Lidia’s Italian Wedding Soup Recipe

Lidia’s Italian Wedding Soup recipe was one of the most visited recipes this year but I realized I had never brought it over into the blog. The old site is not very mobile friendly and doesn’t print as nicely so I thought I’d bring it over here and remind everyone how good this soup is! […]

Sausage, Spinach, White Bean and Cauliflower Soup

The other day I made breaded and fried cauliflower. I made a great soup with the leftover cauliflower, along with some fresh spinach, canned beans and chicken apple sausage. I used Pam Anderson’s formula from How to Cook Without a Book, an easy set of ratios to remember with an onion, a pound each of […]

Chicken and Rice Recipe Italian Style

This Chicken and Rice Recipe¬†was my first “fall” dish, as it cooled off a little yesterday evening and I felt like something warm and comforting. I’ve made this enough times that the page in the cookbook (Lidia Cooks from the Heart of Italy) is wrinkled and splattered and I’ve almost got it memorized. I see […]

Cauliflower Cheese

I was rereading The Shell Seekers (affiliate link), a lovely book, and they kept serving cauliflower cheese during the war. It made me want to try some. When I looked it up, it seems it is basically cooked cauliflower with a cheese sauce on top, sounded both easy and good. And I had a cauliflower […]

Iceberg Lettuce with a Simple Cream Dressing

I had done an earlier variation of this dressing that Jacques Pepin has in his Fast Food My Way cookbook. This one, from The Supper Book: 10th Anniversary Edition, starts with cream but uses more vinegar and adds sugar for a sweet touch and leaves out the salt and pepper. ¬† I used half and […]