Creamy Baked Seafood Cicatelli Molisani

Put a pot of water on to boil to cook your pasta – don’t forget to salt your water. Cicatelli Molisani is a boat shaped pasta and holds this rich sauce perfectly. Start by adding butter to your skillet and melt. Add your shrimp and scallops and season with salt and pepper. Brown them a…

Roasted Organic Chicken with Lemon and Garlic Pan Wine Sauce

It’s so flavorful and bright. Bob Appetit featured this perfect chicken recipe online February 2018, and I’ve added a pan sauce – because I need sauce.  The high heat roast makes a crispy skin and chars the garlic and lemon for a complex yet bright flavor. Preheat your oven to 425F. Clean and score your…

Braised Wine Thyme Chicken

  Excellent keeper recipe. Simple ingredients.  Five star flavors. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Begin with a fresh washed whole chicken.  My pot holds two birds and I feed a large family.  But, this will work even with chicken pieces in the quantity you want to cook.       Brown your chicken that…

Coconut Chicken Soup

  Soup.  The art of soup. If you make your own soup you control the ingredients and salt.  It’s a guilt free indulgence if you avoid adding carbs.  For my hungrier crowds I spoon over mashed potato or throw in some precooked noodles – rice or egg. You can season with some hot sauce or…

Braised Wild Salmon

This salmon is pan seared and finished cooking crispy side up in white wine.  When done this fish is delicate and the sauce is yummy on your favorite accompaniment.  If you’re going carb free you might want to serve this with a side of mashed celeriac and cauliflower. Here I bought a side of wild…

Old Fashionned Roast of Prime Rib

The aroma when you arrived home to the scent of a roast in the oven is why this simple meal must be written.  Nothing compares. I’ve cooked a four rib roast and an extra large eight rib roast.  In my family, a four rib roast serves 4 adults. Yes, it’s a feast. The principal is…

Roti Bread (yeast and egg free)

1 cup flour 1/4 tsp salt (more or less as you like) Add water enough to turn this into a ball.  Add more flour to stop it from sticking to your hand or surface.  Kneed for a couple minutes using the heel of your hand. Now set aside in your bowl and cover with plastic…

Crispy Roti Mushroom Pizza

Born out of a love for Sautéed mushrooms, this pizza flatbread makes a great appetizer. Please see recipe for Roti bread for the crust. Set oven to 500 degrees Mushroom topping is prepared by slicing a variety of mushrooms-oyster, button, shiitake-any your grocer carries.  Sometimes I can find packages of premixed “exotic” mushrooms and that…

Lulu’s Best Chili…Ever!

I know your chili is fantastic, too, and chili is as personal as a dialect.  But I’m sharing this because people eat this chili and say, “Wow, this is really good.”  And then I smile. Brown, season with salt and pepper your beef and turkey, deglaze with red wine and remove into a stainless bowl….

Rose (Ros-eh) Proscuitto Rigatoni

This creamy sauce has a salty sweet smooth texture and when combined with a ribbed rigatoni, is a match made in Heaven. Start with softening finely diced onion.  Add your smashed clove of garlic, stir.  Add your finely sliced and ribboned prosciutto and heat through on a higher heat and deglaze with red vermouth-reduce just…