Sausage, Peppers and Mushrooms over Polenta

“a recipe has no soul; you must bring soul to the recipe” One of my very favorite dishes is sausage and peppers. I will make them when I have a lot of company or during the week for my family. I have a lot of parties in the summer so my guests can always count…

Stefanie’s “go to chicken”

“memories are made when gathering around the table” This chicken recipe is my favorite dish to make when I have a lot of people over or if I don’t know what to make during the week. It’s quick and easy and it always comes out good. You can use any kind of chicken. I prefer…

Quinoa With Mushrooms and Cherry Tomatoes

“enjoy life it’s delicious” While eating dinner last night, Ronnie was already thinking about tonight’s dinner (things haven’t changed in 33 years). He suggested turkey burgers with quinoa. We went to Whole Foods market; they make the best turkey burgers with feta and spinach and we bought rainbow quinoa. I now had to think of…

Mama’s “quick” sauce

“Every bite takes you home” When I was young my sister and I would spend most weekends with my grandparents, my grandmother would make the most delicious foods. Her “quick” sauce was my favorite, she would serve it over angel hair pasta and ricotta. The combination was amazing and as my grandmother always said is…

My Sunday “gravy”

“Cooking is one of the great gifts you can give to those you love” Ina Garten So while the meatballs are cooking I start my “gravy” . The gravy I make is a combination of my dad’s and grandmother’s. Throughout the years I have mastered a delicious (so my kids say) gravy. 2 cans of…

Not My Dad’s Meatballs

“food tastes better when you eat it with family” Memories of my dad cooking are the sweetest. He worked all week so on weekends he would cook the most delicious meals. One of my favorites were his meatballs, I would watch him make them but being an Italian he didn’t measure anything. So when I…

The Best Corn on the Cob, Ever!

“eat what makes you happy” When I first got married I decided to make corn on the cob. I thought all you had to do is boil it for a long time, boy was I wrong! I guess I didn’t pay much attention to my parents when they cooked because I didn’t have a clue….

Polenta with Sausage and mushrooms

“you can’t just eat good food. you’ve got to talk about it first” So another polenta dish, ( I think I finally made the texture like my grandmother’s). I used some milk and cheese to make it creamy, which my son Anthony said made it “unhealthy.” I said “everything in moderation is ok”. I follow…

Logan’s Stuffed Peppers

“you are what you eat” My daughter Logan decided that she wanted to be a vegetarian. I don’t eat a lot of meat so I didn’t think it would be too difficult, well it is. I have to come up with different recipes, and the rest of my family likes good old fashion meat. Now…

Black French Lentils – Stefanie’s way

“food is not about impressing people. it’s about making them feel comfortable” I’ll never forget the first time I made lentils for my sister and her family while visiting her in London. I had just gotten this recipe from a friend of my brother’s. I made them a bunch of times so by the time…