Chicken Paillard with Creamy Parmesan Salad

Chicken Paillard with Creamy Parmesan Salad 4 servings Lavender, Sage, Rosemary & Thyme—sounds like a classic oldies Simon & Garfunkel tune. However, they are actually the herbs that accompany this scrumptious, quick and savory chicken salad which offer the delightful marriage of flavors. Several months ago I promised my friend Lady Tea Witch (SnowFox66) a…

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Fresh Herb & Garlic Haricot Verts (Green Beans) Kalamata & Potatoes

Have extra herbs in your garden to spare? This recipe will help use a portion of your bumper crop. This simple medley exposes a marriage of flavors that compliment one another in ways you’ve not experienced. The olives reveal the buttery creaminess of the potatoes and the potatoes brings out the olive’s slight sour bitterness…

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Mexican Easy Cheesy Fiesta Bake–Restaurant Style!

This cheesy and semi-sassy “any time” Mexican dish is sure to become a family favorite! It’s much more cost effective, healthy and delicious that any fast food restaurant I have found. Serve with a side of Spanish rice, maybe a little guacamole and you’re all set! Ingredients 1 1/2 – 2 pounds ground turkey, chicken…

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Tuscan Panzanella—Italian Vegetable & Bread Salad

This fresh, colorful summertime salad offers an incredible and flavorful marriage of tastes–savory, salty, tangy, pungent and sweet. You’ll want to frequent your local Farmer’s market for the freshest ingredients available. Feel free to mix and match vegetables in season for a variety of flavors. This salad is perfect served alone for a quick lunch…

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Pasta alla Puttanesca “Una Pentola” One Pot

The history of pasta Puttanesca carries many colorful Italian folk tales (Refer to my prior post) This slightly salty, piquant tomato sauce is full of flavors that will certainly pique your culinary senses. Don’t allow the use of anchovies to scare you away—this sauce tastes nothing like fish. Their use simply enhances the delicious tangy flavors. Puttanesca…

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Chicken D’Olivo Bello

This incredible Northern Italian dish includes every flavor pleasing to the palate; sweet, salty, sour and savory. This is a recipe which I adapted from my mother’s northern Italian influence and a brilliant Sicilian chef whose shared expertise I hold dear as well. As a young teen, I fondly remember visiting my mother’s homeland near Naples,…

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