Pizza Margherita

Pizza was on the menu here last night. I still had the other half of the dough I made on Wednesday so I baked a pizza and another loaf of bread. Moe pulled the dough out of the fridge a couple of hours before I got home from work so that the dough would be…

Mushroom Pizza

I made a double batch of bread dough yesterday – baked three baguettes and saved the other half of the dough to make a pizza for tonight’s dinner. A mushroom pizza. New York style. Thin crust in the middle with a slightly thicker outside crust. I love a pizza crust made from dough that has…

Zucchini Lasagna

Dinner last night was Zucchini Lasagna. Basically the same as my regular lasagna with the substitution of zucchini for the pasta. I think I liked this version even more than the traditional. I don’t like leftovers but this was so good we had it again for dinner tonight. Home Cookin Chapter: Recipes From Thibeault’s Table…

Pasta and Prawns

Put a few cloves of the fresh garlic to good use last night. Penne with grilled prawns. The penne was tossed with a fresh tomato sauce seasoned with lots of garlic and fresh basil. The prawns were rubbed with a lemon parmesan pesto and grilled. I tossed a few balls of mini boccochini cheese (fresh…

Lori’s Chicken Francaise

Tried something new last night. Lori’s Chicken Francaise. You can find the recipe on Lori’s blog All That Splatters. I’ve been meaning to make this ever since June when Lori first posted the recipe. I shouldn’t have waited so long. This is one of those dishes that is delicious and very simple to put together…

Italian Night

We had big bowls of spaghetti with meat sauce for dinner tonight. I put the pot of sauce on to simmer early in the afternoon. Moe put in a request for my Gorgonzola Garlic Bread. I hadn’t made it for him in awhile. We lived in Dunkirk, NY for a couple of years and we…

Penne with Grilled Italian Sausage

Quick and simple. Grilled Italian Sausage with penne in a basic marinara sauce. Home Cookin Chapter: Recipes From Thibeault’s Table Basic Marinara Sauce==================== Olive oil, fresh garlic, canned Roma Tomatoes, salt, pepper, and basil. Heat the olive oil with the garlic and saute 30 to 60 seconds, don’t let the garlic brown. Add the tomatoes,…

Pepperoni and Mushroom Pizza

Moe suggested that I make pizza on one of my days off this week. But just the mention of pizza had me thinking about it all day at work yesterday. So when I got home from work I offered Moe the option of pizza with the warning that he would have to wait a few…

Chicken Pollo alla Marengo

Another work day , another easy to put together after work dinner. Pollo alla Marengo with a side of pasta. Very simple pasta too. Just put the cooked, drained pasta back into the pot, add a chunk of butter, a minced garlic clove , a little cream if needed, a little salt and lots of…

Pasta in a Sausage, Tomato and Cream Sauce

This is another very quick dinner to put together. Lori of All that Splatters shared this recipe with me a few years ago and it quickly became a favourite. TIP: I like to slice the sausage rather than crumble it. I parboil the sausage for a couple of minutes. Just long enough to firm them…