Category Archives: Basil

Fried Breakfast Potatoes With Ham & Cheese

So what do you do when you wake up on a sunny morning and your first thoughts are of making an omelette, but you realize you have no eggs? Well then, you have to move to your back up plan and … Continue reading

Posted in Banana Peppers, Basil, Breakfast, Cheese, Chicken Stock, Cooking, Cuisine, Dinner, Eating, Eggs, Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Food, Garlic, Ham, Home Fries, Kernal Corn, Meat, Olive Oil, Processed Cheddar, Recipes, Red Onions, Red Pepper Flakes, Vegetables | 9 Comments

Chicken Salad Sandwich With Mayo & Horseradish Mustard

I always loved my grandmother’s chicken salad sandwich, but like chicken soup, my other grandmother and my aunts all made it different. Some were chunky some were smooth, some were packed with veggies and some just had celery. Surprisingly, and … Continue reading

Posted in Basil, Celery, Chicken, Chicken Salad, Cooking, Cuisine, Eating, Food, Garlic, Herbs & Spices, Horseradish Mustard, Mayonaise, Meat, Recipes, Red Onions, Salad, Sandwiches, Scallions, Spreads | 6 Comments

Italian Sausage Sandwich With Grilled Onions & Cheese

I have two favorite aromas; I love the smell of a Cuban cigar coming fresh from the box or humidor; and I love the smell of sausage and onions grilling, wether it be at a county fair, the market in … Continue reading

Posted in Basil, Cheese, Cooking, Cuisine, Eating, Ementhaler Cheese, Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Food, Garlic, Herbs & Spices, Italian, Italian Sausage, Meat, Olive Oil, Onions, Parmesean, Recipes, Rhye Bread, Romano Cheese, Sandwiches, Sausage Sandwich | 11 Comments

Chicken & White Bean Soup

For my earliest memory of soup I can remember sitting at a table eating chicken broth. I had said to my mother that it will take too long to eat with a spoon. Afterall, weren’t all  my liquids drunk  from a cup. … Continue reading

Posted in Basil, Carrots, Celery, Chicken, Chicken Broth, Cooking, Cuisine, Eating, Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Food, Garlic, Herbs & Spices, Leeks, Meat, Olive Oil, Onions, Recipes, Soup, Stock, Vegetables | 8 Comments

Italian Wedding Soup From Our Friend Over At Cinnamon Spice & Evrything Nice

So we have deleted the original post, since it seems to have been wrongfully copied by another blogger. I now present you with the original recipe from the original blogger over at Cinnamon Spice and Everything Nice.  Be sure to … Continue reading

Posted in Appetizers & Snacks, Basil, Bread & Grains, Breadcrumbs, Carrots, Cheese, Chicken Broth, Cooking, Cuisine, Ditalini, Eating, Eggs, Food, Garlic, Ground Beef, Herbs & Spices, Italian Cuisine, Italian Seasoning, Italian Wedding, Kosher Salt, Meat, Olive Oil, Onions, Parmesean, Parsley, Pasta, Pepper, Recipes, Salt, Sea Salt, Soup, Spinach, Stock, Tubettini, Vegetables | 6 Comments

Shrimp Stuffed Bannana Peppers with Onion & Swiss Over Fried Potatoes

I originally bought these peppers to make chicken salad, but I used the chicken for the salad in last night’s dinner, “Chicken Sandwich with Roasted Red Peppers & Carmelized Onion,” instead of the chicken salad. That gave me a perfect opportunity to … Continue reading

Posted in Baby Spinach, Banana Peppers, Basil, Butter, Cheese, Cooking, Dinner, Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Food, Fried Potatoes, Garlic, Herbs & Spices, Olive Oil, Onions, Pepper, Potatoes, Recipes, Red Onions, Rock Shrimp, Salt, Shrimp, Swiss Cheese, Vegetables, Yellow Onions | 6 Comments

Spaghetti with Roasted Tomatoes, Garlic and Pancetta (via “Deja Vu” Cook)

After many years traveling through Italy I am always so pleased to see a wonderful new pasta recipe.  This one I found on the wonderful site of Elaine at http://www.theitaliandishblog.com, and this dish is ready for any elegant guests.  Get … Continue reading

Posted in Anchovies, Basil, Breadcrumbs, Cheese, Dinner, Food, Garlic, Herbs & Spices, Italian Cuisine, Italian Parsley, Olive Oil, Pancetta, Parmesean, Pasta, Recipes, Spaghetti, Tomatoes | Leave a comment

Frittata With Whatever The Hell I Could Find

  The first time I heard the word Frittata I was working in a luxury hotel and the chef was making them for our breakfast buffet as part of an action station. He was serving egg white frittatas, which is … Continue reading

Posted in Appetizers & Snacks, Baby Spinach, Basil, Breakfast, Breakfast-Links, Butter, Button Mushrooms, Cheese, Eggs, Ementhaler Cheese, English Bacon, Food, Frittata, Garlic, Ham, Herbs & Spices, Leeks, Mushrooms, Onions, Recipes, Red Onions, Ricotta Cheese, Vegetables | 20 Comments

Rustic Bolognese with Roasted Sausage, Mushrooms, & Onions

Every time I make a Bolognese I do something different. Sometimes it’s just the availability of ingredients that cause me to change the recipe. Sometimes I just want to try a different twist or measure the  ingredients differently. In the end I am … Continue reading

Posted in Basil, Bolognese, Button Mushrooms, Cheese, Dinner, Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Food, Garlic, Herbs & Spices, Italian Cuisine, Italian Sausage, Meat, Olive Oil, Onions, Pasta, Pecorino Romano, Pepper, Recipes, Red Onions, Roasted Garlic, Roasting Garlic, Salt, Sauces & Marinades, Shallots, Spaghetti, Tomatoes, Whole-Peeled-Tomatoes | 14 Comments

Caprese Scramble with Sausage & Mozzarella

Saw a mouth-watering scrambled egg dish over at “Leftovers For Lunch,” that I wanted to try out. Made a couple of changes because as you know I gotta have some meat with my eggs. Ingredients: 1/2 a Medium red Onion … Continue reading

Posted in Basil, Breakfast, Buffalo Mozzarella, Butter, Cheese, Eggs, Garlic, Herbs & Spices, Pepper, Recipes, Red Onions, Sausage Links, Scrambled Eggs, Sun Dried Tomatoes, Vegetables | Leave a comment

Chicken Stuffed with Feta, Spinach, & Sundried Tomatoes, with a Porcinni & Chantrelle Mushroom Sauce

The only thing I love more than chicken is chicken stuffed with something. It could be stuffed with cheese, vegetables, crab, sausage or whatever else you can think of. It does not matter to me, just stuff it and make something … Continue reading

Posted in Baby Spinach, Basil, Butter, Chanterelle Mushrooms, Cheese, Chicken, Dinner, Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Feta, Food, Garlic, Marinades, Meat, Olive Oil, Recipes, Red Pepper Flakes, Roasted Garlic, Roasting Garlic, Salt, Sauces & Marinades, Stuffed Chicken, Sun Dried Tomatoes, Vegetables, Wild Mushrooms, Yellow Onions | 1 Comment

Pizza Toast With Proscuitto, Red Onion, & Buffalo Mozzarella

Who doesn’t like pizza? I know I do and I have friends who can confirm the mountains of Pizza boxes lying around my former apartments, where their empty remains lay stacked like a squirrel collecting nuts. Of course that was before I … Continue reading

Posted in Appetizers & Snacks, Baby Spinach, Basil, Buffalo Mozzarella, Cheese, Food, Herbs & Spices, Pasta Sauce, Pizza, Proscuitto, Recipes, Red Onions, Sauces & Marinades, Toast, Vegetables | 1 Comment

Linguine & Pesto With Rock Shrimp & Roasted Garlic

There used to be a great restaurant in the Shady Side district of Pittsburgh called Pasta Piatta. Some of the best Pastas that I have eaten in the United States were eaten there. They had a fantastic Linguine and Red Clam … Continue reading

Posted in Basil, Cheese, Dinner, Food, Garlic, Linguine, Olive Oil, Onions, Pasta, Pepper, Pesto Sauce, Roasted Garlic, Roasting Garlic, Rock Shrimp, Roma Tomatoes, Romano Cheese, Salt, Sauces & Marinades, Seafood | Leave a comment

Risotto Salad With Ham, Peas, Peppers, & Beans

Lunch time on day three of my lazy staycation, but I can still cook. Now I am not much of salad eater and do not care for salads as a main course. A good salad too me is a strip … Continue reading

Posted in Banana Peppers, Basil, Button Mushrooms, Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Garlic, Ham, Olive Oil, Pepper, Recipes, Risotto-Salad-With-Ham-Peas-&-Peppers, Romano Cheese, Salt, Sauces & Marinades, White Beans | 2 Comments

Brambora Breakfast Pancake

Well today is the first day of a two-week staycation, wich means I am staying close to home. There is no better way to start a staycation than with a great breakfast to set the tone. Unfortunately, the day is off … Continue reading

Posted in Bacon, Basil, Brambora Breakfast Pancake, Breakfast, Ementhaler Cheese, English Bacon, Food, Ham, Kernal Corn, Lovage, Olive Oil, Onions, Pecorino Romano, Pepper, Potato Pancake, Recipes, Red Onions, Romano Cheese | 1 Comment