Blue Cheese Burgers

When I was a little girl, my mother would make blue cheese dressing, and she would give me a little piece of cheese. It was never enough. When I grew up, and I looked at the price of blue cheese, I could see why. Then, I moved to Glendale, where blue cheese is sold off the wheel, and is a lot less expensive. Finally, I can have as much blue cheese as I want! When I first met my friend Chef John Farion, he took his ex-wife, his sister Katherine, and me to a nice restaurant on Melrose. His friend was chef there, and I had a lovely steak with blue cheese sauce. It was heavenly, and I have adapted it to my own kitchen. I’ll be posting it next time I make it. So, last night, I really wanted to come up with that same taste when I was … Continue reading

Lasagna alla casa di Boswell

There is nothing like homemade lasagna. Even though this dish may seem difficult, and time consuming, you will see it is well worth the effort. I’ve been making this recipe for years, and always gotten rave reviews. Continue reading

Risotto Corned Beef Stuffed Peppers with Tomato Cream Sauce and Colcannon

Recipes in this Post Risotto Corned Beef Stuffed Peppers with Tomato Cream Sauce Colcannon I remember as a child I really loved stuffed peppers, and my mother would buy a can of corned beef hash and stuff the peppers with that.  They were always so wonderful, real comfort food.  I have to admit, the first time I tried to make them, the peppers styed hard, and they just were not good.  I had given up on them, but I really had a taste for them recently. Now here is the perfect opportunity to have corned beef and cabbage, St. Patrick’s Day. Since there are only three of us, and our refrigerator is very small, I could not see any reason to buy a corned beef for St. Patrick’s Day, but I still wanted a traditional meal.  A can of corned beef was just the ticket. The cabbage part was not … Continue reading

Friday Food on a Saturday? Salmon in a foil pouch

Recipes in this post Salmon In Paper Green Sauce Red Potatoes with Sour Cream Perfect Brocolli I haven’t been sticking to my Friday night fish routine lately, but on Thursday, I really had a craving for fish. Friday night, Amber and I walked over to the local supermarket and I looked for some interesting fish. I won’t eat the farm raised salmon.  The first time I saw that it had dye in it, I asked the butcher why it had dye in it, and he shrugged his shoulders.  Of course, that meant I had to do some research and what I found out turned me against farm raised salmon forever.  The following caught my eye:

Pizza Fried Chicken

Recipes in this post Pizza Fried Chicken Even if a child does not like spicy food, presented with the prospect of pepperoni pizza (or pep-e-on-i as the toddler set says), a child happily stuffs his or her face with it. I like pizza, too, but some time ago, I decided that I did not like meat on pizza anymore.  Margarita pizza is the one for me.  I like to make my own, with a little help from Trader Joe’s (more on this later). So, I wanted pizza, and I also wanted chicken, but I don’t want meat on my pizza.  What to do, what to do?  I know!  Create Pizza Chicken! This is basically fried chicken fingers with sauce, but I must say, it really fulfilled my desire for pizza.