Monday, December 28, 2009

Tomato sauce with pork ribs

Serve with pasta and Chicken or Veal parmesan.
After about 4 hrs, and tomato have been purreed.

Add bones and herbs cook on low heat for 5 hours, slow cooking and stir occasionally. Like in Goodfellas when he (Ray Liotta) talked about stirring the sauce; its true you need to do it to prevent burning.

Saute garlic first, add onion when garlic starts to golden. Deglaze with red wine; Pinot Noir is nice.

Ingredients: onion, garlic, tomato whole -peeled, basil, black pepper, olive oil, oregano, red wine
Sear all sides till brown, and then remove and set aside.
Start and season with some pork ribs with bone for a great flavor to your tomato sauce.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Chicken Parmesan

True comfort food. One of my favorites and easy to make.

Bake at 400 for 10 minutes, or till cheese is melted.
I like to use panko bread crumbs with tenderized chicken breast.

Friday, September 4, 2009

BIG Zuchini

Friday, July 24, 2009

Seafood feast

Grilled marinated shrimp skewers, stuffed sockeye salmon with jumbo lump crab, swordfish, summer vegetables, and quinoa salad.

Tomato Mozzarella salad

My sister Lisa's creation, with a fabulous Chicken Parmesan that she made. I ate it before remebering to take a pic. :)

"Mangia Mangia!"

Grilled marinated Atlantic Swordfish

Marinate for about an hour

Olive oil, basil, olives, red onion, lemon juice, tomato, and garlic.

Good looking sword.

Friday, June 26, 2009

Domincan Republic; La Romana

Cool drink by the pool.

Grouper Ceviche

Seafood salad

Fresh fruit stand right next to the beach, and bar.

Friday, June 5, 2009


"Oh yeah baby!!!! Life is good."

I just take legs and thighs, simmer than in a seasoned stock with onions, carrots, tomatoes, celery, fresh rosemary, salt, and pepper...or just a simple liquid is fine. Low simmer for a couple of hours or until chicken is fully cooked. Then remove from stock, add bbq sauce and grill.


Slow cooked Baby Back Ribs with a New Mexican Rub. I slow cooked it for about 4 1/2 hrs on as at about 225. I used some smoked paprika, dried Chiles from New Mexico, garlic, onion, brown sugar, and kosher salt.

Italian Club @ Yogi's

Italian Club at Yogis in Pasadena, MD (near Compass Point Golf course).

Best club sandwich I have had layered with provolone, ham, capricola, salami, and bologna.

They have other great menu items, too.

Friday, May 8, 2009

Buitoni "Wild Mushroom Raviolis"

I sauteed garlic, onion, tomato, and broccoli rabe in olive oil and finished it with some white wine, fresh lemon, and parmesan.

Here is an incredible product that I highly reccomend. I am not big on frozen raviolis, but this is up there with some of the best. You can buy them at Safeway in Maryland and the website will give you more information on how to get your hands on more of their products.

Grilled Marinated Skirt Steak Burrito with peppers, onion, and shredded cheese

Great night to grill out after several rainy days here in Maryland. Kristy bought a skirt steak, an inexpensive cut that is very versatile, which I marinated with worchestire, olive oil, smoked paprika, black pepper, kosher salt, and Tastefully Simple grill seasoning.

Topped with shredded Monterey Jack and Cheddar and served with a side of quinoa.

Juicy and tender!

Mis en place.

I got a nice sear on it to lock in all the natural juces.

About 6 minutes on each side.

Smells good!

Ok, it's done.