Rigatoni Lasagna Pie


One of the things I truly love about Facebook, aside from being able to stay connected to family & friends both near and far, is the food pictures and/or recipes which inspire me to get into the kitchen and try them out. Most recently, a childhood friend posted a photo of her rigatoni pie, andContinue reading “Rigatoni Lasagna Pie”

Homemade Version of Outback’s Alice Springs Chicken


While I was searching for honey mustard dressing recipes a couple of weeks ago, I kept seeing Alice Springs chicken in the results, and had no idea what that was all about. Obviously, I had to check it out, and discovered it’s a “famous” dish served at Outback Steakhouse. I mean, I know all aboutContinue reading “Homemade Version of Outback’s Alice Springs Chicken”

Artichoke, Mushroom and Spinach Lasagna


I woke up yesterday, yearning to make a meatless/veggie lasagna. I have no idea why this particular dish was pinpointed as the object of my affection, but knew I HAD to make it. I perused some of my saved recipes, and came across a few that looked delicious. So, I took one, altered it quiteContinue reading “Artichoke, Mushroom and Spinach Lasagna”

Braided Spaghetti Bread


I loooooove bread and pasta, however, I try to keep my carb intake to a reasonable level. But, when I saw a picture of this recipe on Pinterest, I knew I had to try it. The original recipe calls for using frozen bread loaf dough, which I found to be a little difficult (aka sticky)Continue reading “Braided Spaghetti Bread”

Stuffed Shells


I was very fortunate to grow up having a Mom who was (is) an excellent cook. And I know my passion for cooking and baking resulted from her amazing meals and desserts. Thanks Mom! One of my (many) favorites was her amazing stuffed shells. I think this recipe is pretty close to the one sheContinue reading “Stuffed Shells”

Skewered – A New Take on The Caprese Salad


Here’s an easy, colorful, delicious appetizer that’s perfect for summer gatherings and sure to please. Ingredients Small skewers or long tooth picks Bocconcino (aka mozzarella balls, can be purchased either plain or in herb-flavored oil) Cherry or grape tomatoes Fresh basil Olive oil Balsamic vinegar Salt & pepper Kalamata olives (optional) Directions If using skewers, soakContinue reading “Skewered – A New Take on The Caprese Salad”