Month: August 2020


Fresh Summer Corn Salad

This Fresh Summer Corn Salad combines grilled corn and zucchini, red bell peppers and fresh basil with crispy bacon in one delicious salad.  When corn is in season we all love to simply eat it on the cob, but there are many other ways to prepare fresh corn and this […]


Kale, Apple and Pomegranate Salad

This Kale, Apple and Pomegranate Salad is always a favorite with our friends and family.  This is a version of salad that I enjoyed a Emeril’s Table 10 restaurant in Las Vegas. Kale, Apple and Pomegranate Salad is healthy and delicious The kale is hearty, while the apple is fresh […]


Pizza Dough

Pizza Dough can be formed into many shapes and sizes. This is my favorite since it is thin and crispy, similar to a Roman style pizza crust. Joe’s favorite Milwaukee Pizza place Joe grew up in Milwaukee where there is a large Italian and Sicilian population. Milwaukee has a lot […]


Basic Italian Tomato Sauce

Everyone should know how to make a basic Italian tomato sauce! This tomato sauce is extremely versatile and easy to make. Basic Italian Tomato Sauce is an essential sauce A good basic Italian tomato sauce can be used as is or as a base for cooking other dishes. You can […]


Moroccan Spice Mix

This Moroccan spice mix is great on pork, chicken and vegetables. I make a big batch of it so I always have it on hand. It adds a nice exotic flavor to my Moroccan Couscous. The cumin provides an earthliness; the paprika some spice and the cinnamon a warming flavor. […]


Empanada Dough

Empanadas with homemade Empanada Dough are very popular with my friends and family.  We enjoy them with all kinds of different fillings.  I like to fill them with ground beef, shredded pork, or chilis and cheese.  I’ve even made a chicken pot pie empanada!  I like to make a batch or two […]