I’m sure that you think, after reading the recipes on this site, that this website is just a way to justify my mania for garlic. I certainly can’t deny it after this post.
I’ll be honest: I can’t remember that last time that I had Beef Stroganoff. I suppose I may have a bad—or at least mediocre—memory of it. Anyway, it wasn’t even on my cooking radar until a friend of mine suggested it. Several times. If you don’t know, Beef Stroganoff is a stew of chopped up… Read More Quick Beef Stroganoff
For some, January is a time to renew their resolutions to diet or exercise. I, of course, thought of Swiss Patty Melts. Toasted rye bread, melted Swiss cheese, sautéed onions, and a luscious burger in one delicious package.
One of the perks of having big dinners over the holidays is the leftovers. We had a nice ham for Christmas dinner, so I was sent home with a good amount of leftover ham. I immediately knew that I would need to make ham salad. This is just like chicken salad, but with ham.
It’s been a mild prelude to winter here, but this weekend the weather finally got cold and even gave us a dusting of snow. This has activated my soup gene, which often lies dormant for months at a time. When I thought about making a soup, I decided there were three things I wanted: meatballs,… Read More Meatball Soup with Cannellini Beans
This is another specialty pizza from my pizza shop days. This one wasn’t on the menu–my boss would make it occasionally just for us. The rosemary not only makes this pizza taste extraordinary, it also makes your kitchen smell fantastic.
When I worked in the pizza shop, we had several “specialty” pizzas. My favorite was this one. It’s very simple, and it doesn’t have any mozzarella or tomato sauce. It does, however, have tons of garlic. It occurs to me that I should probably change the name of this blog to “Garlic Freak”.
I have an obsession, and I know that many of you have the same one. No, it’s pizza, what’s wrong with you? Anyway, the first step to pizza is, of course, the dough. This is a very simple dough, and it’s not really any different from a bread dough.