Chicken Lasagna – Lasagna with Chicken and Mushrooms

Chicken Lasagna with Morel Mushrooms

For this Chicken Lasagna with mushrooms, I’m using morel mushrooms. Pickers forage for morels in the spring, where they flourish in areas where there was a forest fire the previous summer. The little honeycombed fungi are highly prized by chefs and very expensive. Because they aren’t in season, hard to find, and expensive, I’m using driedRead more

Fettuccine Alfredo with Salmon & Summer Peas

Fettucini Alfredo with Salmon and Peas

  Fettuccine Alfredo is a dish that is made very differently depending on who is cooking. Many cooks, and cookbook recipes like to use heavy cream to make an Alfredo sauce. I have always made Alfredo by simply using quality cheese, namely Parmigiano-Reggiano, butter, and the water that the pasta is cooked in, to achieveRead more

Chicken Stroganoff

Chicken Stroganoff

Stroganoff is a favorite quick comfort food, and a very delicious old classic with variations of it popular around the world. I made this chicken stroganoff on a cool and blustery day when I was craving some noodles and some creamy-ness. I always love a good one pan dinner, especially when it involves noodles. Stroganoff isRead more

Easy Chicken Parmesan Recipe

Parmesan Chicken

The real Chicken Parmesan (Parmigiano) is an amazingly delicious dish that requires us to first bread, and then brown the chicken before transferring  to a baking dish to bake in a lovely tomato sauce and Parmesan cheese. I love the real thing. If an Italian chef would come to my house and make it once a week IRead more

Spinach & Salmon Pasta

Weeknight dinners often leave me uninspired. Sometimes I do a weekly meal plan when I do my grocery shopping, which helps a lot.  Sometime I just… don’t. Sometimes I don’t feel like thinking about the week ahead when it’s the weekend. Sometimes I want to just be in the moment. For those times, pasta hasRead more

Parsley Pesto

Look at this parsley! It’s out of control.  It has taken over my garden. I have a mixture of Italian flat leaf parsley, and the regular run of the mill kind of parsley. They seem to enjoy mingling with each other, and are extremely  happy in my garden. They are deep green, healthy and thriving. Seriously thriving.Read more