• Beef,  Dinner,  Pork

    Ricotta Meatloaf

    This really could be called a three cheese meatloaf having ricotta, mozzarella and Parmigiano, however, the ricotta is such a key ingredient to this meatloaf’s texture and flavor that it deserves the starring role in the title. It is important to…

  • Beef,  Dinner,  Pork,  Sausage

    Chili alla Putanesca

    Trust me when I tell you that if I had my balcony window open while this chili was simmering on the burner, I just might have landed me a date! So the story goes, at least the story I’ve heard,…

  • Beef,  Dinner,  Eggplant,  Pork,  Vegetables

    Eggplant Lasagna

    I’m sure I’m not the only one constantly inspired by food I see or hear about.  As soon as someone mentions a new restaurant, or had an interesting dish or something deliciously sinful, I’m instantly interested.  I want to know every detail so that I can…

  • Chicken,  Dinner,  Pork,  Veal

    Pork Cutlets a la Purgatory

    During my recent, and can you believe, still ongoing ankle injury, I was forced to do a lot of couch time with my foot elevated and iced.  Lying around has never been something I could tolerate; but not having any…

  • Dinner,  Pork,  Veal

    City Chicken

     This recipe goes back to my childhood and I had to actually do a bit of research to determine where this really originated.  It was in my mother’s recipe book, handwritten with a vague listing of ingredient portions and brief…

  • Beef,  Dinner,  Pork,  Veal

    1770 House Meatloaf

    I saw Ina Garten make this meatloaf awhile back and made a mental note to try it out.  It was tagged the Best Meatloaf I Ever Had, so obviously I had to test this out for myself!  I liked that…

  • Dinner,  Pork

    Tuscan Pork Ribs

    This time of the year makes me want to cook long and slow dishes. Comfort food cooking in my kitchen fills my home with savory aromas and makes anyone stopping by instantly hungry. My son is not particularly fond of…

  • Dinner,  Pork

    Pork Schnitzel

    German/ Austrian food reminds me of the fall.  Maybe because Oktoberfest is held from mid September to early October and maybe because the food is heartier, warm, comforting.  Wiener Schnitzel made from either veal, pork or chicken, warm German potato salad, German sausages…