Flatbreads – Easy, Economical and Versatile

Flatbread with onion, garlic, mushroom, baby potato, garlic, grated parm and truffle oil Flatbreads are all the rage in Southern California.  Nearly every restaurant, pub and club has some kind of flatbread on the menu.  Why not?  Flatbreads are easy to make, economical on your budget, easy to eat as a finger food and so versatile.  … More Flatbreads – Easy, Economical and Versatile

Ricotta Cheese

Homemade ricotta mixed with honey on grilled nectarine I got on a cheese kick awhile back and decided to try making my own.  I mean, really, every culture has made cheese of some sort from like the beginning of time, so how hard can it be?  I found that making a creamy ricotta is very … More Ricotta Cheese

Rosemary Pork Chops and White Bean Cassoulet

I frequently hit the reduced meat or quick sale section of the grocery where meats that are coming up on their sale date wait for bargain shoppers like me to snatch them up.   These mark downs are still perfectly good and you can save a great deal of money keeping a sharp eye out for these cuts.  Frequently I find high-end cuts like tenderloin or … More Rosemary Pork Chops and White Bean Cassoulet

Breakfast Italiano

This weekend at the farmers market we picked up some wonderful Artisan bread – roasted garlic and rosemary.  Of course the first thing I did when I got home was make a giant grilled cheese sandwich with full fat cheese and it was delicious, but by the end of the night, I have a good portion … More Breakfast Italiano