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Collard Greens with Pancetta, Ham and Beans

Collard Greens with Pancetta, Ham and Beans

Collard greens with pancetta, ham and beans is a real favorite in our house. I serve this with a side of white rice for a delicious meal anytime of year. While I am not from the deep south in the U.S., I am from the 

Roasted Acorn Squash

Roasted Acorn Squash

Roasted acorn squash is a wonderfully delicate and delicious way to prepare this Autumn vegetable. Acorn squash is not overly sweet like some other squash varieties making it a wonderful side dish to go with many meals. There is not much you need to do 

Fresh Cherry Tomato Sauce

Fresh Cherry Tomato Sauce

Fresh cherry tomato sauce is one of my all time favorite quick and fresh sauces to go over pasta! Cherry tomatoes add a wonderful burst of flavor in this sauce and they are not cooked all the way down, leaving their shape mostly in tact. 

Spaghetti with Pork Bolognese Sauce

Spaghetti with Pork Bolognese Sauce

Spaghetti with pork bolognese has to be one of the all time most comforting foods. It reminds me of Sunday suppers growing up in a large Italian family where everyone would gather at my grandmother’s house for dinner. It has wonderful memories and tastes so 

Italian Baked Zucchini

Italian Baked Zucchini

Italian Baked Zucchini is a delicious way to make zucchini and definitely a zucchini recipe to keep in your repertoire. This is basically a zucchini parmesan but without the breading. Italians love making baked vegetables with tomatoes and cheese and this baked zucchini is no 

Spinach and Pancetta Quiche

Spinach and Pancetta Quiche

Spinach and pancetta quiche is a big ob flavor easy meal that anyone can make. I make quiche at least once a week because it is so easy and it tastes amazing. There are so many variations that you can use based on what ingredients 

Pan Fried Halloumi Salad

Pan Fried Halloumi Salad

Pam fried halloumi salad is a very flavorful vegetarian salad that will please everyone, even the meat eaters.  Halloumi if you have not had it before is a sheeps milk and ewes milk cheese made in the Mediterranean. It is salty and firm making it 

Mostly From Scratch Cuban Black Beans

Mostly From Scratch Cuban Black Beans

Mostly from scratch cuban black beans is my recipe for a classic cuban black beans dish that can be made very quickly and still taste great. These are called mostly from scratch because to make cooking a little faster, we use canned black beans instead 

Grilled Steak Tips with Rojo Chimichurri

Grilled Steak Tips with Rojo Chimichurri

Grilled Steak Tips with Rojo Chimichurri sauce is a full of flavor dish that everyone loves who I serve it to. If you have been following along with me for a while then you know I love grilled meats with sauces!  Grilling doesn’t have to 

Sausage and Tortellini Soup

Sausage and Tortellini Soup

Sausage and tortellini soup is one of my all time favorite soups that I make. This soup is made with a broth that is full of garlic for warmth and just a touch of heavy cream for sweetness that compliments the sausage and vegetables in