Keto Raspberry Trifle

I used whipped cream on the top and almond extract in the raspberry cream because, yum. Ingredients 2 cups fresh washed raspberries 2 cups cooked and cooled raspberries 16 oz room temperature cream cheese 2 cups ricotta Your favorite plain keto cookie, or 1 minute mug cake, enough for 3 layers in your dish. Non-…

Fresh Nectarine and Cucumber Salad

Clean and juicy, this sweet and savory salad accompanies any main entree and even serves as a lovely refreshing lunch. Wash the nectarines, cucumber and cilantro in cold water and dry.  Peel totally or partially your cucumber depending on how bitter the skin is, or whatever is your preference.  Medium dice your cucumber and nectarines….

Marsala Glazed Chicken Thighs

These succulent chicken theighs have a crisp skin and juicy tender meat.  Sweet and salty these are sure to please and are wonderful cold the next day. In a small sauce pan saute your shallots in butter.  When they are soft add your Marsala wine, brown sugar, salt, pepper.  Reduce to half.  Set aside for…

Farfalle with Seared New York Steak

This dish is a balance of cold pasta and hot steak, zesty lemon and fresh cilantro, comforting farfalle pasta and herbaceous arugula. Ingredients: 2 New York strip steaks 1 Lb cooked Low-carb pasta or conventional Farfalle Juice of two lemons 2 cups fresh arugula 1 bunch fresh washed de stemmed cilantro Salt and Pepper 4…

Monkfish in Shallots and White Wine

Monkfish is wonderful and very flexible.  I’ve prepared it a few ways because of it’s versatility. Here,  I cut it into medallions.  In a skillet, sauté your finely diced shallots and garlic in butter until soft.  Add your medallions of monk fish around the pan, paying attention not to overcrowd. Do the monkfish in batches…

Creamy Shrimp Linguini Alfredo

Creamy and garlicky, this dish is a family favorite.  It starts with finely diced onion and garlic.  In butter sauté your onion and garlic until soft.  Add your flour and whisk until all is blended.  Now you’ve made a roux.  Before it gets brown, add cream slowly and whisk until you have a smooth creamy…

Beautiful Apple Pie

Everybody has a crust recipe and it’s one of those fussy things but with a few simple rules, it can be prize worthy both for taste and beauty.  This pie is made with vodka instead of water.  This evaporates and leaves a lovely flakey crust.  Also the butter must be cold and blended into pea…

Basil & Brie Burger

Follow the Perfect Basic Burger  recipe and add sliced Brie, whole basil leaves, thinly sliced tomato slices and thinly sliced onion.  Decadent.

Perfect Basic Burger

  The perfect burger has a fantastic beef flavor, a hold-it-all-together fresh bun, is juicy and has whatever toppings you use to create a themed burger like, Tavern, 4th of July, Southwestern, mushroom & swiss, basil & fresh mozzerella or anything you can dream up. I’ve been on the search for the perfect basic burger…

Autumn Harvest Soup

Fall, autumn vegetables, cool days and warm blankets.  Soup summons comfort and happiness not only for our palates and stomachs but also for our soul. Butternut squash is a slippery devil to peel, but go ahead and peel, seed and cube the whole thing.  Peel and chop in similar sizes your carrot, potato, apple and…

Lobster Roll

Firstly, buy too many live lobster and have a lobster dinner.  Put the extra cooked lobster in the fridge overnight. Next day bonus lobster!  Shell your lovely lobster making sure there are no bits of shell.  Clean and slice green onion and wedge your lemons cutting out the vein at the center, which releases the…

House Bolognese

First stitch kitchen gauze into a 4″ x 4″ or so pouch, leaving one side open in which to add your pickling spice.  Sew the open side closed and set aside. In a large dutch oven, brown your beef in olive oil.  Season this with salt and pepper.  Remove your beef and now sauté your…

Sicilian Pork Ribs

Hail the pork rib. Slice the ribs apart.  I use two racks for this recipe, because I shop at Costco.  You can blanch them or not.  I was originally taught to do so, and I recommend doing it even just once to see if you find a significant difference.  In a large pot with enough…

Marinated Chicken Thighs

This is a tray of grilled chicken thighs.  They are tender and delicious.  I’ve done this also with chicken breast but if you want to do this with chicken breast they must be butterflied and pounded to keep the tender quality these thighs possess. In a large Ziploc, place your 12 chicken thighs along with…

Mushroom and Lemon Angel Hair

Now realizing I should have wiped my cleaver and removed my tongs, I will nevertheless  present this dish because who knows,  maybe you need this today, although I may update this photo.  It’s amazing and easy.  If you don’t have a fantastic clever in your drawer you might want to get one and use it…

Beef and Spouts

This is something we could eat everyday.  It’s a soupy, crunchy beefy dish served as is or with rice noodles or even mashed potato.  If rice is your thing it would be excellent with rice.  As follows: Brown your ground beef with slivered onions, chopped celery, chopped ginger, chopped, garlic, salt and freshly ground pepper….

Perfect Lasagna

A perfect lasagna isn’t just one recipe but instead is any recipe that results in a firm standup presentation and probably should have some flavoring of anise or fennel or such.  Of course your sauce preference is personal so if you hate anise or fennel flavors, don’t put them in your lasagna.  But I can…

Simply Stunning Asian Spaghetti

Asian Spaghetti Make it and people will make sounds when they eat this divinely simple dish.  Serving with chopsticks as the implement of choice is a must! Start with browning beef in a little peanut oil.   Brown your beef and add nicely diced onion.  Now when this is all hot and the onions are…