Brussels Sprouts with Peanut Sauce is a vegetarian fusion of cuisine and memory with a non-vegetarian option. It took a roundabout path to arrive here—halfway around the world and back in time.
Family traditions led to an unusual name for a quick, easy-to-make Italian staple that crosses cultural boundaries.
This sauce, which works in all manner of Italian dishes calling for red sauce, blends thinking of Sicilian and Northern Italian former in-laws. It’s loaded with meats, but you can reserve sauce without meat, too. I’ve thrown in ideas for a vegetarian, too. Feeds a small army. Freezes well.
Who likes ease and options? Our garden harvest of tomatoes led to this marinara, which incorporates ingredients from Leek and Spinach Stuffed Bread: leek, garlic, spinach and an Italilan-inspired blend of herbs and spices.
A super-satisfying stuffed bread.
Upscale it with pretty folds and plated service … or make it casual, handheld fare.
Tired of French toast, pancakes and crepes? Try a twist that can be eaten plated or hand held. It’s like a pancake and a crepe got married and had kids.
This creamy, tangy, tasty nonfat yogurt needs only two ingredients, a little time and patience and an Instant Pot. It’s fermented food and “good medicine.”
One word: umami. Two words: or not…. Either way, this is a fabulous base stock that uses a few items and scraps to inject flavor into many different dishes. It’s also open to variations.
This recipe has been on my “to do” list for a year. It was a great way to close out my first year, because it debuted at a lovely celebration of another milestone: my stepdaughter’s college graduation.
For my eldest step-daughter’s graduation celebration dinner, she requested a Mexican cookout featuring her father’s grilled chicken. It became a festive occasion to build strong step-family bonds.