Category Archives: Main Dishes

CRAB BISQUE

My daughter went to San Francisco the other day with some of her friends. I couldn’t go, but I did ask her to bring some things back with her. I mean, if I can’t go might as well have her do me some favors, right? I asked her to bring  Read more »

CANTELOPE & PROSCUITTO SOUP

I know, I know…it’s been forever and a day since my last post. Happy Halloween, Happy Holidays and Happy New Year to you all. I do apologize for the lack of any kind of posts what-so-ever. Now, onward and upward! Right? So, I got hit with the flu, really hard.  Read more »

WIENERSCHNITZEL

Visit any Austrian and/or German home and it would be difficult to believe they don’t know how to make Wienerschnitzel. It’s a staple dish that is quick to make and is oh so delicious. Traditionally, this dish is made with veal. But that can get very expensive. A good alternative  Read more »

MUENSTER MELTS

What a summer. I don’t know about yours, but mine was filled with spontaneous get-togethers, tons of teens in and out of the house, work, training a highly energetic puppy, squeezing in work-outs and little day trips on the weekends. Who has time to cook a full-blown meal, let alone  Read more »

BRIANNE’S PRETZEL CRUST CHICKEN w/ MUSTARD CHEESE SAUCE

Every day, during the course of the day, the conversation always turns to food. We talk about food at least twice a day. People bring treats in, like bagels and cream cheese; cookies; cupcakes; French toast casserole; fruit salads; donuts…..the list goes on, but you get the idea. So of  Read more »

BASIL GARLIC POLENTA

First and foremost, the Confessions & Food Secrets page has been updated! It’s been a long time coming with that update….right? So venture on over and take a looksie. Now, on to today’s recipe….. With having been married to an Italian, I was exposed to polenta early on. Although, it  Read more »

STEAK & ORZO SALAD

We are in a heat wave here in northern California, the 5th day of 100+ degree weather. Yesterday, it was 110 and 108 today. That is just too hot to cook let alone eat. But, sooner or later, the heat goes away, and most of us have grills so outdoor  Read more »

COCONUT SWEET CHILI PANKO SHRIMP with Coconut Garlic Sauce and Pureed Strawberry

Summer reminds me of the tropics. I can’t figure out yet, whether it’s due to the heat or the fact that I’d prefer to be on the beach in the ocean. Maybe it’s both. Then there are certain foods that remind almost everyone of┬áthe tropics: mangos, papayas, coconuts, shrimp, pineapples,  Read more »

STUFFED ZUCCHINI

There’s nothing fancy about this dish. There really doesn’t need to be. I have found more often than not, a fantastic dish is one with a few, simple ingredients that almost every single household already has in their┬ápantry. Oh sure, we get brave and try the fancy shmancy dishes. Sometimes  Read more »

CHICKEN BREAST & CARAMELIZED ONION SANDWICH

Could you imagine stuffing a perfectly seared and seasoned chicken breast in your mouth? What if I said that chicken breast was on top of a buttery, garlic seasoned roll, topped with caramelized onions and provolone cheese? Oh, my apologies, do you need a napkin to wipe that drool? This  Read more »