We had so much fun with Truman in town seeing us last week. After doing a little indoor skydiving, we went to Dave & Busters and had chocolate fondue. It was such a hit that the next night, we decided to make cheddar cheese fondue. It was loved by all! We served it with three kinds… Continue reading Quick Cheddar Cheese Fondue
Looking for something new and different? Watching college basketball equals great food and company We decided it was healthy (without piling it on a chip). Thumbs up for games well played and even a bigger thumbs up for great new appetizer. Mandy is new to Texas and is 2 for 2 with great recipes. 1… Continue reading Guacamole Hummus
Healthy can be yummy! Lyn served these at a party as an appetizer. She was gracious enough to share her recipe about a year ago and it has been a great addition to several menus. I love the color, the crunch, and the simplicity. Green beans a finger food? Why not. Using a wire wisk, mix the 4 ingredients… Continue reading Marinated Green Beans
I'm crazy about butternut squash, especially when I find it already peeled and cubed. This recipe isn't exactly quick, but it makes 2 pretty big ones, so you have an extra for the freezer or for a friend. It's another Cooking Light recipe, with only 254 calories per portion. But don't hold this against it.… Continue reading Butternut Squash Lasagna
This is another great pizza topping from my Portland wine tasting group. Simple, delicious and a bit fancy, depending on the mushrooms you use. 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil 4 cloves garlic, chopped 1/2 wild mushrooms, sliced 4 t. chives, chopped fine 4 t. parsley, chopped fine Fresh ground pepper, to taste 1/4 Parmesan cheese… Continue reading Garlic-Mushroom Saute with Fontina Pizza
This pizza is so unique, you won't believe it. It is for serious pizza lovers and foodies only. If you have a pizza party, serve it last, since it has that sweet/salty/crunchy texture that would be a perfect finish. Just make sure you leave room; it's definitely rich! The toppings are for a 12" pizza;… Continue reading Gorgonzola, Pear & Almond Pizza
My friend Kara is Italian and a great cook. Here's the pizza sauce she uses. Easy and yummy. 4 cloves garlic, chopped 1/2 yellow onion, chopped 1 can tomato paste 1 can peeled tomatoees Put in pan and saute for 5 minutes or much longer. Blend. Freeze extra if you like.
Pizza is one of my favorite food, and I have enjoyed making homemade pizzas for years with this pizza dough. Nothing is more fun than inviting over a few couples, having them bring some toppings, then bellying up to the pizza-making bar. 1 cup lukewarm water 2 T. olive oil 1 packet dry yeast 3… Continue reading Classic Pizza Dough