Stuffed Chuck Roast with Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Since I got the big enameled cast iron pots, I’ve been on a roasting kick, chicken, pork and a lot chuck so I decided to try something a little different than the usual pot roast or beef bourgionon and do a stuffed version.  Keeping with my plan to report the...

Apple Cherry Strudel

When I was in my twenties, I was friends with an elderly woman from Yugoslavia who made her own phyllo dough.  It was amazing to watch as she took a small lump of dough and using her just her thumb and fingers, turned it into one large sheet as big as a table-cloth...

Pasta Fagioli inspired by Olive Garden – Party/Freezer size

Even though I know it isn’t very authentic I really enjoy the Olive Garden’s soup and bread sticks lunch, which led me to make my own version of the soup at home.  Of course it isn’t exactly the same as I tend to make my soups more substantial to the...