Posts in category "Recipes"

Delicious Gluten-Free Almond Thumbprint Cookie Filled with Raspberry Jelly--Passover Friendly

When I became gluten-free over 3 years ago, I was worried if I would be able to enjoy desserts again. I am not a huge dessert eater unless, of course, there is chocolate involved. When I do indulge, I want it to be delicious. I have shared some favorite dessert recipes of mine that are... Read more »

Berry Tiramisu Recipe

I love to spend time with my friends, I also love to cook. What I am about to tell you may seem crazy to some but not to me. I receive so such joy by sharing my love of food and cooking with those that I love. Do not get me wrong, I still enjoy... Read more »

Peppers Stuffed with Italian Sausage and Risotto Recipe

Shhh, I have a secret, I am having an affair with good food. I tried to ignore those feelings of passion when thinking of a good meal but to no avail. There is something sensual about food…the aroma, the taste, the utter satisfaction and contentment after savoring each bite. Ahhh, I just got the chills.... Read more »
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Easy and delicious chicken in white wine sauce recipe

Many years ago I wanted to come up with a chicken recipe that was flavorful, can be adaptable for 2 to 1,000,000 people, and, most importantly, easy to prepare. This recipe fits all these requirements. In fact, I have made this recipe for holiday dinners, baby and bridal showers, friend requests, and for a quick and easy... Read more »

Kale Caesar Salad with Sun Dried Tomato Recipe

Every spring my husband and I plant a vegetable garden. This year we grew cucumbers, tomatoes, squash, peppers, brussel sprouts, and various types of lettuces. I wanted to grow kale this year too so that I could pick it fresh and make my favorite salad–kale Caesar salad with sun dried tomatoes. Thankfully, kale is always... Read more »

Delicious Roasted Butternut Squash and Leek Soup Recipe

It is mid March in Chicago and there is still snow on the ground. As a life long Chicagoan I have endured many cold and snowy winters…just not during the same year. While this has been a very trying winter, the one positive, possibly the only positive, is that I have made lots of soups... Read more »
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Sweet and Sour Cabbage Soup with Beef Recipe

Chicago winters are very unpredictable. One winter can be bitterly cold with little snow, another with lots of snow but no sub-zero temperatures. This year Chicagoans are experiencing both snow and bitter temperatures which makes it the worst winter ever! In fact, I was thinking about how I should describe this winter. Hmmm, snowmegeddon? frigidageddon? Nope,... Read more »

World Famous Giardiniera Recipe

I just picked the last serrano pepper from my garden and I am looking forward to making my world famous giardiniera recipe. This year I grew many types of peppers so that I could make fresh giardiniera. Giardiniera is a mixture of different fresh vegetables pickled in a vinegar/oil mixture.  Many people put it on... Read more »

Cooking to Relieve Stress: Tiramisu

Cooking is my stress reliever. While I have many hobbies, what gives me the most satisfaction is cooking. Sometimes I do find food preparation to be a chore; however, this is usually when I am expected to do it. While an artist uses brushes, paint and a canvas to create their masterpiece, I use ingredients,... Read more »
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Flourless Chocolate Cake Recipe

Flourless chocolate cake is so very decedent; especially on Valentine’s Day. Because chocolate is an aphrodisiac, what better week to share this delicious and nutritious recipe (okay, I did lie about the nutritious part).  I only hope after experiencing this dessert, you will not take up smoking cigarettes…yes, it is that good. Ingredients: 1 pound semisweet chocolate,... Read more »
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