Sausage, ricotta, and mozzarella–a baked cannelloni casserole

No one in my household was Italian, no one cooked Italian food, (neither my mother, who never cooked, or our live-in maid), no Italian heritage oozes through my genes. However, everyone loved Italian food. To this day, from childhood memories and taste buds which take me back, I remember that my two younger siblings and…

Oven-baked, Broccoli-cheese Wild Rice Casserole

A friend shared this recipe with me and I instantly liked i, since it called for wild rice, which I had not eaten in nearly fifty years! And recently, after cooking many beef, chicken, pasta and sausage dishes, I felt ready for something mostly vegetarian. However too, I often like to switch up ingredients in…

Sesame-Paprika, herb-cheddar biscuits

I had planned to write this biscuit recipe several days ago. However, I was busy in the kitchen with other baking and cooking projects, plus participating in a Chinese cooking event with a dessert. For a group of passionate cooks, I fried sesame balls to celebrate The Year of the Pig, to honor the Chinese…