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An Italian Classic Baked Eggplant Parmesan

Eggplant Parmesan Ingredients

This simple yet tasty dish takes very little time to assemble.  While it’s baking and making the house smell like an Italian Stallion’s dream, beautify yourself.  He’ll know why this house is HIS home.  And darlings…it goes both ways.  Give…

Zucchini Bikini Soup

Zucchini Bikini Soup

It’s a thrifty meal that’s not only satisfying but exceptionally low in calories.  If you start making healthy choices NOW, you’ll be ready come summer to slip into that itsy bitsy teeny weeny bikini. Splash of Olive Oil 1 Large…

Chocolate Chip Banana Bread Mug Cake for One

Chocolate Chip Banana Loaf Mug Cake for One

This mini cake baked in the microwave takes nearly no time at all and very few ingredients. I’ve made it with less sugar and oil than most yet it’s still moist and sweet. It’s only a slightly sinful treat for…

Pasta with Tomato Vodka Cream Sauce

This deceitfully simple sauce is so voluptuous that you’ll want to bury your face in the bowl.  Of course you won’t, but ya’ just might lick it! 1/2 lb. Spaghetti or Fettuccini (for 4 servings) A Splash of Olive Oil…

Fragrant Pho Soup with Beef

Pho Soup

This is my version of a Vietnamese concoction that’s a do-it-yourself feast where diners add their own garnishes to a spicy meat broth.  This soup has a complicated mix of sweet and savory spices that’s beyond invigorating.  It’s a bowlful…

Rich and Robust Minestrone with Roasted Vegetables

Minestrone

Roasting some of the veggies in this soup intensifies their flavor, adding a robust and hearty element.  I haven’t added pasta but you certainly could.  If you want to jazz it up even further, throw in some frozen pre-made meatballs.…

Remoulade Dipping Sauce or Sandwich Spread for Chicken and Seafood

Chicken Wings

Apparently, Remoulade sauce is an American classic.  I’ve eaten it often without ever having thought to make it myself.  With a little experimentation, I’ve created my own version. Lighter than the traditional with the addition of yoghurt, it’s always a party hit, particularly…

Heart Thumpin Alfredo Sauce

Fettuccini Alfredo

If you want a healthy dish, click another… If you want something rich and luxurious on the tongue, you’ve found it! The original version, created at the Via della Scrofa in Rome, doesn’t have cream, it’s all about butter. The…

Chill Banishing Lasagna Soup A bowlful of Italy

Winter Painting by Harris

It’s cold. You’re rattled to the bone. Your nose is froze and your toes are numb. It’s a night for soup, a hearty stick-to-your-ribs kind of soup. All the taste of a naughty lasagna without paying the price. 2 Tbsp.…