Category Archives: Basil

A Three Egg Fromelette w/ Sausage, Sun Dried Tomatoes, & Parmesean

So what do you do when you dream of having a nice greedy three egg omelette for breakfast on a Saturday morning, one for you and one for your wife, or visa versa, and you only have three eggs? You … Continue reading

Posted in Basil, Breakfast, Butter, Cheese, Cooking, Cuisine, Eating, Eggs, Food, Frittata, Fromelette, Garlic, Herbs & Spices, Leeks, Meat, Omelette, Onions, Parmesean, Recipes, Sausage Links, Sun Dried Tomatoes, Swiss Cheese, Turkey, Vegetables | 10 Comments

Pork, Red Wine, and Wild Mushroom Bolognese

Ingredients: 1/2 cup of chicken stock 1/2 cup of red wine 50 g of dried wild mushrooms 8 cloves of garlic chopped 2 small cans of whole peeled tomatoes with juice 1lb of spaghetti 4 tbl of butter 1 tsp … Continue reading

Posted in Basil, Black Pepper, Boletus, Butter, Button Mushrooms, Cheese, Chicken Stock, Cooking, Cuisine, Dinner, Eating, Food, Garlic, Herbs & Spices, Italian, Leeks, Meat, Mushrooms, Onions, Parmesean, Pasta, Plum Tomatoes, Pork, Pork Cutlets, Recipes, Red Pepper Flakes, Red Sauce, Red Wine, Sauces & Marinades, Sausage Links, Spaghetti, Stock, Tomatoes, Vegetables, Whole-Peeled-Tomatoes, Wild Mushroom Sauce, Wild Mushrooms, Wine | 4 Comments

Broken Omelette

There is an old saying that goes something like this; “Take comfort in knowing that anyone who can make an omelette most likely can do nothing else.”  Author Unknown (I just Forget) I do not recall the author at this … Continue reading

Posted in Basil, Breakfast, Butter, Cheese, Cooking, Cuisine, Eating, Eggs, Ementhaler Cheese, English Bacon, Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Food, Garlic, Herbs & Spices, Kernal Corn, Leeks, Meat, Olive Oil, Omelette, Onions, Parmesean, Recipes, Scallions, Vegetables, Yellow Onions | 9 Comments

Four Cheese Florentine Pasta With Chicken

Looking for a pasta with a cheese sauce but do not want it smothered in cheese. Then this is the perfect plate for you. There is no way for me to say this is a light dish, but it certainly … Continue reading

Posted in Baby Spinach, Basil, Cheese, Chicken, Chicken Stock, Cooking, Cuisine, Dinner, Eating, Ementhaler Cheese, Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Food, Garlic, Gorgonzola, Herbs & Spices, Italian, Meat, Olive Oil, Onions, Parmesean, Pasta, Pecorino Romano, Recipes, Sauces & Marinades, Spaghetti, Stock, Vegetables | 4 Comments

Caprese Pasta With Bacon and Onion

  Saw a nice pasta dish over at “Better When Broken,” that I just had to try, and of course would have to modify. The modification you ask? Well by taking the traditional Caprese salad ingredients of this dish and … Continue reading

Posted in Bacon, Basil, Buffalo Mozzarella, Cherry Tomatoes, Chicken Stock, Cooking, Cuisine, Dinner, Eating, Ementhaler Cheese, English Bacon, Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Food, Garlic, Herbs & Spices, Italian, Italian Cuisine, Italy, Meat, Olive Oil, Onions, Pasta, Penne, Recipes, Vegetables | 10 Comments

Ham, Egg, & Cheese Stuffed Roll

  Some of you may recall my other stuffed roll egg dish, ” Bacon and Eggs In A Roll,” Where I stuff  rolls with bacon and eggs pictured here to the right. Quite delicious I might add. So my wife loves … Continue reading

Posted in Baked Goods, Basil, Bread & Grains, Breakfast, Breakfast Sandwich, Cheese, Cooking, Cuisine, Eating, Eggs, Ementhaler Cheese, Food, Ham, Herbs & Spices, Meat, Recipes, Rolls | 10 Comments

Three Bean Potato and Bay Leaf Soup

So I have not been feeling well all week so I have not eaten much, hence I have not had a reason to cook. When I finally did, the cupboards were bare….almost. I made a nice bean soup which is … Continue reading

Posted in Basil, Bay Leaves, Celery, Cooking, Cuisine, Dinner, Eating, Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Food, Garlic, Herbs & Spices, Kidney Beans, Olive Oil, Recipes, Soup, Thyme, Tomatoes, Vegetables, White Beans, Yellow Peas | 4 Comments

Bacon and Eggs in a Roll

Here is a nice way to start your morning. ingredients: 3 Eggs 3 Rolls 1 Slice of English Bacon cut into three strips 3 Tsp of Fresh Thyme Pinch of Dried Basil 3 Tsp of parmesan Cheese Start by pre … Continue reading

Posted in Bacon, Basil, Bread & Grains, Breakfast, Breakfast Sandwich, Cheese, Cooking, Cuisine, Eating, Eggs, English Bacon, Food, Herbs & Spices, Meat, Parmesean, Recipes, Rolls, Sandwiches, Thyme | 26 Comments

Bouillabaisse Number 143

Why #143 you ask? Well, I suppose it’s because I almost never make it the same way. Sometimes I just don’t have all the ingredients. Sometimes it is just the availability of product depending where I am living. Like chicken … Continue reading

Posted in Alaskan Pollock, Alcohol, Basil, Bouillabaisse, Butter, Calamari, Carmelized Onions, Cooking, Cuisine, Dinner, Eating, Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Fish, Fish Soup, Food, French, Garlic, Herbs & Spices, Leeks, Olive Oil, Onion Soup, Onions, Recipes, Red Wine, Seafood, Shrimp, Soup, Stew, Thyme, Tomatoes, Tuna, Tuna Steak, Vegetables, Whole-Peeled-Tomatoes, Yellow Onions | 4 Comments

Pasta Florentine with Grilled and Cipollini Onions In an Ementhaler Cheese Sauce

When I was younger for years I only ate a red sauce and mostly spaghetti. Spaghetti and meatballs every Sunday with sausage and brasiole on the side. I was so spoiled, like my grandfather, that if my grandmother cooked any other noodle, … Continue reading

Posted in Baby Spinach, Basil, Chicken Stock, Chicken Thighs, Cipollini Onions, Cooking, Cuisine, Dinner, Eating, Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Food, Garlic, Herbs & Spices, Italian, Italian Cuisine, Italy, Meat, Olive Oil, Onions, Pasta, Pecorino Romano, Recipes, Sauces & Marinades, Scallions, Spaghetti, Vegetables, Yellow Onions | 10 Comments

Chicken Thigh Sandwich With Sicilian Pesto, Spinach, & Sundried Tomatoes

I remember my first conscious decision about my taste in sandwiches. I was in first grade and was bored with Peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. My mother, who was keen on this fact, starting making me baloney sandwiches. Now as a … Continue reading

Posted in American Cheese, Baby Spinach, Basil, Bread & Grains, Cheese, Chicken, Chicken Thighs, Cooking, Cuisine, Dinner, Eating, Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Food, Garlic, Gorgonzola, Herbs & Spices, Meat, Nuts, Olive Oil, Onions, Pine Nuts, Recipes, Red Pepper Flakes, Rose Wine, Sandwiches, Sauces & Marinades, Sicilian Pesto, Spreads, Sun Dried Tomatoes, Vegetables, Yellow Onions | 13 Comments

Fried Potatoes With Bacon & Eggs

Ingredients: 1 Large Potato Sliced 1/8 inch thick 1 Medium Onion sliced 1/8 Inch thick 1/2 can of Kernel Corn 8 Cloves of Garlic Crushed 2 Tbl of Dry Basil 1/2 Cup Water 1 Beef Bullion Cube 2 Eggs 1/4 … Continue reading

Posted in Bacon, Basil, Beef Broth, Breakfast, Cooking, Cuisine, Dinner, Eating, Eggs, English Bacon, Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Food, Fried Potatoes, Garlic, Herbs & Spices, Kernal Corn, Meat, Olive Oil, Onions, Potatoes, Recipes, Stock, Vegetables, Yellow Onions | 12 Comments

Veg Medley With Chicken Thighs & Basil

Today was a beautiful day and probably the warmest day of the year as springtime comes upon us. I was able to sit in my yard today in shorts and a T and I was still hot. But despite the … Continue reading

Posted in Basil, Bell Pepper, Bell Peppers, Carrots, Celery, Chicken, Chicken Broth, Chicken Thighs, Cooking, Cuisine, Dinner, Eating, Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Food, Garlic, Green Peppers, Herbs & Spices, Meat, Olive Oil, Onions, Recipes, Red Peppers, Sea Salt, Stock, Thigh Meat, Vegetable Seasoning, Vegetables, Yellow Onions, Zucchini | 2 Comments

Stuffed Shells with Rosé Sauce

by Shea Featured Foodie Dixie Chick Cooks This recipe is one that I adapted from a locally owned restaurant close to where we live called Joe’s Italian.  It’s an insanely popular place to eat and stays packed out.  They have a … Continue reading

Posted in Basil, Cheese, Cooking, Cream Cheese, Cuisine, Dinner, Eating, Food, Garlic, Herbs & Spices, Italian, Italian Cuisine, Mozzarella, Oregano, Parmesean, Pasta, Pasta Shells, Pepper, Recipes, Red Wine Vinegar, Ricotta Cheese, Salt, Sauces & Marinades, Tomatoes, Vegetables | 2 Comments

Linguine With Chanterelle Mushrooms & Chicken

  Ingredients: 1/2 Cup of Dried Chanterelle Mushrooms 1 Cup of Chicken Stock 1 Medium Red Onion 1 Medium Yellow Onion 1 Yellow Pepper, sliced into medium strips 2 Garlic Bulbs, or 16 Cloves, crushed with mortar and pestle 1 … Continue reading

Posted in Basil, Butter, Chanterelle Mushrooms, Cheese, Chicken, Chicken Stock, Cooking, Cuisine, Dinner, Eating, Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Food, Garlic, Herbs & Spices, Italian, Italian Cuisine, Italy, Linguine, Meat, Mushrooms, Olive Oil, Onions, Pasta, Pecorino Romano, Recipes, Red Onions, Red Pepper Flakes, Salt, Stock, Vegetables, Yellow Onions, Yellow Peppers | 7 Comments