Month: November 2018

Dominick’s Chicken Saltimbocca

Every time my wife Barb makes this incredibly delicious Saltimbocca wrapped with prosciutto over sauteed spinach laden with garlic my thoughts go back to Dominick’s Italian restaurant the old neighborhood in Rochester, New York. They were wonderful times!


Rob’s Loves

Essentially, Rob’s Loves is a potpourri of all things I love doing, the intriguing people who’ve enriched my life, and the long list of curiosities I want to learn more about. In one way or another, they all relate creativity to food…from gardening to cooking, grocery shopping to entertaining, and […]


Fresh Meyers Lemon Mousse

Did you know that November 30th is National Mousse Day?  Neither did I!As I’ve mentioned before, Rob is a big dessert guy.  To be honest, I can’t think of a sweet that he doesn’t love.  I’ve made chocolate mousse many times but since it’s now harvest time for Meyers Lemons […]

Apple-Orange Cranberry Relish

Apple-Orange Cranberry Relish

Most cranberry relishes are canned and indistinguishable in any holiday setting. It’s only on the table because people think it’s traditional. Well…forget all of that and make room for a real showcase star! This Apple-Orange Cranberry Relish is INCREDIBLE!

Classic Indian Pudding

Classic Indian Pudding

The first time I ever tasted Indian Pudding was at the Red Lion Inn in Stockbridge, MA.  This recipe was brought to our country by the pilgrims and originally cornmeal mush.  On special occasions, some ingenious pilgrim added molasses, eggs and different spices to make it into a dessert. I […]

Spaghetti with Veal and Porcini Meatballs - Great Neighborhood Cooks

Spaghetti with Veal and Porcini Meatballs

As you know, Rob & I live in Southwest Florida year-round.  We have lots of friends down here who are seasonal & don’t do much cooking while on their 6 month “vacation.  I love to cook, enjoy entertaining friends.  Eating dinner out isn’t really my thing especially during season. To crowed, to pricey and reservations only available at 5:00 or 9:00.

Spaghetti Aglio E Olio - Great Neighborhood Cooks

Spaghetti Aglio E Olio

I must admit that I really love carbs:  I really love good bread (Thank You – DeRomo’s Gourmet Italian Market), all kinds of pasta but I’m much fussier about potatoes. I have what I call my “To Tight Pants Rule”.  You all know what I’m talking about – when pants get to tight, cut back on the carbs.