Pasticho Venezolana, aka Lasagne Bolognese aka Pasticciata Bolognese aka The Real Italian Lasagna

If you are looking for a standard american lasagne, this recipe is not for you. It is, however, the food of my memories. One of my absolutely all-time favorite dishes.  A traditional Italian lasagna, which relies on a great ragu … Continue reading

Fig, Orange & Pecan Conserve

  Fig, Orange, & Pecan Conserve About this conserve (or jam):  What makes a jam a conserve?  Apparently, if you have two or more fruits in jam, it is a conserve, much like the Balsamic Cherry Tomato and Onion Conserve.  … Continue reading

Roasted Garlic Pasta Sauce

I think this will make a great marinara for my daughter. This whole venture came about because of her. Ever since she was a toddler, I’ve tried to get her to try to eat ravioli. Well, Hurricane Katrina happened about … Continue reading

Braised Cassoulet Beans with Leftover Smoked Pork

  Cassoulet is one of the most revered and talked about great French dishes.  If you are tackling French food, as one approaches a genre of foods to master, Cassoulet is probably on that list of dishes to master. If … Continue reading