Lamb Keftas

Lamb keftas by Bake Bellissima

These lamb and veal keftas, fancy word for well seasoned meatballs, are absolutely delicious and full of flavor. If you are not a lamb aficionado such as myself, simply replace with ground beef in the recipe. It will still work perfectly. You must serve these with hummus or tahini, the contrasting flavors are just too […]

Mediterranean lamb chops

Marinated lamb chops by Bake Bellissima

  As promised to my loyal readers, I am sharing my grandmother’s famous Mediterranean lamb chops recipe. This dish is very special in our family as it is prepared at every holiday and it has been the same recipe for over 3 generations. It derives its ingredients from a mix of typically Moroccan spices, such […]

Fish Tacos

Fish tacos by Bake Bellissima

  Fish tacos are one of my favorite things to serve my family. The fact that some assembly is required gets everyone involved in the process and makes dinner time a lot more fun! This is a very positive thing for kids, especially the pickier ones, since it gives them some control over their meal, […]

Minute steaks with Dijon sauce

Minute steaks are a wonder in the kitchen. Easy and inexpensive, they can be prepared in a number of ways: as part of a stir fry dish, in a curry with spices, or with a tasty Dijon and lemon sauce as I have prepared today. The technique used begins with searing the beef at a […]

Zucchini noodles with marinara sauce

I tried zucchini noodles for the first time only a few months ago at Landmarc, Marc Murphy’s restaurant at the Time Warner Center in NYC, and I was floored by how a few simple ingredients were transformed into something absolutely delicious that I could eat every night. For someone who adores pasta, but cannot indulge […]

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, […]

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? […]

Salmon with lemon pepper sauce and roasted brussel sprouts

Salmon with lemon pepper sauce by Bake Bellissima

This salmon with lemon pepper  and roasted brussel sprouts is an easy weeknight dinner idea that can also be used for entertaining, especially in the summer. I have made this salmon many times and it is a real crowd-pleaser. I found it on Epicurious on their top rated salmon recipes list, one of my favourite sites to […]

Spinach pie with feta and pine nuts

Spinach pie by Bake Bellissima

This spinach pie recipe is from one of the first cookbooks I ever purchased. As I flipped the pages of the Barefoot Contessa cookbook as a newlywed, I knew this was the way I wanted to cook . Delicious and simple ingredients, easy fuss-free directions, the perfect guide for a novice in the kitchen. Some […]

Osso buco with mushroom sauce

osso buco with mushrooms bake bellissima

Some of you looking at this picture of my osso buco with mushroom sauce may be wondering, where is the osso, or the star of this dish, the bone? Let me explain. I did not follow the featured recipe instruction to use string,  and so the tender delicious veal separated from the bone. This recipe will be […]