better Burger Recipe Contest has come and gone. Thank goodness I noticed the deadline soon enough to enter this year. I am usually on top of the dates of the contests I enter every year, … Continue reading

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An Easy Dish Using Quinoa Pasta


I had tried quinoa pasta last year and wanted to introduce it to “Mr. Special”.  I like that quinoa pasta, unlike other types of pasta, has zero cholesterol, very low sodium and low fat. And for a lot of people, … Continue reading

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Italiano Carne Scura di Pollo al Forno


I believe that when dating an Italian making certain the Italian dishes one creates for that special someone are FANTASTIC!! Not mediocre. (I would think that the mother of said date probably created some awesome dishes in her time and … Continue reading

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NEW RECIPES USING DARK MEAT CHICKEN


There was a sale at the local market on chicken . . . leg quarters. Well, needless to say, I stocked up the freezer.  I am always reminded of Paula Deen liking dark meat for the flavor. I’m sure others feel … Continue reading

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A Stuffed Fave


Hopefully, my stuffed pork tenderloin I made yesterday can help win in the Heinz & Ocean Spray Ultimate Challenge Recipe Contest. With the contest, you have to create a dish using Heinz Chili Sauce and Ocean Spray Cranberry Sauce. I … Continue reading

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