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19 December, 2013

Italian Holiday Party

Italian Holiday Party
Posted in : Entertaining on by : Pamela Reynoso

For the last few years we have been having our friend over for a holiday party.   I really like serving Italian dishes because they are easy to make ahead and keep warm until ready to serve. Not to mentions they are always a big hit.  This year I am serving 5 appetizers, 3 pastas,
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11 December, 2013

Pasta Basics

Posted in : The Basics on by : Pamela Reynoso

Pasta can be a tricky thing to make. The key things to remember is that you need lots of water.I mean lots. If yo don’t the pasta won’t have room to move around and will stick together in a gluey mess. Another biggie is to add salt to the water once it has boiled. This
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4 December, 2013

Chili

Chili
Posted in : Dinner, Freezer Friendly on by : Pamela Reynoso

    Chili What you need: Chopped Bell Pepper Chopped Onion Chopped Celery Minced Garlic Sausage Hamburger Can Crushed Tomatoes Package of chili seasoning Sauté in a tablespoon of olive oil the first three ingredients until tender for about 10 minutes. Add garlic and cook for another minute.  Add sausage and hamburger and cook until
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1 December, 2013

Bloody Marys

Bloody Marys
Posted in : Drinks, Entertaining on by : Pamela Reynoso

.     I love a good bloody mary. When we have brunch I like to have an area set up for with all the drinks so that our guests can make their drinks to their liking.  I like to use transfer the ingredients from their original containers into different jars. I know, I know,
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29 November, 2013

Potatoes and Mushrooms

Potatoes and Mushrooms
Posted in : Side Dish on by : Pamela Reynoso

What you need: 1 pound Potatoes 3 Large Portobello Mushrooms (or any other kind) 2 tablespoons Olive Oil 2 Chopped Garlic Cloves Salt and Pepper to taste Flat Leaf Parsley Steam or Microwave potatoes until just tender. Once slightly cool, slice into one inch pieces. Heat olive oil in pan. Add potatoes and mushrooms and
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28 November, 2013

Brussel Sprouts

Brussel Sprouts
Posted in : Holidays, Side Dish on by : Pamela Reynoso

This recipe can, and has, turned even the most hater of brussel sprouts into a lover of them. The secret is bacon fat. I know, I know bacon fat??!???  But before you decide this isn’t for you, look at the recipe. Make ahead:  I blanch the brussel sprouts two days before and stored them the
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27 November, 2013

Brie and Ham Crostini

Brie and Ham Crostini
Posted in : Appetizers, Entertaining on by : Pamela Reynoso

  This is a nice easy topping to add to your toasted crostini (bread). What you need: Toast Brie Ham: I used a nice lunch meat Grainy Mustard Place some brie on the toast, add some pieces of ham and top with a small drop of mustard. Could it be any easier!