Megan’s Over-stuffed Eggplant

This one is a Schnurr Family staple. Even those of us that aren't fond of eggplant can not get enough!  Hope you enjoy. 3 Eggplants 1.5 Red bell peppers 1 Zucchini 1 Yellow Squash 1 Large yellow onion 1.5 lb Ground turkety 2 cups grated parmesan cheese 2 cups Bread...

Pork Tenderloin with Carrot Romesco

Pork Tenderloin with Carrot Romesco

 Here's a little gem we found on Epicurious. Rather than re-type it I’ll just include the link.  We were probably a little heavier on the spices but otherwise stuck to the recipe on this one and it turned out yummy!  Enjoy!  ...

Chicken Thighs w/ Pancetta and Balsamic Vinegar

Chicken Thighs w/ Pancetta and Balsamic Vinegar

Here's another winner from my friend Kenny Polcari! You will need: Diced Pancetta 8 Chicken thighs skinless (boneless is your choice) Onion, chopped Garlic, chopped Red wine- 1/2 cup or so 1 can diced tomato + some tomato paste Rosemary -chopped fresh or dry Thyme...

Karen’s Sweet Potato and Caramelized Onion Pizza

Karen’s Sweet Potato and Caramelized Onion Pizza

My sister, Karen, was visiting and treated us to one of her family favorites. & if you like this one- ask me about the corn and prosciutto pizza that I neglected to get pictures of!!         Ingredients: 1-2 Sweet Potatoes 2-3 Onions Pesto Mozzarella Cheese Pizza...

Tom’s Baked Brie

Another simple appetizer that you have probably done before but so yummy that I thought I would give you my version of Baked Brie.

Mom’s Chicken Parmigiana

With apologies to my Italian readers- we have no Italian in our family, but my mother has been making delicious Chicken Parmigiana for many years.  I’ve tried on my own, but it was never quite right until I spoke to her and she says the key is to slice the chicken...

Tom’s Won Ton Crisps

Tom’s Won Ton Crisps

This is a simple recipe given to me by my friend, Norma, after I ate almost every chip that she brought to a party.  I understand these are not uncommon, but I have never had them before and I loved them. ***warning- you need to make a pledge to yourself NOT to sample...

Rosemary & Caraway Shortbread

This is a great and simple recipe for the holidays. Feel free to increase or decrease the spice to your taste! Also- shortbread dough can be made up to a month in advance and pulled out when needed.

Tom’s Jambalaya

Tom’s Jambalaya

This is such a staple in our home that I thought I had posted it already, but I do not think I did.  There are probably a million ways to make Jambalaya and this one has no claim to authenticity or New Orleans.  In fact, my good friend Lisa from Yuma, AZ gave this to...

Old Bay Fried Chicken

Old Bay Fried Chicken

Fried chicken...how can this go wrong?  (don't answer that) While this isn’t an original recipe, I’ve amalgamated a few recipes to arrive here so I am not going to credit any specifically. First, let’s discuss the brine-    brine is nice for the texture but invariably...