Grown-Up Fruit Punch

This is turned out to be so much more than I expected. Not sure what else to say about it except to describe the occasion of its making. First note : It’s completely up to you if you add alcohol – it doesn’t suffer with or without it. I forgot the seltzer, and didn’t notice,…

Ratatouille Polenta Pie

Make use of fresh herbs if you have them, but this can also be made in the middle of winter when you are starving for the summer sun. For this reason, I used dried herbs. The recipe can be made in three stages and with different choices (eggs optional). This is a “choose-your-own-adventure” meal. RATATOUILLE…

Veggie Caesar Salad Dip

MZN In the spirit of not heating up your kitchen unnecessarily, please draw your attention to blender dips. There are many dips out there, but few incorporate the added vegetables we all could use in our diets. This is my new favorite way to eat more veggies. If you have in the back of your…

Roasted Radicchio with Lamb and Rosemary Pomodoro Sauce

MZN …I collect recipes. Duh. But I especially appreciate those recipes that I can work through in stages. Weeknights are late nights, so I savor a dinner to feed the soul. So if all I have to do is combine things and toss them in a pot or in the oven, my tired spirit rejoices! …

Last Fruits Breakfast Crumble

MZN In a liquid measuring cup combine – 1/4 cup GRAND MARNIER, 1/4 cup ORANGE JUICE, 1 tablespoon LEMON JUICE, 1/2 cup GOLDEN RAISINS, 1/2 cup DRIED AND SWEETENED CRANBERRIES, 1 tsp. GRATED, FRESH GINGER. Let it all soak for 30 minutes. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. In a large bowl combine – 20 OZ….

Summer Corn Carbonara

Summer Corn Carbonara, MZN Put pasta water on to boil. Chop 6 slices of BACON in bite-sized pieces, saute until fat has been rendered and the pieces are slightly crispy. Add 1/2 an ONION, finely chop and cook in the bacon fat until golden. Turn the heat down to low. Remove kernels from 3 ears…

Making up for lost time…

Year of the Alpenglow, MZN This past holiday season, in a desperate flurry to provide my passionately supportive family and friends, I put together a Mozart’s Nose cookbook. I crafted it into a book on a popular photo printing website, printed ten copies and had the perfect gift. I see folks still occasionally visit this…