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Italian Portobello Melt #HealthySolutions #Spiceblends

Italian Portobello Melt #HealthySolutions #Spiceblends This is my third year to compete in the Healthy Solutions 2017 Recipe Challenge. The contest is a bit different this year but their great healthy spice blends are still the same. I decided to change up my entry style this year and do simple…healthy…comfort food. How about a ooey […]

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Arancini Cornbread Italian Casserole

Arancini Cornbread Italian Casserole #NationalCornbreadFestival An original recipe, featuring ┬áMartha White’s cornbread mix was the challenge for the 2017 National Cornbread Festival. It also had to be prepared in a Lodge cast iron pan. I could not stop thinking about an Italian flavored casserole with a pesto cheese filling and crispy cornbread style topping. I […]

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Indian Carrot Pudding Gelato #DiLorenzoGelato

Indian Carrot Pudding Gelato is a fun combination of India and Italy. While we were on our Southern Caribbean cruise this last year, we met a wonderful Indian family who introduced us to Indian Carrot Pudding. The elderly mother had flown from Indian to come on the cruise while the daughter and son-in-law came from […]

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Squash Harvest Pizza

When entering a pizza recipe contest for a $10,000.00 prize one has a tendency to think, “Does a pizza have to have tomato sauce and mozzarella cheese”? I don’t think so. The use of two fresh squash and Gorgonzola cheese make for a delicious change. Here is my entry for the Sebastiani “Pizza My Way” […]

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Peppered Chicken with Saffron Polenta

Peppered Chicken with Saffron Polenta by Amy Freeze from Gourmet Everyday   Polenta, it’s my go too creamy goodness!! What I love about polenta is the variety of recipes that can be poured over the top; Creole shrimp, beef bolognese, ratatouille and herb mushroom sauce are just a few. My new topping is Amy’s Peppered […]

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Healthy Solutions Spice Blends-Meat Bolognese with Creamy Polenta

It’s Girls Night Out and I am bringing the Meat Bolognese with Creamy Polenta. I was asked to do a cooking demo for a large group of great women at my church. This is not the first demo I have done for them in fact it’s my third so I am thrilled to return and […]

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Short Rib Ragu Cheese Bread with Italian Citrus Salad-Healthy Solutions Spice Blend

Short Rib Ragu Cheese Bread with Italian Citrus Salad, my recipe entry for the Healthy Solutions 2016 Blogger Recipe Challenge. Being a part of a blogger recipe challenge with a cash prize always gets my blood pumping. A chance to win $500.00! Yeah!! When I received an email from Healthy Solutions Spice Blends a short […]

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Salted Caramel Chocolate Chestnut Gelato Cheesecake

Salted Caramel Chocolate Chestnut Gelato Cheesecake Just before Thanksgiving I got a phone call from my friend, Chris. He and I have worked on community events together in the past. Chris wanted to meet and talk about a product that he thought I might enjoy sampling and working up some recipes with. I am privileged […]

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We are having a Polenta Party

Each month for the last 5 years my husband and I have been getting together with three other couples for themed dinner parties. Over the years we have done about every theme we could think of including a Polenta Party. I first explained to the group that I had seen the polenta served straight on […]

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