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Gnocchi with Sauteed Zucchini

1 Jun


This is a great main or side dish.

Three tablespoons olive oil

One large diced onion

Three cloves of diced garlic

Three sliced zucchini

One can of diced tomatoes

Two tablespoons tomato paste

1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes

Six basil leaves

1/2 teaspoon dried oregano

One pound cooked gnocchi

Heat the oil and add the onion and garlic.

Cook till soft but not brown

Add the zucchini

Cook for about five minutes.

Add the tomatoes, tomato paste, garlic powder, basil, oregano, salt and pepper.

Let everything simmer for about fifteen minutes.

Boil the gnocchi in salted water according to package directions.

Drain and add to the zucchini.

Let cook together on a low heat for another fifteen minutes.

Top with grated  parmesan cheese and grated mozzarella cheese.


Buffalo Chicken Soup

2 Apr

Buffalo Chicken Soup

I love buffalo chicken.

So when I saw a recipe on Pinterest for the soup I had to try it.

After testing a few recipes I simplified the one I like.

One tablespoon butter

One tablespoon oil

One large diced onion

3 cloves chopped garlic

2 diced potatoes

3 diced carrots

3 stalks diced celery

1/2 head diced cauliflower

4 cups chicken stock

3 cups cooked diced chicken or pork

1/2 cup Franks Red Hot Sauce

1/4 cup Blue cheese dressing


Diced cilantro

Diced scallions

Crumbled blue cheese

Optional add ins; corn, chopped red peppers, chips

Melt the butter in the oil.

Add the onion and garlic for two minutes

Add all the vegetables and cook slowly till they are soft

Add the chicken, soup, hot sauce and blue cheese salad dressing.

Let everything  simmer for 15 minutes.

Use your immersion blender to a chunky pureed state.

A little rough consistency is great.

Simmer for another ten minutes.

Serve in a bowl with any of the toppings

I also serve it with carrot and celery sticks.

Andy’s bacon omelette

25 Mar

Andy's omelette

I am so proud of my children because they all cook well.

They try everything and it usually comes out delicious.

I went to Trader Joe’s and found Sweet Sriracha Bacon Jerky.

uncured bacon jerky

This is on my no buy list because it is so good. I could eat the entire bag.

Andrew made an omelette with it.

Three eggs

Three slices of bacon

One whole green diced onion

Two teaspoons feta cheese

Three teaspoons  cheddar cheese

One teaspoon olive oil

Heat the oil in a non stick pan

Add the scallions and just soften them.

Beat the eggs and add to the scallions on a low flame.

Add the cheeses and three slices of bacon.

The bacon is already cooked so you don’t have to mess with another pan.

Flip the omelette in half and eat like you have never eaten an omelette before.

So good, spicy and definitely antacid worthy.


Garlic Cauliflower Rice and Pizza

9 Mar

Garlic Cauliflower Pizza

I found this recipe on line and it looked interesting.

I will give you the modified recipe because there was too, too much garlic and too much broth but I did salvage it and turned it into a great vegetable dish and delicious pizza.

One large head of cauliflower

4 cups of chicken or vegetable broth

1/2 teaspoon salt

2 cups cooked rice

8 ounces of mozzarella, provolone and cheddar mixture

Two tablespoons butter

Three cloves of minced garlic

One medium diced onion

Steam the cauliflower in the broth till it is soft about 15 minutes

Add the salt

Drain the cauliflower and blend till smooth

Use the broth to smooth it out.

Add the salt

Melt the butter and cook the onion and garlic till soft

Add to the cauliflower and add the rice.

Mix everything together including the cheese and mix till well incorporated.

This can be served as is and it is delicious but I used  the leftovers as a base on pizza .OMG it is good.

One pound of pizza dough

Crisco for the bottom of the pan

Cauliflower rice mixture

Leftover broccoli rabe about 1 1/2 cups

Leftover eggplant about one cup

Provolone and muenster cheese for the top

Spread the dough out onto a greased pizza pan

Add a 1/4 inch layer of the cauliflower or more on the pizza dough

Add the leftover broccoli rabe on one side of the pizza and the eggplant on the other side

Top with the cheese

Bake in a preheated 475 degree oven on the bottom shelf for 15 minutes or until the bottom crust is brown.

This is such a great way to use up any kind of leftovers especially vegetables but it also would be good with leftover sausage or chicken.



Prosciutto Ham and Cheese Sandwich

7 Jan

Prosciutto Ham and Cheese Sandwich

This is a staple in my house.

Good Italian bread or grinder rolls

5 slices of ham for every roll

1 1/2 slices of sharp provolone cheese

One box of grape tomatoes sliced in half

1/2 small diced onion

1/4 teaspoon garlic powder

1/4 teaspoon salt and red pepper

6 to 8 tablespoons good olive oil


Two pepperoncini peppers with the stems cut off.

Mix the tomatoes, onion , garlic, salt, pepper and olive oil.

Set aside.

Slice your roll in half

Pour some of the oil from the tomato salad on the bread

Put the ham and the cheese on the bread

then the arugula

Layer 3 tablespoons of the tomato salad on top

Finish with the two pepperoncini peppers

Close the sandwich and wrap in plastic wrap.

This travels well but serve with mints.

Onions and garlic last for ever but so worth it.


Angies no measure salad

3 Nov

Angie's Salad

My Mom used to make this salad almost every night.

It is still one of my favorites.

2 or 3 ripe diced tomatoes

1 diced cucumber

1 diced onion

1 diced red peper

1 head of chopped romaine lettuce

One handful of arugula

2 or 3 cubed Italian rolls

Now this is when there isn’t any measuring.

4 shakes of garlic powder

4 shakes of garlic salt

8 shakes of oregano

about 1/2 cup red wine vinegar

3/4 cup olive oil and you have to use olive oil.

Whatever olives you have in the refrigerator.

Toss and make sure the bread is absorbing all the  juices.

Thats it!

Sometimes I add feta, goat or chunks of parmesan cheese but most of the time I keep it plain.

Just like Moms.