Crab Bisque

As the days get cooler, it’s time to have soup. Crab bisque is delicious as a starter or a whole meal. Continue reading

Cinco De Mayo – Pork Loin Tacos and Microwave Mexican Rice

Have a wonderful Mexican feast, and learn how to make perfect rice in the microwave. No more burned rice! Continue reading

Risotto Rice Balls with Garlic Basil Tomato Mayonnaise

Recipes in this Post Risotto Rice Balls Garlic Basil Tomato Mayonnaise When I made Risotto with Mushrooms and Saffron on Sunday, I had risotto left over. My friend Josef called me and said he would like to bring a friend over to discuss some business, and I offered to make lunch. The first time I heard about Risotto Rice Balls, I was watching Lidia Bastianich’s Lidia’s Italy on my local PBS channel, and they looked wonderful! I looked at the recipe on the Internet, but I did not have Ragu. I did, however, have left over Italian Fennel Pork Chops that I thought I could make into a nice stuffing. I started making my balls on Wednesday afternoon, and recorded a video showing how to make the Risotto Balls. We had them for lunch yesterday. They were wonderful with a toss green salad and ice cold sweet tea.

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.