Two Mostly Make-Ahead Festive Holiday Dinners

Planning a dinner party menu, for me, is like figuring out an outfit to wear for a special occasion; so many choices but nothing comes together. The (such-a-deal) taupe sheath with a metallic band is very cool but none of my shoes are right. And accessories? Don’t even go there. The Baked Quince stuffed with Ground Lamb and Currants is festive but I’m stumped about a side dish. And dessert? Forget about it....more

Meatball Mummies

Halloween is approaching and with it comes a frightfully howling wind filled with ghouls, witches, goblins, tricks and these tasty treats … Meatball Mummies. I’m dying from the cuteness factor alone....more

Meatballs, Southern Italian Style

These meatballs are easy to prepare, the ingredients are affordable, and it’s the ideal meal for lunch or dinner. Your family will love it so much that you’ll want to make these often....more
fried meatballs!? yumMY!!more

Roasted Mushrooms

The depth of flavour you get when roasting mushrooms is incredible. This is a simple recipe that presents as refined. This is also a great side for any occasion. http://lisagcooks.com/lisa-g-news/roasted-mushrooms/ ...more

Peeling Back Lasagna's Layers for National Lasagna Day! Don't miss this recipe from my Southern Italian Kitchen.

When it comes to the perfect casserole dish, baked lasagna tops my list. This dish of alternating layers of pasta sheets, topped with a flavorful sauce and cheese, is easy to assemble, tastes delicious and is always a crowd-pleaser....more

Summertime recipe takes advantage of the season’s strawberry crop

With summer in the air, I’m yearning for strawberries hand-picked from a local farm or fresh from the farmers market. These luscious strawberries taste even sweeter when roasted with balsamic vinegar and paired with a creamy mascarpone filling....more

Lemon Blueberry Tiramisu

Tiramisu. The word alone makes me salivate with excitement!I’ve always been a huge fan of desserts that consist of layers. Whether it’s a chocolate trifle, the rich, yet painstakingly involved, Baklava, or those sweet 7-layer bars. However, there’s something about Tiramisu that just makes it irresistible....more

Fall Wedding 2014 - Michigan

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The Best Lasagna you will ever eat in your Life

If I had to choose my ‘signature’ dish, I wouldn’t be able to, but this recipe would definitely be a consideration.  First thing I should point out, I don’t put a béchamel sauce like traditional lasagna recipes.  I personally find it makes the lasagna too heavy.  Trust me this is healthy and with a few wise choices this meal is (almost) guilt free....more