RECENT RECIPES

CHICKEN, MAIN COURSES

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!

Apple-Orange Cranberry Relish
BARB'S RECIPES, SAUCES, SIDE DISHES

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!

Spaghetti with Veal and Porcini Meatballs - Great Neighborhood Cooks
BARB'S RECIPES, MAIN COURSES, MEAT, PASTA, VEAL

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
BARB'S RECIPES, MAIN COURSES, PASTA, SAUCES, SIDE DISHES

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.

Pasta Carbonara - Great Neighborhood Cooks
BARB'S RECIPES, MAIN COURSES, PASTA, PORK, VEGETABLE

Pasta Carbonara

Our daughter asked if I would be willing to spend 2 weeks in August watching her to girls Sophie (17) & Georgia (13). while she went to a writer’s conference in Vermont.  I love these girls and of course said yes!  Let me tell you about “babysitting” for a 17 year with a driver’s license, an evening job at a restaurant and her own car & a 13-year-old with a million friend within walking distance.  I never saw them unless it was to go to the mall or out for lunch!