Seasoned cabbage rolls with beef and rice

I remember eating and loving the flavor of  stuffed cabbage as a child. As I faintly recall, the rolls were thick, the nearly translucent cooked cabbage was  smothered in a red sauce that dripped off the sides; it tasted  slightly sweet, but not too much.  I know I loved the combination  of moist beef and…

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…