Showing posts from February, 2011

MY KITCHEN MY WORLD - Going to Italy this month

After visiting Italy last summer, I decided I wanted to learn to cook real Italian food. Not just spaghetti from a jar as most of us do here in the states. I have made this spaghetti sauce three times now and it never fails so I am posting it for the MKMW post this month.  This recipe came from the La Cucina Italiana Magazine and is a delicious bolognese sauce. It is not a difficult recipe - just takes a long while to simmer, but believe me it is worth it in the end.  I made it exactly as the recipe said, except I left off the milk at the end.  I know spaghetti is not very "creative" when it comes to Italian food, but to me it is the BEST Italian food there is.  I can't wait to see what the other cooks made for this month's journey to Italy.  Check them out here You can get the recipe here On another note, I won the give-a-way on MKMW that Andrea posted last month.  I wanted to show you all what I got

CEiMB - L.O.V.E. Wrap Sandwich

In this land of bloggers, you grow close to each other.  You are, after all, sharing your love of cooking and your life in the writings of your blog posts.  That's how friendships form - a common bond, right?  I feel that way about my friend, Joanne of Applecrumbles .  Joanne is the hostess this week for our Craving Ellie group.  Be sure to check out Joanne's blog.  She always makes everything look so delicious and her photos are outstanding.  Joanne has helped me a lot with food substitute recommendations and she always has very creative ideas.  I enjoy cooking with her. I was not excited about this sandwich however.  First, even though I love egg salad, I couldn't imagine egg salad with bell pepper and onion.  Secondly, Chandler does not eat bell pepper and onion so I knew he would not like it.  I figured I would make him a pepperless, onionless version. I cannot believe February is almost over, can you?  It seems like just yesterday we were celebrating 2011 coming in

TWD - Bourbon Bread Pudding

This week Sharon of Simply Southern chose Bourbon Bread Pudding for the Tuesdays with Dorie Group.  I have been under the weather this week so this will be short and sweet.   I will just say I love bread pudding.  Started with the driest bread ever.  I left out the bourbon in this however because I do not like the flavor.  I added a few chocolate chips to the mix.  Some whipped cream on top.  Everyone loves this. Cannot wait to see what the others did with this recipe.  Dorie never fails.