NO KNEAD ITALIAN HERBS AND CHEESE BREAD

NO KNEAD ITALIAN HERBS AND CHEESE BREAD

I just love these no-knead bread recipes. Sure, they still take time. But ultimately, they are easier to make and require less active time than traditional bread recipes.  HERBS AND CHEESE, OH MY!  This particular bread recipe features Italian seasoning and cheese, a...
LENTIL SALAD WITH ROASTED TOMATOES

LENTIL SALAD WITH ROASTED TOMATOES

Castelluccio lentils from Umbria are tiny brownish jewels with a delicate flavor and a wonderfully tender texture. Like Puy lentils, they don’t disintegrate in the cooking, which makes them ideal for salads. You can get them from Italian or gourmet markets,...
Israeli Bruschetta with Urfa Pepper

Israeli Bruschetta with Urfa Pepper

This recipe is from one of my all-time favorite restaurants, Olio in St. Louis. I’ve spent many afternoons and evenings sipping craft cocktails and noshing on this unbelievable bruschetta. What is Urfa pepper?  You’ve probably never heard of Urfa Biber, or as it is...
THE TWO CENTS COCKTAIL

THE TWO CENTS COCKTAIL

I just love a smokey mezcal. So, when I saw that this cocktail featured both tequila and mezcal, I immediately jumped on board.  A PERFECTLY BALANCED DRINK  I realize some people might not love a smokey note in their drink as much as I do. However, this well-balanced...

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