No Cook Pasta Sauce

It is just me home for dinner tonight and I decided to make a quick pasta dish.

I scourged the fridge and came up with the following ingredients.

Half ball of Buffalo Mozzarella

1 clove chopped garlic

2 slices of Italian Proscuitto thinly sliced

Six Cherry  Tomatoes halved

Handful of Arugula 

1/2 cup good quality Olive Oil

Cooked and drained Farfalloni Pasta

Mix  the above ingredients in a bowl and add salt and pepper to taste.  Serve with freshly grated Parmesan Cheese.




French Onion Soup with Parmesan Garlic Bread

For years I have made the same French Onion Soup.  I bought his new cookbook last week and decided to give this recipe below a try.  I am making the full recipe and I will freeze the leftovers for another dinner in a few weeks.  This should be perfect for this cool rainy day.

Allow lots of time for this soup.  I used my Cuisinart to save myself some time and tears with all of the onions that had to be sliced.






Brown Sugar Pumpkin Pie

Years ago I purchased Martha Stewart’s Pies and Tarts Book.  This is one of my go-to cookbooks when making pies.  Below is the recipe for my favorite pumpkin pie.

After all the years I have been making this pie I realized that using my largest Pyrex measuring cup would make pouring the filling into the pie shell a lot easier and a lot less messy.

The recipe didn’t call for it, but I did an egg wash on the crimped portion of the pie and also on the decorative pumpkins.

I like this pie well-chilled so I usually bake it the day before I plan to serve it.



Mrs. Miller’s Dill Pickles

I received some dill weed flower in my farm box last week.  I thought I was finished making pickles for this year, but hated to waste it.  Must be kismet because I was flipping through my Simply Good cookbook and it opened to the recipe below.  I bought more baby cucumbers and got out my canning jars.

I halved this recipe because how many dill pickles does one really need?