The Loon Favorites

Carrot Cake with Macadamia Nuts and Crystallized Ginger

Carrot Cake with Macadamia Nuts and Crystallized Ginger

This is yet another slight twist on everyone’s favorite cake…Carrot Cake.  The Loon has requested this version…carrot cake with macadamia nuts and crystallized ginger…many…

rav glam

Taste of Fall Ravioli: Butternut Squash Infused Pasta Stuffed With Sauteed Wild Mushrooms, Goat Cheese and White Truffle Oil in a Brown Butter Sage Sauce

If there ever was a dish that you wanted to emulate Fall, as well impress your guests to the hilt…make this for them.  …

cream of broccoli soup

Cream of Broccoli Soup

Slow-cooking the vegetables, pureeing them, and then adding in the super silky voulte sauce sends this soup through the roof.  In a word: AMAZING!…

Med pizza 2

Mediterranean Pizza

Oh boy…okay…the Loon and I were going out to have dinner tonight, because its a beaufiful night here near Princeton, NJ.  But, we were…

Pep and Sausage Pizza

The Loon’s Favorite Pizza

Homemade pizza dough and sauce with his favorite toppings (Italian meats, basil and parmesan), makes for a happy Loon… Pizza Dough (use a bread…

Shrimp Salad

Grilled Shrimp, Corn & Avocado Salad with Cilantro Dressing

Grilled Shrimp, Corn & Avocado Salad with Cilantro Dressing This is always a crowd favorite.  Really, really fresh…and just so dang delicious. INGREDIENTS: 1/2…

Restaurant-Quality Nachos

Joe T. Garcia’s Nachos

Inspired by the amazing nachos at the infamous Joe T. Garcias in Fort Worth, TX. And just remember…if someone tries to steal your nacho…

BLT

The Best BLT with Homemade Cole Slaw

This is summer at its best.  Be sure to get tomatoes and cabbage from your local farm! BLT: 1 lb sliced black pepper bacon…

Big Pork

Roasted Pork Loin Stuffed With Spinach, Pine Nuts, Proscuitto & Fontina Cheese

This takes some time…but it is truly amazing.  Wonderful with polenta or roasted garlic whipped potatoes. Fresh spinach, blanched and finely chopped in a…