Grilled zucchini and eggplant with cilantro vinaigrette

Grilled zucchini and eggplant with cilantro vinaigrette by Bake Bellissima

  We are half way through summer, and August is already around the corner. To me, August is synonymous with back to school shopping, trying to find the perfect lunch boxes and schoolbags, and glossy magazines full of fall fashion. For this reason, I want to make sure I share my favorite summer dinner ideas […]

Slow-braised brisket and dry rub recipe

Brisket by Bake Bellissima

  I am always on the look out for a good brisket recipe and find this is a major challenge. According to the in-house brisket expert, which would be the husband, some recipes I have tried are too sweet or lack flavor , or the meat comes out too tough, or too dry. This recipe, […]

Stuffed Sole with broccoli and mushroom sauce

Stuffed sole with broccoli and mushroom sauce by Bake Belissima

My mother in law, a fabulous cook, has been making this stuffed sole with broccoli for her family for years. They all love it despite disliking fish and today it is my kids who are excited when she makes this dish. It has veggies and fish all rolled into one, nutrition heaven, and it is […]

Romaine wedge with Joe’s dressing

This delicious salad is inspired by a favorite at Joe’s Stone Crab in South Beach, Florida. The dressing is slightly sweet and the colorful veggies make it appealing to the eye. You could serve this on any type of lettuce wedge for a fabulous appetizer course. Enjoy! Romaine wedge with Joe’s dressing   Print The […]

Salmon salad with tartar sauce

Salmon salad by Bake Bellissima

We had a few no-shows at a bbq and I was left with many leftover salmon fillets. Rather than serve them in the same way again, which would send my family fleeing to the nearest pizza joint, I gave them a new life as salmon salad with a delicious tartar sauce. After all, why should […]

Grilled halibut with cilantro and lime

This marinated, grilled halibut is perfect for a summertime dinner. The marinade gives the halibut a wonderful aroma and flavor that you can intensify as much as you like with the addition of jalapeno pepper. I’ve learned that the key with halibut, as my fishmonger reminded me yesterday, is to cook for only a few […]

Meatballs with lemon and Dijon sauce

Meatballs with lemon and Dijon sauce

  This dish has been making a regular appearance at our kitchen table for years now. I love to make it because it is so quick and complication-free. My family loves to eat it because it is really delicious comfort food, and they are always up for that. The best thing about this meatball recipe? […]

Braised tuna and chickpeas

  This braised tuna and chickpeas dish is one of my go-to recipes for when my fridge is looking bare, I have not had time to go the grocery store, and I have my family asking me what’s for dinner. It is made almost entirely with pantry items we always have on hand, and is […]

Radicchio and Parmesan salad

Raddichio salad by Bake Bellissima

This is one of my favorite salads, because it only has 2 ingredients, radicchio and parmesan, is simple to prepare and has so much flavor. Today I find some salads are more elaborate than main dishes with complicated ingredients and instructions. While I love variety, there is something very pleasing about focusing on only a […]

Spinach quiche, 2 ways

Spinach quiche by Bake Bellissima

You cannot go wrong with a classic spinach quiche for Mother’s Day brunch. It’s a crowd pleaser and very easy to prepare. It can be made a day ahead which is perfect for brunch, because who wants to wake up early and start slaving in the kitchen? Especially on Mother’s Day? I definitely don’t! I […]