Although it was 85º on the first day of fall last week in Chicago, this weekend was chilly and I wanted to turn my oven on and roast something. I thought about those delicious roasted potatoes with horseradish sauce that my friend Sandy brought to our girl’s night beach picnic. I couldn’t get enough of them that [...]
Oh, I’m just being fancy.
We call this pasta with meat sauce, and it’s anything but fancy.
When I hear the word “ragú”, I first think of that nasty jarred pasta sauce. Please don’t tell me you eat that stuff, because Mama would turn over in her grave if she knew.
Actually, ragú is an Italian term for a meat-based [...]
Did you see the movie Julie and Julia?
There is this great scene in the movie where Julie is making this fabulous looking bruschetta for dinner. She crisps chunks of thick crusty bread in a sauté pan with olive oil and you can just hear it sizzling. Then she piles the bread high with tomatoes, which [...]