Red Onion and Raisin Sauce

ravioli w sicilian sauce-1Ingredients:

3 T olive oil
2 red onions
3 garlic cloves, minced
1/4 cup parsley, chopped
1/4 t ground black pepper
1/2 cup richly flavored red wine
2 T red wine vinegar
1 1/2 T tomato paste
3/4 t dried oregano
1/8 t hot red pepper flakes
1 (28 oz) can crushed tomatoes, including liquid
1/3 cup seedless raisins
2 T pine nuts
Optional: 1/3 cup sliced black olives Read More

Broccoli, Cheddar, and Brown Rice Casserole


1 T olive oil
1 cup brown rice, uncooked
Low sodium chicken broth to cook the rice per package directions
1 T butter, unsalted
1 cup onion, minced
1 large shallot, minced
3 cups fresh broccoli florets, rinsed and trimmed to bite sized pieces
1 (10 oz) can cream of celery soup, undiluted (or one recipe of homemade Thick and Creamy Celery Soup)
1 1/3 cup condensed milk
1 1/3 cup sharp cheddar cheese
1/4 t ground black pepper Read More