All posts tagged: parmesan cheese

I’m strong to the finish cause I eats me spinach

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Appetizer / italian

Mom’s Famous Sausage Spinach Loaf Who didn’t love “Popeye the Sailor Man” as a kid? I always think of Popeye when I eat spinach. Although I really didn’t like spinach as a child, I wanted the super strength you would get by eating it. This sausage spinach loaf may not make you strong like Popeye, but it will allow you to food flex. It will be all you are ever asked to bring to a […]

Can’t, Fahgettaboudit!

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italian

I still haven’t gotten over my trip to Italy this summer.  While decorating my Christmas tree, I was thinking about the differences between “Americanized” Italian food and the food in Italy.  Tonight I felt like something Italian and comforting.  Eggplant parmesan sounded good, and it happens to be red and green.  Hello…. Christmas colors!   While taking a cooking class in Rome, a Roman Chef taught me how to make the perfect pomodoro sauce.  You […]

My Valentine’s Day Gift

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Pasta

On Valentine’s Day last year I had the privilege of meeting a living legend, Nancy Silverton. Nancy needs no introduction. However if you are not familiar with Nancy, allow me to introduce her. She is a chef, restaurant owner, founder of La Brea Bakery, and a James Beard Award winner for Outstanding Chef. Nancy is co-owner of my favorite restaurant Mozza. We celebrate Valentine’s Day every year with the best pasta and wine in Los […]

Easy Elegance at Home

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Chicken

  Chicken Marsala Over Parmesan Mashed Potatoes and Sautéed Spinach Chicken Marsala is a family favorite.  It’s delicious and has a restaurant quality about it.  It has a luxurious presentation when in fact it’s simply  chicken and potatoes.  To guarantee perfection use homemade chicken stock.  It really makes a difference.  I try to keep my homemade chicken stock in my freezer at all times.  When I have bones left over from a rotisserie chicken, I will […]