Category: Signature Recipes

Simone's Famous Italian Meatballs

Simone’s Famous Italian Meatballs

I created these meatballs in the early 1970's & have never changed the original recipe because they've always gotten rave reviews. A bit labor intensive, but actually fun to make & well worth the effort. Once you taste these, mellowed in pasta sauce, you'll think you've gone to Italian heaven!

Yield: approximately 36 meatballs - serves 18 to 36

Quinoa with Chicken & Roasted Vegetable Medley

Quinoa with Chicken & Roasted Vegetable Medley

When I discovered quinoa in 2009 I became hooked on this healthy, ancient grain. Shortly after that I created this recipe which became one of my favorite meals & Signature Recipes!

Serves: 3

Pomegranate Pistachio Quinoa

Pomegranate Pistachio Quinoa

A kick of spice, a burst of tang, a hint of sweetness & a nice bit of crunch makes this dish simply awesome & one you'll want to make over & over again. It even makes a fantastic, healthy, anytime snack. Because of it's color scheme this makes a perfect, healthy addition to your Christmas holiday table. Your family & guests are going to love it!

Serves: 4 as a side dish or 2 for a light meal

Thai Pork & Bananas

Thai Pork & Bananas

Before you say "eeeew! pork & bananas?".... know that everyone says that! However, once they taste this magnificent dish, they'll be begging you for the recipe. This is one of my Signature Dishes that I'm very proud of & love to eat. The pork is unbelievably tender, the sauce is wonderfully tasty & creamy and the bananas add just a bit of sweetness.

Serve this on a bed of Jasmine Rice, which adds a slightly nutty flavor to the mix. Believe me, you'll be making this dish for years to come. It also freezes beautifully!

Serves: 6 to 8

New Mexico Chili

New Mexico Chili

Just about everyone who has created their own chili recipe, fusses over it, tweaks it over many years & keeps it a secret. Mine is no different... I started creating this recipe in the mid 1970's & have changed it many times over the years. Now I'm going to share my Signature Chili Recipe with you... enjoy!

Serves: Approximately 10 to 12

Refried Beans

Refried Beans

Everyone who's ever tasted these has commented that these are the best refried beans they ever tasted, so hopefully you'll love them too!

Yield: 3 - 1 cup servings

Green Greens Salad with Basil Ranch Dressing

Green Greens Salad with Basil Ranch Dressing

I created this salad in the mid 1970's for an "Ecology Themed" pot luck dinner. Over the years it has evolved to incorporate more modern & healthful ingredients and has become my Signature Salad Dish. It's an especially fun salad for St. Patrick's Day & Earth Day.

Za'atar Chicken & Pasta Salad

Za’atar Chicken & Pasta Salad

Za'atar is a spice blend found in many Middle Eastern dishes & is uniquely earthy, savory & extremely aromatic. This dish I created is very popular at my house. I mostly serve it in the spring, summer & early fall months, as it is at it's best when served barely warm or at room temperature.

Serves: 2

Shiitake Ginger Chicken

Shiitake Ginger Chicken

Earthy & creamy is the best way to describe this delectable meal. You can prepare everything in advance, cover & refrigerate, then cook it up in no time at all. In my house there's never any leftovers... what does that tell you?!

Serves: 2 to 3

Healthy Chicken Salad

Healthy Chicken Salad

This recipe has a lot of ingredients, but comes together quickly & makes a great summertime meal. This also makes 4 to 5 delicious chicken salad sandwiches on your favorite bread. Whenever possible use organic ingredients.

Serves: 2 to 3