Limoncello is an Italian lemon liqueur produced mainly in Southern Italy and served as an after dinner/dessert drink. It is served chilled in small glasses (a shot glass will work if you don't have specialty glasses).


As an appetizer and dip, hummus is traditionally scooped with flatbread (such as pita) but you can also use chips or crackers. I particularly like to use baked pita chips. Hummus can also be used as a sandwich spread.

Bananas Foster

Bananas Foster is a New Orleans (and worldwide) favorite. It was created in 1951 by chef Paul Blange of Brennan's Restaurant in New Orleans, and named for Richard Foster, a friend of the owner and frequent customer of the restaurant.

Winter Hot and Sweet Ribs

These ribs are made in your oven, so no need to wait for nice weather. The sweetness plus just the right amount of spice makes for a perfect combination.

Artichoke Fritta

This tasty appetizer is always a favorite. Be sure to have a stack of cocktail napkins handy, as these tasty squares will leave your fingers a bit greasy (tasty, but greasy).

Caesar Salad Dressing

Nothing beats a good Caesar salad, and a good dressing is essential. There seems to be a trend towards "safer" Caesar salad dressings, leaving out the raw egg. This isn't one of those recipes. Use at your own risk (and enjoyment!)