Every so often we just want to have an easy snack night. We might make a few of own snacks from scratch but when we are really lazy we’ll just grab some veggies or frozen chicken nuggets, fries, egg rolls, you name it. We always have to have a great […]
This pizza sauce recipe came from playing around with several versions of New York sauce recipes we discovered. After a while we found this one seemed to mimic the best we have had once we added the right amount of fennel seed. If you make our dough and cover it […]
White Sauce Ziti
We often want a white sauce option when we have Italian dinners. This desire eventually forced us to put together a recipe that compliments our traditional lasagna or spaghetti recipes.
Special 5 Cheese Lasagna, or is it Basagna?
This is the best lasagna recipe I was able to secure over the years, and it reminds me of a story. When our kids and grandkids were younger we often took the whole family to Orlando. One year we stayed at The Portifino. After a long day at Universal, we […]
This is one of our family recipes, and our family just loves crab cakes. We found far too many restaurants served bad ones, which were too expensive and frankly, devoid of crab. Our solution was to experiment until we found the ones we could love, and included a Louis Sauce […]
Carolina Barbeque Sauce
Now this is a true Southern Sauce. It is vinegar based and tangy, quite unlike our Bourbon Barbeque Sauce recipe. We like this particularly on our smoked ribs, and it adds a bit more of a spicy flavor. Many folks South of the Mason Dixon line prefer this flavor, though […]
Bourbon Barbeque Sauce
This has become our favorite sweet sauce for all smoked meats. It also works great with our meatballs and chicken wings as appetizers. We developed this by experimenting with many of the soda based recipes, knowing that the addition of a good bourbon would intensify the flavor in the sauce.
Spaghetti with Marinara Sauce
I think we experimented more with this recipe than any other, over the last 40 years. The trick was to get the sauce to a point where the sweet and spicy blend came through, with lower acid tomatoes. We make large portions and freeze the sauce for future use. In […]