Aug 22, 2014

Bake or Roast Branzino with Lemon Garlic and Wine

 

Branzino is a European Sea Bass fish.  It is a very flavorful, soft, and delicate fish to eat, especially when branzino is baked with some lemon slices, whole garlic cloves, white wine and fresh parsley. So amazing and delicious!  It's usually found in most Italian restaurants as one of their special entrees.
 

Aug 21, 2014

EASY Cheese Ravioli with Pesto Sauce

Round ravioli filled with ricotta cheese, topped with a drizzle of fresh basil sauce, and finished off with some grated parmesan cheese helps get dinner to the table in a snap!  

Aug 19, 2014

Erik's Oatmeal Cookies

 
Old fashioned oatmeal cookies are loaded with whole grain oats and flavored with enough cinnamon and nutmeg to give you that warm, cozy feeling from the amazing smell it brings into your home as a reminder that Autumn is approaching us sooner rather than later.

Aug 15, 2014

Best Zucchini Lasagna - without Noodles!

Lasagna that is so light and made without lasagna noodles!  Instead, it's made with thin slices of zucchini and fresh tomatoes, which makes this a low-carb, gluten-free dish and a definite crowd pleaser.

Aug 10, 2014

Spinach and Kale Bites

 
Little vegetable balls loaded with spinach, kale and Parmesan cheese then lightly coated with panko breadcrumbs and baked until crispy and tender.  These little bites burst with spinach and Parmesan cheese flavor! The taste of kale is completely hidden in this little appetizer, making them the ideal snack for the picky eaters.

I saw these little spinach and kale bites in the freezer section at Trader Joes and since I got hooked on Kale for the first time this summer, making scrumptious kale drinks like kale smoothies,  I bought a box and tried them for the first time.  They were very tasty, but a little too salty and a bit expensive.

Aug 4, 2014

Creamy Potato and Zucchini Au Gratin - Italian Style!


 
Creamy Potato and Zucchini Au Gratin is a creamy version and a twist on our Mom's recipe for her roasted potatoes and zucchini side dish.  Since everyone loves potatoes, I wanted to turn her recipe into a creamy version, making this the ultimate creamy potatoes and zucchini au gratin super easy!  The best part is, I cut the time in half than most recipes out there!

Aug 1, 2014

Chewy Triple Chocolate Chip Pudding Cookies



Triple chocolate-chocolate chip cookies are loaded with semi-sweet and bittersweet chocolate chips, and are buttery-soft and chewy on the inside with a soft crunch on the outside and they stay moist and chewy for days.  It's the perfect chocolate-chocolate chip cookie!