Underneath that seemingly-innocent cheese and sauce are peppers. Hot peppers from our yard just screaming to be eaten.

I’ve said a dozen – or more – times how great these peppers have been and every time we use them for something the love affair starts all over again.

Victor started off with a fairly traditional breaded chicken breast – fried to set the crumbs and then baked in the oven about 20 minutes.

he then topped them as one would a basic chicken parmesan – but then things took a twist. Before adding the cheese, he added a slew of fried peppers and then covered them all with cheese. Back into the oven to melt the cheese.


It took dinner to the next level and beyond.

It’s just a matter of taking the ordinary and adding a twist. Tonight peppers. Another time chopped olives from the olive bar. Or pesto. Or sliced hard-cooked eggs.