Here's a great one skillet meal that's been in the family for years. Hearty, beefy stick to your ribs meal that cooks up in about 45 minutes, most of it hands off time, making it perfect for a weeknight. I have no idea where the name Mezetti came from, I assume it's the name of the person that… Continue reading Mezetti – Beef and Noodle Skillet Meal
I remember the first time I had Garlic Fries. I trudged all the way around Qualcomm Stadium asking everyone I saw with them where to find them. Then all the way back to my seat. But, oh my! was it worth it. It almost made up for the Chargers beating my Niners that day. Almost. But,… Continue reading Pesto Fries
Don't get me wrong, I love pizza. You can mix it up in so many ways from varying the crust (thick, thin, gluten free, French bread, vegetables) to the sauce (tomato sauce, barbecue sauce, white sauce) and then there are the almost limitless toppings (only cheese, meat, vegetables, different cheeses, herbs, fruit, you name it!). But one cannot… Continue reading 10 Pizza Inspired Recipes
Are you following us on Facebook? You are missing out if you aren't. The other day I asked for people's best Vegetarian / Meatless / Lenten meals and I got some delicious responses. Too bad you missed them. Just kidding. Of course I am going to share them with you here too. My college roomie… Continue reading Meatless Main Courses
Another year, another missed Gilroy Garlic Festival. Some year maybe M won't have summer school. But, if any of his campuses are offering him a class to teach at any time, he'll take it! If you have never been to the Garlic Festival, put it on your Gotta Go list. Great music, fun arts/crafts sale, and INCREDIBLY… Continue reading Garlic Garlic Everywhere!
Most Pasta alla Vodka recipes I have seen use canned tomato sauce to make this delightful spicy creamy tomato pasta sauce. But if you are a gardener, you probabaly are facing an abundance of fresh tomatoes. If not, hit up a neighbor that may need to unload some or go to a farmers market. This recipe is quick… Continue reading Pasta alla Vodka with Fresh Tomatoes
It is officially summer here in California as of 10:04 p.m. tonight! To me summer means grill time. Here's a list of 21 great side dishes to go along with whatever you are grilling up. Salads Caesar Salad Claremont Salad Cold Celery Salad Creamy Bacon Broccoli Salad Lime Gelatin with Pineapple and Cheddar Cheese Melon Pineapple Fruit… Continue reading Summer Side Dishes
First things first, Barilla is NOT sponsoring this post. I just happen to like the recipe that used to be on the back of the box of their No Boil Lasagne. Now it is a new 5 layer recipe. I prefer this one, mostly because it fits better in my pan. Also, the new one… Continue reading Barilla 4 Layer No Boil Lasagna