Inside Out Patty Melts

Inside Out Patty Melts

Inside Out Patty Melts

Sometimes it’s fun to do the unexpected, so why not make burgers a lot more fun by putting the toppings on the inside?!  Now I’m gonna warn you, these are some wildly delicious, and very satisfying Patty Melts.  Imagine biting into the pan fried and toasted, buttery goodness of the rye bread, then the juicy ground beef with caramelized onions and Swiss cheese oozing out from the center.   You get the picture…I’ll say no more! Continue reading

Sicilian Sausage w/ Vegetables & Ravioli – Just a Weeknight Meal, and a Little Bit of Home

Sicilian Sausage w/ Vegetables & Ravioli

Sicilian Sausage w/ Vegetables & Ravioli

A quick little weeknight meal, made by sauteing garlic, onion and mushrooms in a small amount of butter and olive oil.  I added some cooked Sicilian sausage medallions,  and a little cooked broccoli.  After this was heated through, I added chopped spinach, allowing it to wilt.  Freshly chopped Roma tomatoes were added  after removing from the heat. I wanted to keep the flavor light, so in addition to the fresh garlic that was added earlier, I seasoned with only Kosher salt and fresh cracked pepper, and a light sprinkling of nutmeg. I took a cue from Sandra Lee  (Semi-Homemade) by incorporating a purchased, but delicious item, Giovanni Rana’s Artichoke Ravioli, cooked then tossed in a little white sauce, then spooned over the vegetable/sausage dish.   Serve with Parmesan, salad, and crusty bread. A very simple dinner idea, but delicious all the same. Continue reading