Recipes Vegetarian Lasagna

Eggplant is the perfect substitute for meat in your lasagna. I make this a lot in the summer when my eggplants are ripe! Makes approximately 12 servings 1 cup asiago or provolone cheese, shredded2 cups mozzarella cheese, shredded1/2 cup parmesan cheese, shredded1 container (15oz) ricotta cheese1 large bunch spinach (optional)2 medium eggplants2 jars (26oz each) […]

Quick and Easy Fondant Recipe

Decorating Benefits and Recipe for Rolled Fondant.   Sugar Art is a becoming a popular niche in a number of pastry art circles.  Shows like Ace of Cakes and Cake Boss tend to demonstrate the versatility in pulled sugar, marzipan, chocolate plastic, and the ultimate cake decorating medium, rolled fondant! Rolled fondant is quite possibly the […]

Recipes Spicy Pesto Pasta Sauce

I tried a new kind of pesto while living in Singapore, it was called Rocket Pesto. Rocket is what the Aussies who manufacture it call ‘arugula’ and I love the smell of arugula! So imagine how disappointed I was when it just didn’t taste or smell much like aragula, bummer…but, it got me experimenting and […]


Popeye’s has been a favorite fast food restaurant of mine for a very long time. When I was working, it just so came in handy, in that on the way to work, I could stop by and grab a sausage and biscuit and coffee and eat  (real messy) driving, although they furnished me with ample […]

Recipes Spanish Rice

I have lived in the Northeast, the South, and the Southwest, and have learned that everyone likes Spanish rice. My mother has her own recipe which she prepared and served throughout my childhood in New England. After I moved to Arizona, I worked at a shelter for women and children; part of my job included […]

Pizza Hut Versus Mcdonalds Taste and value

Apples to apples, oranges to oranges! Pizza Hut versus McDonald’s? Do they really compare? Yes, they are both recognizable and popular restaurant chains, but trying to compare a sit down pizzeria to a fast food burger joint is like comparing people to penguins. Surely they both walk upright, but that about sums up their similarities! […]

Recipes Pasta e Fagioli

Easy Pasta e Fagioli This was my mom’s recipe. Neopolitan born. Easy and quick but very authentic and good. Serves 4 1 pound linquini pasta1 10-ounce can cannolini beans1-ounce olive oil3 cloves garlic, slicedHandful of fresh parsley, washed and chopped1 tablespoon tomato sauceSalt and pepper to taste Begin boiling water for pasta. Meanwhile, place the […]

Pasta Saladfresheasy

I learned how to make this from my first wife. This Pasta Salad is easy to make and tastes great! The ingredients can be found at any store or come straight from your garden. Total time to prepare this salad is less than 15 minutes. Large shell macaroni is best but medium shells will do […]

Recipes Low Fat Meatloaf

Why should a meatloaf be forlorn and unloved in the age of low fat cuisine? Although images of meatloaf may not spring to mind when choosing sensible options for a low fat dinner, consider the following recipe as a testament to the meaty goodness and wholesome nourishment contained in something with such a humble name. […]

On Overview of different Types of Wines

Some would say that Cabernet Sauvignon is the noblest varietal of them all. Still others would argue in favor of Pinot Noir. These are the two staple grape varietals of Bordeaux and Burgundy, France, respectively. Rather than get into an argument where wine-geeks are throwing four-syllable words around, let us just accept that both are […]