Cool Dishes & Quick Recipes

Wine, Cheese, and Dessert Menu..

Reference this menu for a perfect pairing with your favorite wine...

Enjoy ♥


Pomodoro Sauce Gnocchi


Add this exquisite recipe to your cook-book favorites! Pillows of heaven!
It is a savory and light pasta dish!
  • ¼ cup DeLallo extra virgin olive oil, plus 1 tablespoons
  • 4 stems fresh Italian flat leaf parsley
  • 4 stems fresh oregano
  • 2 stems fresh rosemary
  • 2 stems fresh basil, plus 2 more stems for garnish
  • ½ yellow onion, diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, pressed or minced
  • 1 28 ounce can DeLallo San Marzano tomatoes
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • Pinch of red pepper flakes
  • ¼ cup heavy cream (optional)
  • 1 16-ounce package DeLallo potato gnocchi
  • 8 ounces cherry size mozzarella balls, cut in half
  • ½ cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  1. Add ¼ cup olive oil to a 10-inch high sided sauté pan or a saucepan over medium heat. Add the parsley, oregano, rosemary and 2 stems of basil and cook for about 5 minutes or until the herbs become crisp. Remove the herbs and discard then add the onion and garlic to the oil, lowering the heat if needed so the onions cook gently and don’t brown. Cook until the onions are transparent, about 5-7 minutes, then crush the tomatoes with your hand and add to the pan with juice. Season with kosher salt, freshly ground black pepper and red pepper flakes and simmer for 30-40 minutes or until the sauce reduces and thicken, stirring occasionally. Stir in the heavy cream and remove from the heat.
  2. Meanwhile, bring a saucepan of water to a boil and add the gnocchi. Season generously with kosher salt and cook until the gnocchi float to the top of the boiling water. Drain and then place the gnocchi into the cooked sauce. Top with the halved mozzarella balls and sprinkle with Parmesan cheese then drizzle the tops of the gnocchi with the remaining olive oil. Broil for 5-8 minutes or until the cheese melts and the tops become crispy. Garnish with additional basil leaves and serve immediately.

Share with family and friends, Enjoy!


Huli-Huli Chicken w/Spicy Beans!


Cook the Rice
Add rice and 1 ½ cups water to a small pot. Place over medium heat and bring to a simmer. Cover, reduce heat to low, and cook 18-20 minutes, or until rice is tender. Set aside.
Make the Marinade
Trim ends off green beans. Mince garlic. Place garlic, pineapple juice, ketchup, soy sauce, brown sugar, sesame oilginger, and ½ tsp. salt in a mixing bowl and whisk to thoroughly combine. Measure out ¾ cup marinade in a separate bowl to baste chicken with during cooking (keep separate to avoid cross-contamination).
Marinate the Chicken
Rinse chicken thighs and pat dry. Place chicken in bowl with remaining marinade and marinate at least 10 minutes.
Cook the Chicken
Heat an outdoor grill or grill pan over medium heat. Coat grill with cooking spray. Cook chicken 10-14 minutes, turning occasionally (huli huli!), or until chicken reaches a minimum internal temperature of 165 degrees. Baste chicken with reserved marinade during last minute of cooking to create a caramelized crust. Remove from grill and let cool. Remember: rested meat = juicier meat.
Cook the Beans
Heat 1 tsp. olive oil in a medium pan over medium-high heat. Place green beansand ¼ cup water in hot pan and cook 5-8 minutes, or until crisp-tender. Season with a pinch of salt and pepper. Add sambal (to taste – it’s spicy!) and stir to coat.
Plate the Dish
Scoop a portion of rice onto a plate (molding with a bowl first if you want to be fancy). Arrange green beans next to rice and serve huli huli chicken in front.

Enjoy! ♥


  • ¾ cups Jasmine Rice
  • 6 oz. Green Beans
  • 2 Garlic Cloves
  • 6 fl. oz. Pineapple Juice
  • 3 fl. oz. Ketchup
  • 1 fl. oz. Soy Sauce – Gluten-Free
  • ½ oz. Light Brown Sugar
  • ½ fl. oz. Toasted Sesame Oil
  • 1 tsp. Chopped Ginger
  • 1 Boneless Skinless Chicken Thighs
  • Olive Oil
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Cooking Spray
  • 1 Small Pot
  • 2 Mixing Bowls
  • 1 Grill Pan or Outdoor Grill
  • 1 Medium Pan
  • 1 tsp. Sambal


Eggs Nests Recipe

eggs-basketWanna try something different for breakfast?

Here you go, it's simple yet yummy!

Bread and Eggs together is a tasty combination... Just pan the egg at your choice toast bread in pan also, you can either make round hole in middle of bread and place egg inside or shape the bread like a nest and place egg in it!

Either way is scrumptious! Enjoy! ♥


Spice things up!

scallops.recipeBored of the same ol usual dishes? Try these yummy PAN SEARED SCALLOPS!

These are easy to make: Pan sear them for about 5-10 minutes with these ingredients below...

Lemon Butter Scallops:

All you need is 5 ingredients and 10 minutes for the most amazing, buttery scallops ever.


  • 2 cloves Garlic
  • 1 Lemon, Juice of
  • 2 tbsp Parsley, fresh leaves

Baking & Spices

  • 1 Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 lb Scallops kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper


  • 2 tbsp Butter, unsalted
  • 1 tbsp Butter campaignicon coupons, unsalted

Pair that with your favorite side: veggies, rice, or pasta and VOILA!