Join The Lil Chef and Myself on our "Food Adventures"! There will be recreations of "Old Classics", exploration of new Allergy Free products (as they come out), the making of my many food cravings, and testing of recipes. We are ALWAYS trying to raise awareness of food allergies & intolerances one post at a time. This page Gluten Free, Wheat Free, mostly Allergy Free, hopefully, one day Yeast Free, NO red meat, Dairy, and Lactose Free.
¾ pound fresh mozzarella, cut into small cubes (around 1¼ cups) (veggie or lactose free cheese, I like GoVeggie)
1 carrot, peeled and grated (around 1 cup)
1½ cups raw baby spinach, rinsed, dried and chopped
2 tablespoons parmesan cheese, grated or shredded (0% milkfat)
2 teaspoons olive oil
1 teaspoon plus 2 pinches salt (kosher salt)
1 teaspoon garlic powder
½ teaspoon pepper
1 pinch red pepper flakes, optional
Butter or cooking spray to grease a 9x13-inch baking dish
Heat the oven to 350°F and lightly grease a 9x13-inch baking dish.
Cook the shells:
Bring a large, lidded pot of water to a boil and add a pinch of salt plus 1 teaspoon of olive oil. Cook the shells according to the directions on the package minus 4 minutes, stirring occasionally, and drain. Place shells back into the pasta pot and pour remaining olive oil over the top. Stir and set aside.
Prepare the filling:
Into a large bowl, place the ricotta cheese, 1 tablespoon of the parmesan cheese, ¾ of the cubed mozzarella cheese, (around 1 cup) the grated carrot, sliced spinach, remaining salt, ground pepper, garlic powder, and red pepper flakes, if using. Mix together. Add the marinara sauce and stir until it is all combined. Taste and adjust spices as desired. Pour the filling over the pasta and stir together well.
Prepare the baking dish:
Pour the pasta and filling mixture into the greased baking dish. Top the pasta with the remaining mozzarella and parmesan cheeses. Cover with tin foil and bake for 25-28 minutes. Uncover and broil on low for 5 minutes, until browned.
Let cool for 5 minutes before slicing and enjoying.
Grilled Romaine Hearts with Caesar Vinaigrette
Yield: 4 Servings
Ingredients 2 Tbsp extra-virgin olive oil1 Tbsp fresh lemon juice1 small clove garlic, minced½ tsp Dijon mustard¼ tsp freshly ground black pepper2 Tbsp freshly grated Parmesan cheese (LF or non dairy, I like GOVeggie)salt to tasteOlive oil spray2 hearts of Romaine lettuce
Instructions In a small bowl, whisk together the oil, lemon juice, garlic, mustard, and pepper. Stir in the Parmesan cheese and season with salt to taste. You can alternately blend the mixture, parmesan cheese included, in a small food processor.Preheat the grill over medium-high heat. Oil the grill's surface. Remove any wilted outer leaves from the romaine hearts, then cut the hearts in half length-wise leaving the end intact so eac…
Hough Bakery By Gail Greenberg&Diane Rolfe Hough Bakery was an integral part of me and my family's lives, (most people in Cleveland for that matter) I was heartbroken when they closed. I have always remembered the cookies and doughnuts from this magical bakery. Their products were like nothing I had ever had before (and it was extra magical because I was so little/young) I have been searching for about 30 years for something similar - no luck... but, thank goodness there are a few recipes floating around the internet! Unfortunately even with Archie's being open, my food afflictions will not allow me to enjoy those old time favorites. Luckily, converting is what I do and that's what this site is about so I will switch some things around and see how it turns out! The recipe below is just ONE of my all time favorites, please enjoy! Memories of a signature blue-and-white, string-tied cake box filled with a streusel coffee cake, hot cross buns, sticky pecan rolls, coconut cho…