Panna Cotta

Talk about heated topics. We’ve suggested to our children that they tread lightly when discussing hot topics such as religion, politics and mother’s age. I guess we’ll have to add Panna Cotta to the list. While innocently surfing for recipes, I recently stumbled upon just such a debate. Panna Cotta means “cooked cream” in Italian,…

Red Wine Pomegranate Juice Granita

Yes more about Granita. It’s so easy and for some reason everyone flips out when the they see it for the first time and every time after that. The bottom line is that you can make it with anything. I usually have a dark red on hand and you can boil that (or not) freeze…

Granita to the Rescue

Puree your favorite fruit together or boil it on top of the stove with some wine and a bit of sugar as needed -not all fruit was born equally sweet. Put it in the freezer and  scrape it with a fork every hour or so until it’s frozen. It’s perfectly refreshing, especially after a heavy…

Thanksgiving

I feel super guilty for not posting my Thanksgiving recipes before Thanksgiving, so just think of this as a head start for next year. Things I’ve learned: Putting herbs, fresh or dry under the skin of the bird makes a huge difference (details to follow) Adding Earth Balance or olive oil under the skin with the…

Pumpkin Pie Pick Me Ups

I don’t choose to be a control freak. Nor am I proud to be one; however, when my friend insisted on bringing pumpkin pie to our Thanksgiving Feast, my heart sunk.  See, her people are under the impression that her pumpkin pie rocks and I’m not about to call them derogatory names, online. How could I,…