Easy Mexican Dinner

  Ingredients for Quesadillas   4 – 8″ or 10″ flour tortillas 1 1/3 cups cups shredded Monterey Jack cheese or half sharp cheddar or if you like a little heat, the Monterey Jack with peppers   Heat a non-stick pan on medium with about 2 Tbsp. canola oil Place the tortilla in the pan and […]

4th of July BBQ

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I don’t care what anyone says, a charcoal grill is the way to go. Sure the propane grill is easy but it just doesn’t have that grilled flavor. You know what I mean even if you don’t want to admit it.

Okay, I assume you have […]

Shrimp Ravioli with Roasted Red Pepper Sauce

This past Saturday night, I was thinking about what to have for dinner. I was thinking, pasta and shrimp. I had frozen shrimp and I had pasta in the house but that didn’t sound so thrilling. So I started looking around my frig and in my cupboards. I came up with, besides the shrimp, […]

Rudy Yaccabucci’s Hot Peppers (passed down to Bud Martin)

When my husband was a boy, he used to visit his next door neighbor, Rudy Yaccabucci, so he could eat his hot peppers with garlic in oil. We were recently visiting my sister in Ocean Grove and as a present (knowing she likes these hot peppers) brought her a jar. The picture was […]

Tomato Salads – Bacon, Lettuce and Tomato Salad

You don’t have to feel guilty about the bacon in this BLT. DRESSING                                                      

Whisk together:                                                                                                                                    

2 T  mayonnaise                                                                  

1 garlic clove, minced                                                                                                                         

1/4 c. olive oil

2 T  parmesean cheese, grated                                                                                                                                         

S&P to taste

SALAD 

1  lb. tomatoes, cored and cut into chunks

1 ripe but […]

Recipes with Herbs from your garden (Sage)

I grow my herbs in pots outside of  my back door, by my kitchen. Judy Sage

Although there are about 100 species of sage commercially available in the united States, the one that makes it into the kitchen is probably Salvia Officinalis, a shrubby plant native to the Mediterranean. Growing to almost 2 […]

Easy Tomato Sauce

6 or 7 large plum tomatoes, chopped                                                                                                                              

1 large onion, chopped

5 or 6 cloves garlic, chopped

1/2 cup red wine

Dried or fresh oregano, basil and/or fennel

salt and pepper

Saute chopped onions and garlic in 3 Tbsp. olive oil until translucent.

Add the wine and cook until it boils for about 2 […]

Eggplant Parmesan

Yesterday, my neighbor Carol brought us a bunch of eggplants and peppers from her brother’s garden. Right away I thought, eggplant Parmesan. Luckily it was not a hot day, as a matter of fact earlier in the day it was pretty cool here down at the shore. We were getting rain from Hurricane Danny as […]