Fava Beans with Sage & Cheese Ravioli

Fava Beans with Sage & Cheese Ravioli

Fava Beans with Sage & Cheese Ravioli Makes 2 hearty dinner servings 8  fava pods or more (40 beans +) 16 oz. cheese ravioli (frozen Lucca 3-Cheese is a good choice) 2 Tbsp. butter 2 Tbsp. olive oil 1/2 tsp. dried rubbed sage leaves (try McCormick’s…

Banana Raisin French Toast

Banana Raisin French Toast

Banana stuffed French toast is super easy to make in this oven-baked recipe. There’s no tricky bread pocket to slice and stuff. Just layer sliced bananas between raisin bread in a casserole dish then drench in a cream cheese custard and bake to a creamy-on-the-inside,…

Kale Supper Saute

Kale Supper Saute

Kale Supper Sauté Makes two dinner-size servings 1 large bunch Tuscan kale 3 Yukon gold potatoes or red potatoes Olive oil 1/3 medium yellow onion, sliced 2-3 garlic cloves, chopped Salt & fresh ground pepper 1 link Aidells sausage of your choice, cut in half…

Stir Fry for Year of the Monkey

Stir Fry for Year of the Monkey

Rita’s Basic Stir Fry enough for 2 servings with rice 7-8   oz. boneless chicken, pork or beef, sliced 1+    Tbsp. low-sodium soy sauce Sauce  1       cup water (3/4 cup for thicker sauce or use a bit more cornstarch) 1       Tbsp. cornstarch 1       Tbsp. soy sauce (low sodium…

Chili — Southwest & Midwest Style

Chili — Southwest & Midwest Style

Yes, it’s that time of year. Time to try one of these warming winter “stews” —  Chipotle Black Bean Chili (with bitters), or my authentic Cincinnati Chili.  The Cinci chili was inspired by my cousin Anne who lives there. And yes, spaghetti makes the foundation…

Jerk Seasoning – Caribbean Trio #2

Jerk Seasoning – Caribbean Trio #2

Caribbean Jerk Marinade Makes 3/4 cup marinade (enough for 1-1/2 lbs pork, chicken or fish) 1/4     cup seasoned rice vinegar 2         Tbsp. vegetable oil 2         Tbsp. soy sauce 1         Tbsp. packed brown sugar 2         tsp. ground allspice 1         tsp. dried thyme 1         tsp. ground ginger 1/2    …

Florentine Toast ‘n Egg Cups

Florentine Toast ‘n Egg Cups

Florentine Toast ‘n Egg Cups Prep time: 10 minutes  Bake time: 25 minutes Makes:  6  Increase proportionately to desired servings, up to 12 per 12-cup muffin pan. 6            slices square-shaped whole wheat bread 6            teaspoons butter or olive oil 36          leaves baby spinach, stems removed…

Chipotle Black Bean Chili

Chipotle Black Bean Chili

Chipotle Black Bean Chili Makes 12 – 13 cups chili (about 8 servings) Prep time:  15-20 minutes    Cook time:  about 1 hour 2        Tbsp. olive oil 2        yellow onions, finely chopped (about 3 cups) 5        large cloves garlic, chopped 3        lbs. lean ground beef (93%)…

Super Simple Turkey Tacos

Super Simple Turkey Tacos

Super Simple Turkey Tacos Makes 4 servings  Prep and Cook Time: 15 minutes 1            pound ground turkey 1/2        cup chopped onion 2            teaspoons ground cumin 1            can (15 oz.) fire-roasted diced tomatoes – see note* 1/2        cup natural raisins 8            7-inch…

Chard & Ricotta Galette Made Easy

Chard & Ricotta Galette Made Easy

  I was making this Chard & Herbed Ricotta Galette from Eating Well Magazine, when I heard from Rita she wouldn’t have time to post. We needed a new recipe to follow my Halloween post – gasp, it’s nearly Thanksgiving but retail tells us it’s Christmas!- so…