Prosciutto-wrapped asparagus, a great appetizer, excellent side dish, or as the main course

Prosciutto-wrapped Asparagus in Phyllo dough Each appetizer will need one piece of prosciutto, three asparagus spears 1 A pound of blanched Asparagus with the woody portion of the stem removed and cleaned 8 slices of Prosciutto  4 oz Cream cheese at room temperature 1 teaspoon Bff Kitchen Garlic powder  Bff Kitchen Pepper to taste 2 Tablespoon Del Oliva extra virgin […]


Turkey burgers – Yummmmmy, not the way you remember them

Turkey Burgers Saute  on medium heat with 2 tablespoons of Del Oliva olive oil ½ Cup finely diced carrots 1 Cup Zucchini shredded or finely chopped 1 Cup diced bell pepper 1 Cup finely diced onion 1 Cup finely diced celery Saute till vegetables are soft and onions are a light brown, set aside to cool In a large bowl: […]


Pumpkin Bread – not just for the fall anymore!

One Loaf 1 Cup Sugar ½ Cup packed brown Sugar ½ Cup melted butter OR Del Oliva Butter infused Olive oil 2 Eggs 1 ⅔ Cup All-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking soda ¾ teaspoons salt ¾ teaspoon Bff Kitchen ground cinnamon ¾ teaspoon Bff Kitchen ground nutmeg ⅛ teaspoon Bff Kitchen ground ginger ⅓ Cup water* 15 oz canned pumpkin […]


Red Velvet Cake – This cake will become your signature dessert

Smooth chocolate with a small dense crumb then a kick of coffee to see if you were paying attention. What can be better than a pairing of coffee and chocolate, oh yes, adding a rich cream cheese frosting – yes please!


Not your Yiayia’s Greek Spanakopita

Why be normal when you can be fabulous! 1 Pound bacon with the majority of the fat trimmed and discarded 8 Cups Spinach – Rinse and chop 4 Cups Mushrooms – Slice thick 1 Onion diced 4 Cloves Garlic – Minced 1 Tablespoon Pepper 1 Tablespoon Bff Kitchen Italian Seasoning 1 Tablespoon Bff Kitchen no-salt seasoning 1 16 oz Box […]


Banana Bread – Just heavenly, you get a two for one; your home will smell wonderful and your taste buds will curl in delight

What to do with those pesky leftover bananas that nobody wants because of the brown spots? You know those that got pushed to the back of the fruit bowl, and now everyone is avoiding? Those make the best intense flavored banana bread. 2 Cups all-purpose flour 1 ½ teaspoons baking Powder ½ teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon Bff Kitchen ground […]


Chicken Salad Cups

Portable and yummy what more could you ask for 24 wonton wrappers 1/2 rotisserie chicken deboned and no skin ½ Cup either green or purple seedless grapes rough chopped ½ Cup celery finely diced ½ English cucumber diced 1 Cup dried apricots diced 1 Fuji apple peeled and chopped ½ Cup dried cranberries 1 teaspoon Bff Kitchen garlic powder ½ […]

Peanut Butter Cookies

So good your toes will curl! Get the milk out, this is a great dunker cookie 1  Cup Creamy peanut butter ½ Cup Butter (You can use Crisco butter flavored Shortening) ¾ Cup Brown sugar ¾ Cup Sugar 3 Tablespoons Cream Cheese 1 Tablespoon Vanilla extract 1 Egg 1 ¾ Cup Flour ¾ teaspoon Baking Soda 1 teaspoon Salt 1 […]

Homemade BBQ Sauce (Mmmmmm!)

This is my newest, latest, GREATEST homemade BBQ sauce recipe! Makes about 2 Cups 1 Cup Ketchup 1/4 Cup Sel Oliva Garlic infused Extra Virgin Oil Olive 1/3 Cup Bourbon 1 Tablespoon Bff Kitchen Smoked Paprika 1 teaspoon packed brown sugar 1/4 teaspoon pepper 1 medium onion, finely chopped – about 1/2 cup 2 Tablespoons lemon juice 1 Tablespoon Worcestershire […]