Category Archives: Dessert

Greek? Italian? Yes.

So you are having a small dinner party and your comfort zone is Italian food, but your guests love Greek. What do you do? Make the same old lasagna and garlic bread? Cancel the dinner in a frustrated fit? Serve Indian? I have a better idea; Fusion! By combining a few basics from each cuisine and thinking outside the box, I created a menu that was sure to please everyone! Let’s walk through the menu together! Godere! Απολαύστε! Enjoy!

Mona Stamos

Okay, so not all Greek-Italian fusions are good. Trust me, the food is better than a Mona Stamos any day!

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Home Made Ricotta: Easier than (__insert something easy here__)!

Take a look at the back of your tub of Ricotta cheese and read the ingredients. Aside from the fact that it could take all day, there are probably things in that container that you can’t pronounce much less sound like actual food. What if I told you, you can make ricotta cheese with two ingredients. Well since the cat is out of the bag, let’s get started!

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Keep Your Friends Close, and Their Strawberry Rhubarb Pie Closer

I have decided to take a break this week in the kitchen and allow the spotlight to shine on a dear friend and fellow foodie. I have known Brandi for just about 10 years and we have been laughing together for just as long.  On one of our latest trips to her home in Pittsburgh she honored us with one of her Strawberry Rhubarb Pies. Some folks are nervous about the addition of the latter ingredient, infiltrating the sugary sweetness of the strawberry, but I have good news for you nay-sayers. In 1947 New York State court ruled that rhubarb was used in the U.S. mainly as a fruit, so it shall be considered as such! That’s right, rhubarb is fruit. Feel better? I thought so!

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Cookies N Cream N Beyond!

What amount of elbow grease, time and kitchen gadgets does it take to create these silky, pillowy, soft, chewy squares of cookies and cream? I’ll do it. Don’t make me beg! I am at your mercy just please tell me… what? 3 ingredients? 5 minutes? Well what am I doing here? Let’s get to it!

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Side Dish #3 Grilled Strawberry Fields

I’m taking a short break from Pittsburgh posts (there are still a few coming!). Tonight the weather was unbelievably perfect which, of course, means I am outside all evening! I took the opportunity to grill some NY Strip and make a nice light salad, but who cares about a salad on a night like tonight, bring on the dessert! I’ll start with a wide shot so as to not cause immediate combustion. Warning, as the photos get larger, you WILL become more hungry. Continue reading

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