crispy parmesan hashbrown rounds

you know when you need a side dish that has to be the perfect combination of salty and crispy? these, my dears, are your answer. these go great with a grill-out night, with burgers or chicken, or you can be weird and serve them with tacos like i did the other night. hey, i had…

arancini mac & cheese

arancini is a masterpiece of italian cooking, and is one of those divine things we get to experience in life on earth. in italian, arancini means “little oranges”. they are small fried balls of oozy, cheesy risotto with a gorgeous, crispy outside. as glorious as they may be, they are a rare thing i will not…

pesto turkey burgers

ahhh, pesto. there isn’t much that i wouldn’t enjoy if it has pesto on it. the little she and i were on a road trip recently and we stopped at a friend’s house on the way for the night. my dear sweet friend made us a wonderful dinner that night (i seriously expected delivery pizza…

baked parmesan romano chicken

this is my favorite, all-time, go-to recipe for chicken parmesan (courtesy martha stewart magazine, years ago, and as usual edited by yours truly just a bit). it is light and crunchy, thanks to the panko breading (my edit, sorry martha) and has so much delicious, italian flavor. it’s probably the red wine vinegar… i’ll eat…