Pantry Pasta

Pantry Pasta I call this Pantry Pasta because it is basically a quick weeknight meal that can be put together with a variation of ingredients that most of us have on hand. Here is what you will need: 1 lb pasta (I used Penne, but whatever you have on hand is fine) 1 to 1…

The Best BBQ Sauce

Barbeque is one of my favorite things to eat and prepare. I;m talking about real slow smoked meats with a hickory fire. There is just something about preparing a brisket or pork butt the night before and getting up early in the morning to start a fire on the pit and letting the smoker do…

Feta and Herb Stuffed Burgers For National Burger Day

Being National Burger Day, I thought I might share my recipe for  a burger that is a bit different. But first lets look at how the hamburger came to be. Probably one of the earliest references to a meat patty appeared in the 4th century.The ancient Roman empire had a dish called isicia omentata  which…

Mac and Cheese.. My Comfort Food

I don’t know of anyone who doesn’t like Mac and Cheese. And if you do I’m sure you have your own opinion as to the Ultimate version for you. With all the variations I see of this classic today the possibilities are endless for customization. This is my go- to version when I want just…

Seafood Jones

    Living in Missouri, finding seafood is a challenge. Have to settle for frozen most times. Growing up and spending the biggest part of my adult life on the Maine Coast, I had become spoiled for the availability of fresh fish, and shellfish.     I was never a big fan of catfish, but…

Garlic and basil cream sauce

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++Here is a simple white sauce I use for pasta now and then. This is a rich and flavorful sauce when your looking for something other than red. Ingredients 2 -3 Cloves of garlic( more if it suits you) 3 Tbsp unsalted butter 3 Tbsp flour 1 1/2 Cups Heavy cream 2 Eggs 2 -3…

A simple pasta sauce

Here is a simple but flavorful sauce for pasta. I for one love the combination of tomato and basil, and this one combines them well. I also like to use this one for my eggplant parm. I will share that little bit of heaven later. Here are the ingredients: 1 Red onion 1/4 cup Extra…