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Banana Upside Down Cake

  I came home to several rapidly-blackening bananas. It seems Nonna just hasn’t been in a banana mood this week. Having an 87 year old living with you is not unlike having a youngster living with you, at times. Tastes change and what was yummy and ...

Puff Pastry with Almond Cream

  ‘Tis the season for Puff Pastry! I have made puff pastry more times than I care to admit to, but I tell ya… there is just nothing better than a good-quality puff pastry coming out of the freezer. Making puff pastry from scratch is a serious...

A Deconstructed Chicken Cordon Bleu

  Last week I picked up some brie-stuffed dates and a small wedge of a saga blue pecan caramel...

Apple Cake

  Victor has been charged with making his Apple Cake for great-nephew Miles’ Christening...

Tater Tots

  Pan-seared pork chop with a pomegranate and chili sauce, broccoli rabe with lemon – an...

Pumpkin Whoopie Pies

  I do not remember whoopie pies growing up, and as an adult – chronologically, anyway &...

Veggie Gratin

I really admire people who can get dinner on the table using a butter knife and a spoon. I’m ...

Fillet of Sole

We had a hankerin’ for a bit of fish the other night. I have to admit I don’t cook near...

Bacon and Caramelized Onion Dip

  A while back I was reading Huffington Post Food and came across a recipe for a hot dip with ...

Chicken with Peppers

  Underneath that seemingly-innocent cheese and sauce are peppers. Hot peppers from our yard j...

Spaghetti Squash

  Nonna said she didn’t think she liked spaghetti squash. In the almost 8 months she has...

Pear Crumble

Fresh pears. Yum. I had picked up 4 pears – 2 bartlett and 2 reds – on a whim, and when...

Ham, Peppers, and Pineapple

  We’re still getting peppers from the garden and I’m still working on ways to use...