Eggplant Parmesan

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I don’t now about you, but Eggplant Parmesan is one of my favorite dishes.  It satisfies something deep down in my being….makes me think I must have Italian ancestors somewhere back there….wouldn’t that be nice?  And, I wish I still had relatives there living a beautiful villa in a quaint little Italian Village…..that would work! I can claim this: My son proposed to his sweetheart in a city park overlooking the country side in Monterubbiano, Italy. I’m thinking that counts for ‘honorable mention’ at the very least…..;) And when I painted the backdrops for our Nutcracker production my husband nicknamed me Michalangela. There,  you see? I have many reasons to claim Italian heritage… [Read more…]

Greek Roast Beef and Eggplant Stew

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There is nothing more comforting to me than curling up on the sofa with a bowl beef stew and slice of cornbread on a cold winter’s day. But this week, I just didn’t want traditional beef stew. At the grocery store, I found sirloin roast on sale, half-priced. I decided it was time to figure out how to make a Greek dish I had had many years ago. I only remembered it had eggplant and beef in it so I did a search online to see if anything rang a bell in my memory. I found moussaka which is similar but [Read more…]