Ricotta Gnocchi

This homemade ricotta gnocchi can be made in under 30 minutes and is worth every second! Delicate texture and full of flavor. Much better than packaged gnocchi and very easy to make. Ingredients 8 oz / 250g ricotta – ordinary supermarket ricotta, not expensive fresh Italian ricotta ¾ cup freshly grated parmesan cheese ¾ to…

Sicilian Eggplant Caponata

A shockingly sweet and sour Sicilian dish of eggplant and other vegetables, that is anything but ordinary. This dish can be tossed with your favorite pasta or top on toasted bread for an appetizer. Ingredients 1 cup pine nuts 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for serving 1 small globe eggplant (about 1 pound),…

Lentil Soup

This hearty vegan soup is great for fall or winter! It’s versatile and can be tweaked however you like. Use red, gold or sweet potatoes. You could even use butternut or acorn squash instead of potatoes. You can add peas, green bean or corn, too.  Ingredients ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil 1 medium yellow…

Polynesian-Glazed Meatballs

My favorite kind of recipe; quick to make and delicious!! Ingredients: 1 tsp. oil 1 large red bell pepper, medium diced 1 onion, medium diced 1/4 cup Barbecue Sauce 1 tsp. ground ginger 1 tsp. garlic powder 2 cans (8 oz. each) pineapple chunks, drained, liquid reserved 12 oz.  meatballs (frozen, your own homemade recipe…

Texas Kielbasa Skillet

Texas Kielbasa Skillet is a one dish dinner that your family will love. Ready in 35 minutes.   Ingredients: 1 can (10 3/4 oz.) cream of celery soup 1 1/2 cups water 1 Tablespoon butter 3/4 cup uncooked long grain rice 1 pound SMOKED KIELBASA SAUSAGE, cut into round slices* 1 pkg. (10 oz.) frozen…

Granita

Granita is an Italian semi-frozen dessert made from sugar, water and various flavorings. It’s a simple recipe and no special equipment needed. The flavor possibilities are endless! Seasonal fruits are very popular and you can kick the flavor up a notch by added fresh herbs such as thyme, rosemary, sage, basil, mint or even add…

Watergate Salad

This is a deliciously simple recipe to whip up in a hurry. Also known as Pistachio Delight and Green Fluff, this recipe is popular in the American southern states. I grew up eating this on most holidays (Thanksgiving, Christmas and Easter). The ingredients sound a little odd, but it is delightful! Ingredients: 1 (4 ounce)…

Oh-so-good Pie

Though the origin of this pie is unknown, recipes occasionally appear in regional cookbooks of Southern states where pecans are grown. Ingredients 1/2 cup raisins, coarsly chopped 2 tablespoons brandy 4 tablespoons butter 3/4 cup sugar 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves 2 eggs, separated 1 cup pecans, chopped 1 cup apple, grated…

Vegan Chocolate Cupcakes with Avocado Frosting

This is a delicious recipe and trust me you do not taste the avocado in the frosting at all.   Ingredients Cupcake batter 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour 1/2 cup sugar 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder 1 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon salt 3 bananas 1/2 cup applesauce 1/4 cup unsweetened almond milk 1…

Carrot Cake Supreme

This is an amazing carrot cake recipe! I’ve been making this for several years now and everyone loves it. Sometimes I make it with the traditional cream cheese icing, but it’s equally good with just a simple glaze poured on top since the cake has so much great flavor all on it’s own. Ingredients 2…

Preacher Cake

  Ingredients: 3 cups all-purpose flour 2 teaspoons baking soda 1 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon 2 cups sugar 3 eggs 1 cup vegetable oil 2 teaspoons vanilla extract 1 20-ounce can crushed pineapple, with juice 1 1/2 cups finely chopped pecans or walnuts, divided 1 cup flaked coconut (optional) Cream Cheese Frosting 1  8-ounce…

Cauliflower Pizza Crust

In all honesty, this is not the same as traditional pizza dough, but it’s a great alternative if you’re trying to cut back on carbs or if you have a gluten allergy. It’s more of a thin crust style pizza and if you like it crispy then don’t add too many toppings. Ingredients 1 small…