Category Archives: Italian

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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So Simple, So Easy, So Cheesy!

While sitting at one of our favorite local restaurants, Dustin and I decided one of the best dishes we have ever ordered from every one of our favorite restaurants is their cheese plate. Its simple, usually local, and varies from restaurant to restaurant. There is no easier way to present a confetti of flavor than piling a mix of pungent, sweet, bitter, crumbly, smooth, rich and creamy cheeses onto a plate. I take a staple in my refrigerator, goat cheese, and serve it with two of my other favorite things! Let’s get started on my totally easy cheese plate!

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A night out, In: 2nd and 3rd Course.

It’s been a little while sine my last post as the cookbook is slowly taking over my free time in the very best way possible. Please go back to the last post and refresh your palate with our first course. Done? Good! Let’s move on! I want to show you the rest of the meal and just how easy it is to create a restaurant style meal at home!  Continue reading

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A Night Out, In.

When it comes to food, one of my phliosophies is that everyone is deserving of restaurant quality food, even at home. Recently Dustin and I decided to share this philiosophy with a few close friends and I’d love to show you, course by course, just how we made it happen!

Since there is no better place to start than the beginning, let’s get to work on an Amuse Bouche!

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What CAN’T Goat Cheese Do?

Ok, so maybe it can’t vote, but it CAN multi-task better than any other kitchen appliance I own. And I’m including my onion-chopper-potato-slicer-light-bulb-remover-nail-clipper. It was 4 a.m., the infomercial host had an Aussie accent and I was weak. Don’t ask.

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Reduce, Reuse and Recycle 2.0

It’s Friday after a long week and all you want to do it slip into your PJ’s and watch TV. You could A, call for take out, B, have a bowl of cereal or C, clean out your fridge, make a quick dinner and do something good for you all at the same time! If you chose the last option, come with me on a journey to the back of my fridge! I’m about to make a pizza with left-overs!

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