Category: European – West

Spicy Italian Meatball Sandwich

Spicy Italian Meatball Sandwich

With fall and winter coming, a hot sandwich is in order. Spicy Italian Meatball Sandwich will fire up your taste buds with the spicy kick from the spicy Italian sausage and meaty ground chicken with gooey cheese inside and around it. Hot marinara sauce keeps everything warm and hot as it is nestled inside a fresh French baguette.

Herbed Zucchini slices with Ricotta Dipping Sauce

Herbed Zucchini slices with Ricotta Dipping Sauce

This recipe came about because I had a large zucchini from my garden and I didn’t want it to go to waste. I love fried breaded zucchini, one of my favorites. I had left over ricotta cheese from a competition 2 days before and I didn’t want to waste it, so…. you guessed it.. my recipe was born! I fried up the zucchini and make a spicy dipping sauce with the ricotta, olive oil and Italian spices. It was gone in no time, so I guess this experiment was a big success. Not all recipes turn out that way, so I was happy to hit a home run with this one!

Finnish Biscuit

Finnish Biscuit

This is a family recipe that my grandmother handed down to me. My grandmother’s family immigrated from Finland to Minnesota and with them came their recipes. Ever since I was a little girl I loved to visit my grandma to help her make and have some of her Finnish Biscuit. Finnish Biscuit is a delicious loaf of bread with a cinnamon and sugar swirl on the inside. It is best toasted and with a layer of your favorite butter on top.

Fennel Vichyssoise

Fennel Vichyssoise

Who said soups were only for cold or rainy days.
This Fennel Vichyssoise is great served hot, warm, or cold.

Soups are a great way to sneak in veggies for any picky eaters big or small.

Jarred Strawberry Rhubarb Cake

Jarred Strawberry Rhubarb Cake

Sour from the rhubarb, sweet from the strawberry, dry from the cake, and creamy from the whip cream.

Cute, small, and prefect for any after dinner treat, or whenever you feel the need to eat one of these.

Queen Margherita Potato Frittata

Queen Margherita Potato Frittata

I created this recipe using one of my favorite comfort foods, potatoes. I turned this Italian dish into a frittata. I also topped this frittata with ingredients from a Margherita Pizza, creating a whole different recipe.

Brimstone Bread

Brimstone Bread

This shockingly pitch black and fire red bread looks just like a glowing coal of brimstone. Made from hearty white bread topped with a crunchy layer of rice bread, these are guaranteed to be the highlight of any dinner spread.