Wednesday, July 22, 2009

honeyed cantaloupe sorbet

2 quart containers of chunked cantaloupe(should be able to find at your grocery store or you can chunk yourself)
8oz of your favorite honey

Puree cantaloupe on food processor. While processor is running pour in honey and process until completely smooth.
Freeze in ice cream maker according to manufacturers instructions.

*i made this for a party last night and it was a huge hit. The honey complements the cantaloupe so well!

Thursday, July 16, 2009



24oz. Grape tomatoes
1/2 red onion rough chop
2 cloves garlic
1/2c. grated parmesan cheese
1/4c. Fresh basil
S & P to taste
Pinch of sugar
1Tbsp. Balsamic vinegar reduction

1. Place garlic and onion in food processor, blend until finely chopped
2. Add remaining ingredients and pulse several times until everything is finely chopped
3.Serving suggestion: Spoon onto toasted bread, sprinkle with parmesan and bake until cheese is golden. Or, serve with bruscetta pasta(recipe follows)


1 whole pounded chicken breast
14oz. Cooked angel hair pasta
2c. Bruscetta mixture
S&P To taste
1oz.balsamic glaze

1.Heat grill to 400F place chicken on grill at a 45 degree angle.cook about 2-3 min and then turn chicken the other way at a 45 degree angle to acheive nice grill marks. Cook another 2-3 min and then flip and cook until no longer pink. (Grill marks aren't necessary on this side) remove from heat.
2. Meanwhile in a saute pan heat bruschetta mixture until hot and toss with cooked angel hair.
3. Plate pasta and top with grilled chicken
4. Drizzle the balsamic reduction over chicken and garnish with a sprig of basil if desired(a squeeze bottle works best for drizzling the balsamic reduction)

*to make balsamic reduction simply place desired amount of balsamic vinegar in a suaucepan over med heat and reduce about 3/4 or until desired consistency is reached. It will thicken more upon cooling so be careful not to over reduce.

My version of Spaghetti alla Carbonara

I know, it's different. I sauteed pancetta with diced zucchini and addded it to a creamy red sauce with a sunny side up egg to top it off. YUM!!!

Rosario's is closed : (

Rosario's in Edgehill Village has unfortunately closed its doors. Being a Los Angeles native i have found decent Mexican restaurants to be sparse in Nashville. Rosario's was one of the good ones and I am very sad to see them go. They had some of the best fish tacos I have ever had and excellent Sangria and Cheese Dip. I even have a coupon for a free entree for my birthday that I never got to use. At least there is still Sol in downtown Franklin to satisfy my cravings for California style Mexican food.

*If there are any restaurants you think I should try please let me know and I will write a review on it. I love finding new places to eat!!!!!