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Category: Quick Meals

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. 

Pepper Steak

Pepper Steak

Pepper Steak is one of my all time favorite dishes from my childhood. It is one of those classic dishes that people have been making for years and there are so many variations of it. My favorite version is definitely this recipe which has all 

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 

Honey Yogurt Cake – Ciambella Yogurt Cake

Honey Yogurt Cake – Ciambella Yogurt Cake

Ciambella yogurt cake is an Italian cake that is shaped as a ring or donut shape (Ciambella in Italian) and is often served for breakfast in Italy. I love making these cakes because they are really simple, rustic and they make a lightly sweet breakfast 

Zucchini Pudding

Zucchini Pudding

Zucchini pudding is a dish from Mexico and it is usually served as a side like a vegetable or a souffle and straight from the oven when hot.  It is not the normal Mexican food you think of but Mexico has so much more food 

Orecchiette and Broccoli

Orecchiette and Broccoli

Orecchiette and broccoli pasta is a dish that I have been making for my family since my kids were toddlers and it was made for me by my Mom. Orecchiette means little ears in Italian and it makes the perfect shape for holding the olive 

Kofta Meatballs

Kofta Meatballs

Kofta meatballs are my take on the traditional kofta found in Middle Eastern cooking. Kofta is traditionally made as meat on sticks or kebobs and usually made of lamb. While I enjoy eating kofta in this traditional way, making them into meatballs saves a lot 

Pork Chops with Za’atar Cream Sauce

Pork Chops with Za’atar Cream Sauce

Pork chops with a creamy za’atar sauce is a wonderful. easy and tasty recipe that makes a great entertaining dish or regular week night meal option thanks to its quick cooking time. This dish uses boneless pork chops making cooking time really fast. Boneless pork 

Warm Radicchio and Arugula Salad

Warm Radicchio and Arugula Salad

Are you someone who passes through the produce isle, looks at the beautiful color of radicchio lettuce but passes on buying it because you just don’t know what to do with it? Maybe you have never even tasted it so you don’t plan it in 

Spinach and Mushroom Salad

Spinach and Mushroom Salad

Sometimes simple is just the best and this simple mushroom and spinach salad is no exception! The mushrooms here are soaked for a short bit in lemon water to take that raw flavor away and the dijon dressing just really brings it all together. This