Episode 415

On this week’s show, I’ll help you give Mom a day off!

Give Mom a break for a day with my easy but elegant recipes. Episode 415: Mom’s Day Off, gives you step-by-step instructions even cooking novices (like Dad and the kids) can master in a snap. You can make my clever Cheese Sandwich Soufflé or glazed individual Meatloaf Burgers – both very…


Stuffed Strawberries

I’m a big fan of the wonderful Italian pastry called cannoli – especially the filling of fresh ricotta, candied zest and chocolate. My dessert swaps the cannoli’s crunchy cylinder of deep-fried dough for a large succulent strawberry. I’ve also replaced the ricotta in the filling with low-fat cream cheese, because…


Cheese Sandwich Souffle

Makes 4 servings Hands-on preparation time:  5 minutes Total preparation time:  1 hour, 5 minutes       Ingredients 8 slices homemade-style white bread, 3 to 4 inches square, crusts removed 1/4 pound thinly sliced cheese ( Muenster, provolone, fontina or Gruyere) 2 ounces prosciutto or boiled ham, thinly sliced,…


Meatloaf Burgers

Makes 6 Servings Hands-on time: 25 minutes Total preparation time: 30 minutes Ingredients 2 tablespoons vegetable oil 1 medium onion, finely chopped (about 1 cup) 1 celery rib, finely chopped 3 garlic cloves, minced (about 1 tablespoon) 1 pound ground beef chuck 1/2 pound ground pork 1/2 pound ground veal…