Category: Breakfast/Brunches

Spanakopita or Spinach Pie

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Spanakopita or Spinach Pie

I love and I mean LOVE Spinach. This dish takes it to a whole other level. My version uses 3 levels of phyllo pastry also spelled filo or fillo. Seasoned spinach that has the taste and aroma of onions, dill, and feta cheese in between crispy flakiness. One bite and you will be hooked for life. Serve as an excellent appetizer or if you are me 🙂 HAHA You will eat this for dinner. My recipe has been twinked over the years placing it as one of my go to recipes for small and large occasions.

Fresh Strawberry Reduction

Fresh Strawberry Reduction
Fresh Strawberry Reduction

This naturally sweet reduction can be used for so many purposes. Excellent on toast, between layers of cake as in my Vanilla Sponge Strawberry Cream Cake where it adds just the right amount of something to the layers of fresh strawberries or I have also used this as a filling in cupcakes for a nice sweet surprise. Using honey as my primary sweetener adds just the right amount sweet to an already perfect fruit. 🙂

How To’s – Making Translucent Onions

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How To’s – Making Translucent Onions

Translucent onions are a nice addition to any dish that require further roasting or when you want to have an onion for a condiment that is not raw yet still has some crisp to the bite.
Cooking translucent onions is very simple and you will achieve perfection in no time. I use them in my Chicken Vesuvius plus many other recipes we will cover in future posts.

Frying Perfect Peppers

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Frying Perfect Peppers

Nothing beats the smell and the taste of this perfect little addition to the right meal. Slightly crisp center with just the right amount of darkening of the outside skin. Dripping with flavor to enhance any meal. They can be added to a roaster at one point or to your favorite Italian sausage. It is just that little extra a meal needs to be complete.

How To Cook Italian Sausage In An Oven

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How To Cook Italian Sausage In An Oven

You want the perfect Juicy Italian sausage with that perfect caramel color? Well you hit the jackpot since this is the best way to cook an Italian sausage and how my family has been doing it for years. What NO GRILL?? NOPE!! You lose too much flavor on the grill and when you try this method you will save that grilling thing for brats and hamburgers 🙂 Oh !! I also included a Vegan alternative suggestion and how to.  Be sure once you are done making the perfect Italian sausage to check out my Italian Sausage and Peppers.