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Eggplant “Meat”balls w/Marinara & Pasta

Next in our Meatball Series is Eggplant “Meat”balls, served over pasta and a Marinara Sauce. Takes Spaghetti & Meatballs to a whole new level. This vegetarian recipe is simple and makes a great meal for the whole family, even carnivores. https://youtu.be/emE-q3WRnSM INGREDIENTS 3 tablespoons olive oil1 pound eggplant, peeled and cut into one inch cubesSalt…… Continue reading Eggplant “Meat”balls w/Marinara & Pasta

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Jumbo Stuffed Shells with Ratatouille

Those of us of a certain age grew up with stuffed shells and stuffed peppers as “gourmet” cooking back in the day. I remember how proud my mother was to present such an interesting way to serve a meal. These Stuffed Shells with Ratatouille are an easy weeknight meal, ready in minutes and in this…… Continue reading Jumbo Stuffed Shells with Ratatouille

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Creamy Polenta & Grilled Polenta w/ Sautéed Mushrooms

https://youtu.be/R-WAROEwO34 Polenta is a kind of cornmeal mush that originated in Northern Italy as peasant food. But in the US, it’s served at upscale restaurants as a gourmet dish. The reality is somewhere in the middle. It can be a basic porridge, not a lot of flavor, or a high end, kicked version that has…… Continue reading Creamy Polenta & Grilled Polenta w/ Sautéed Mushrooms

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Simple and Easy Eggplant Parmesan

https://youtu.be/QcVjPnMeYns Eggplant Parmesan (or Eggplant Parm) is a tasty, vegetarian dish, that can be made in a simple manner or complex manner. You could make your own red sauce, peel the eggplant, cut it length wise, pan fry the eggplant on the stove top in batches, shred your own cheese. Or you can do it…… Continue reading Simple and Easy Eggplant Parmesan

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Microwave Risotto

https://youtu.be/E7gDjjHtFgY Here is a different way to make a delicious labor-intensive dish. It is very easy and you can do other things in the kitchen while the risotto cooks in the microwave. There are few comfort foods in the world that provide the savory creaminess as risotto. Yet for all its simplicity, risotto has gotten…… Continue reading Microwave Risotto

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Easy, quick (Did I mention easy) side dishes – Part 2 – Tuscan Beans

Tuscan White Beans –   This simple side dish can be ready in less than 10 minutes. Perfect for those meals where other parts of the dinner are slightly more complex. Ingredients Extra Virgin Olive Oil (1 teaspoon for cooking and 1 teaspoon for drizzling when serving) 1 garlic clove, smashed and roughly chopped ¼ teaspoon…… Continue reading Easy, quick (Did I mention easy) side dishes – Part 2 – Tuscan Beans

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Grilled Pizza with Shaved Asparagus and Arugula (Appetizer #2)

The second appetizer from our Grilling  Dinner Party is a Grilled Pizza. If you have never grilled pizza dough before, you may think it would just sag and drip all over the grill when starting to cook it. The opposite is true. As soon as the dough hits the hot grill, it begins to puff…… Continue reading Grilled Pizza with Shaved Asparagus and Arugula (Appetizer #2)