Tiramisu I asked my son Michael what he wanted for his Birthday dessert, "Tiramisu" he said without hesitation. I made this on a whim, caring about textures and taste with each step. The next morning there was none left. Not being a coffee fan, I made some of it soaked in Limoncello with fresh blueberries in a decorative compote, nice!!!
Garden Torte Layers of garden fresh vegetables, herbed cheese and caramelized onions- topped with seasoned panko crumbs and zucchini flower bits. Unlike other tortes, this has no eggs or butter. The exciting flavors of the pure vegetables stand out. Do not be worried that the cheese mixture seems a little salty- it melds beautifully with the vegetables.
APPLE BACON BLUE CHEESE MELTS This mimics my mother-in-law’s Shrimp Melt recipe and was concocted for friends and family that have allergies to shrimp. Delicious party sized treats of apples, bacon and bubbly cheeses. Oh yes this is another often requested recipe.
MOMMA'S MEATBALLS My mother makes the best tomato sauce and meatballs. Her meatballs are tender and tastes very italian. My father would often sneak a meatball or two right out of the frying pan, I followed suit. Technique is important here. Handling the meat lightly yet mixing evenly is the key to a lighter moist meatball, Pressing too hard will make it dense and bouncy. Even though fresh garlic seems a must in meatballs, it doesn’t agree with me and I rely on the tomato sauce ...