Raspberry Cream Cheese Custard Pie

NOTE: This raspberry pie is a delightful mix between a cheese and custard filling.  It is delicious either warm or cooled.  The sour cream and whipped topping along with the fresh raspberries only add to the goodness.   

Caponata (Marinated Eggplant Compost)

NOTE:  Caponata is a Sicilan dish consisting mainly of eggplant and other vegetables.  A compote that can be used as an appetizer, or to accompany meat or fish entrées.  If you love eggplant, you will love this.

Bagna Cauda

NOTE:  Bagna Cauda originated in Provence, France.  However, it has been associated with the Piedmont region of Italy since the  16th century.  A wonderful hot dip consisting of olive oil, butter, garlic and anchovies.  Used to dip various vegetables, and titbits of  crusty Italian bread. …

Pasta With Fresh Tomatoes & Basil

NOTE:  This dish is so delightful in the summer when fresh basil and fresh tomatoes are available.  It only takes the time to boil the pasta, and everything else just falls into place. It is so good, one could easily become addicted. 

Mr. Peppers Rises High

Mr. Peppers, as many of you know by now, will be 2 years old on February 7 of this year. We plan to have a birthday party for him with his favorite food which is anything I am cooking at the time. Since he loves…