Peach Balsamic Chicken

If you are having guests over, this dish sounds like you have skills beyond the norm. In actuality, it is simple, quick, and tastes like summer on an Italian vineyard; absolutely bursting with ripe peach and tangy balsamic. Major bonus, if you are trying to eat clean, this is your meal!

Cranberry Pinwheels

This is a play off of that delicious salad that seems to be everywhere.  The Feta Cheese makes this recipe work!  I like this appetizer, because it can sit without attention and hold its shape, color, temperature!  If you don’t want to bring a crockpot, worry about heating things..this is your appetizer!      …

Kicked up Sliders

Yield: 6-8 sliders Prep time: 5 minutes Bake time: 20 minutes Ingredients: 1 lb beef 1 T Montreal Steak Seasoning 10 butter crackers crushed 1/4 french fried onions 2 T dill relish 2 T spicy mustard 2 T worchestershire 1 T minced garlic 1/2 C Shredded Cheddar Cheese 1 T olive oil salt and pepper…

Yellow Cake with Swiss Buttercream

These two work so well together because the egg yolks are used in the cake recipe and the egg whites are used in the Swiss Buttercream.   Please note that you can use, either cake flour or all purpose flour.  We learn substitutions in class, cake flour is one! We did this as a two day…

Meatballs and Sauce

Most of my friends know my parents own a restaurant, Italian, in Upstate NY; Pierri’s Central Restaurant in Painted Post, NY.  All Italians make sauce, no two Italians make the same sauce! My Aunts, Uncles, Cousins, everyone in my family can cook..WE ARE ITALIAN! This is a compilation of a few recipes; My Grandmother, Mary…

Fudge Crinkle Cookies

This is my go-to Christmas cookie recipe. Nutella is the most divine indulgence ever created! I love this gooey, yumminess! Perfection is found in this recipe; it has a little crunch, then you hit the fudge center…ohhh man…seriously my favorite for years..maybe even decades! We make these and Pizzelles every year at my house. Although……..

Class Stir Fry..with options

Chicken (or Shrimp) Stir Fry This recipe goes quickly once you start the actual cooking, so it is important to have your “prep” in order. In class, we measure and chop all ingredients, and assemble them before we start cooking.  This is called Mise en’ Place..translation…everything in it’s place! This is also a great meal to…