Last Chance to Grill

Labor Day might be over, but you don’t have to put away your grill yet! Here’s a round up of our favorite recipes that put your grill to good use. Cuban Tortilla Sandwiches Recipe The traditional pork and Swiss, but grilled like a quesadilla. Yum and easy. Glazed Grilled Salmon Recipe A classic, but can’t […]

Grilled Polenta With Mushroom Ragu

For Lent I’m going to limit buying food other than dairy, fruits and veggies in the hope of using up some of the surplus in our pantry and freezer. The idea came from a brochure handed out as part of my church’s Ash Wednesday service. It said this, “Frugality goes completely against the grain of […]

Italian Pot Roast Stracotto Recipe

Classic Italian comfort food, stracotto, is as easy as pot roast and the leftovers are terrific with pasta—if you have leftovers—that is. You can make this in a dutch oven or a slow cooker. Italian Pot Roast Stracotto Serves: 6 with leftovers Prep time: 15 minutes Cook time: 2 1/2 hours or 6-8 hours in […]

Recipe: Bacon and Shrimp Over Quick Creamy Polenta

Polenta cooks as fast as couscous and it’s a whole grain. The shrimp is also great over rice, but over polenta, it’s divine. Shrimp Juice from 1/2 a lemon (about 1 1/2 tablespoons) 1/2 teaspoon hot sauce (Tabasco, Frank’s, whatever you have is fine) 1 pound peeled and deveined large shrimp 3 bacon slices 1 […]