Pasta with Creamy Kale Pesto #SundaySupper

by Anne Papina on August 26, 2012

Good food doesn’t need to be complicated. Take, for example, pesto. I have to admit, I often find myself purchasing the pre-made stuff, yet homemade sauce literally takes minutes to prepare. Why do I do that? For some, I know, that fear of making a sauce from scratch, especially on a weeknight, often seems out […]


New Beginnings & A Zucchini Frittata

by Anne Papina on July 29, 2012

  Before we begin, I felt we should start with proper introductions. My name is Anne Papina Smith, and is my pet project. Some of you may recognize me from my CompuServe days, others perhaps from TechTV, but more recently, you may know me from my lengthy stint in the legal industry. Of course […]


Stuffed Heirloom Tomatoes

by Anne Papina on August 30, 2008

wow is this yummy! I found this recipe in a recent williams-sonoma catalog, and modified it slightly.  Pair it with a fresh tossed salad, a crusty loaf of bread, and perhaps a beaujolais wine, and you have a perfect summer meal. Enjoy! Stuffed Heirloom Tomatoes   Save Print Prep time 20 mins Cook time 35 […]


Grilled Veggie Pocket with Fresh Herb Pesto

by Anne Papina on June 5, 2008

(ARA) – Summer is synonymous with outdoor picnics, barbeques and entertaining family and friends. This year, instead of grilling up the same barbeque staples, experiment with tapas-style recipes that are light and sensible and embrace the flavors of the season. Your guests will sure be satisfied by these, small, tasty and distinctive food choices. Tapas, […]


Chili Rellenos

by Anne Papina on July 23, 2007

(ARA) – As summer festivities and cookouts get underway, you may want to add a twist to your entertaining. Consider throwing a fun-filled Mexican fiesta themed get-together. Traditional Mexican gatherings are abuzz with music, laughter and vibrant colors — and of course, no fiesta is complete without great food. To lessen the stress of party […]


Mini Sweet Potato Frittatas

by Anne Papina on November 27, 2006

This is one of my favorites to serve at parties. Mini Sweet Potato Frittatas   Save Print Prep time 15 mins Cook time 30 mins Total time 45 mins   Author: Anne Papina Recipe type: Appetizer Cuisine: Italian Serves: 20 Ingredients 2 lb beauregard yams 1 tbsp oil 1 oz butter 4 leeks, white part […]


Campbell’s Green Bean Casserole

by Anne Papina on March 6, 2006

(ARA) – These days, the traditional Sunday dinner includes a ham or turkey, scalloped or baked potatoes and a casserole. In many homes, it is the casserole that truly makes the meal. The casserole of today evolved during the 1940s when more women entered the workforce and discovered they had less time to prepare dinner […]


Grilled Vegetable Fajitas

by Anne Papina on October 6, 2004

Grilled Vegetable Fajitas   Save Print Prep time 20 mins Cook time 10 mins Total time 30 mins   Recipe type: Main Serves: 10 Ingredients 1 large eggplant, cut into ½ inch cubes 2 bell peppers, halved, deribbed, seeded, and cut into 1 inch squares 2 zucchinis cut into ½ inch cubes 1 red onion […]


Baked Sweet Potato with Topping

by Anne Papina on October 4, 2003

(ARA) – For parents trying to keep kids on track to develop healthy eating habits, the holidays can be as frustrating as that granddaddy of all bad eating days, Halloween. Sugar-filled chocolate Santas and holiday cookies, starchy stuffing and fat-filled mashed potatoes all can conspire to derail parents’ best efforts and intentions. “Eliminating sweets and […]


Sautéed Green Beans and Carrot Medley

by Anne Papina on February 11, 2003 Sautéed Green Beans and Carrot Medley   Save Print Prep time 10 mins Cook time 15 mins Total time 25 mins   Author: The Art Institutes Recipe type: Side Serves: 2 Ingredients ½ ounce butter 2 ounces onion, finely chopped (1 small) 4 ounce green beans 3 ounce carrots (1 medium) ¼ ounce parsley, […]