Roasted Eggplant, Zucchini and Red Pepper

February 1, 2018

Roasted Eggplant, Zucchini and Red Pepper – flavorful roasted fresh vegetables are layered with pesto and Fontina cheese and then baked. One night while living in Amsterdam, two guests at one of my dinner parties were vegetarian. I created this recipe especially for them – and they loved it. A block from my house was… Read more »


Quick Eggplant and Mushroom Pappardelle

February 28, 2017

A super easy pasta dish to prepare on a busy day, this Quick Eggplant and Mushroom Pappardelle from my husband Robert is a crowd-pleaser! My fabulous, smart, handsome, supportive husband, Robert also loves to cook. (Yes, he is pretty perfect!) Robert’s maternal grandparents came from Italy and he grew up enjoying big traditional Italian Sunday… Read more »


Tex-Mex Fondue

February 1, 2017

Tex-Mex Fondue – mom’s recipe that is a Southwestern twist on the traditional cheese fondue dish – replacing the kirsch with tequila and adding cilantro and jalapeno peppers. Fondue was a family favorite growing up — cheese, beef and tempura style. It’s great fun for kids as it’s so active. Dad was always stealing everyone… Read more »

Roasted Root Vegetable Pot Pie

November 2, 2015

Carrots, turnips and celery root are roasted, combined with caramelized shallots and fresh herbs, tossed in a creamy Parmesan sauce and then topped with puff pastry. Comfort food at its best! As a fan of all root vegetables, I love to make this dish on a cold winter night. When prepared properly, root vegetables are… Read more »

Broccoli, Mushroom, Spinach and Cheese Pasta

March 14, 2015

This vegetarian pasta dish is very flexible. As indicated in the variation below, you can use lots of different vegetables and cheeses to suit your taste. I love the combination of the broccoli, spinach, mushrooms, Parmesan and Fontina cheeses that are in the original recipe, but I also switch it from time to time for variety!  


Spinach and Mushrooms with Cheese Dumplings

June 19, 2013

Robert and I are trying to eat healthier, which often includes a light vegetarian entree like this dish. Cheese dumplings are quickly and easily prepared and served over a bed of spinach, mushrooms and carrots that have been sautéed in sesame oil. We also like to add in brown rice. Virtually any type of medium to… Read more »


Zucchini Timbales with Mushroom Sauce Recipe

September 23, 2011

Another delicious recipe to take full advantage of the vast amount of zucchini and various fresh mushrooms at the farmer’s market this time of year. Inspired by a Julia Childs’ recipe, this dish can be made vegetarian, or with ham (see “Variation” on the bottom).  

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