Italian

Grilled Zucchine and Tomato with Mozzarella and Basil

Grilled Zucchine and Tomato with Mozzarella and Basil

Zucchini and tomatoes are two of my favorite things, and summer time is when they are at their best. This is a light meal that is perfect for a hot summer day. It is healthy, delicious and easy to make. It can be used as […]

Lentil Soup

Lentil Soup

Lentils are common in Italian cuisine. They belong to the legume family and are a good source of protein, fiber, and essential vitamins and minerals. So the point I am trying to make is that they are healthy for you, but they are also delicious […]

Italian Easter Bread

Italian Easter Bread

Easter is synonymous with spring, and it is my favorite time of year. Everything is new and fresh.  The trees and flowers are in bloom, and their vibrant colors are at their peak.   As a child, Easter meant new outfits, Easter Bonnets, chocolate, decorated eggs, […]

Pappardelle alla Bolognese

Pappardelle alla Bolognese

Pappardelle is a long, broad, flat, hearty noodle that makes it perfect for a bold ragù alla Bolognese.  This ragù originates from Bologna, Italy, and is typically served with tagliatelle, but any wide noodle works nicely with it.  It is also used for traditional lasagna […]

Frittata with Bell Peppers and Onion

Frittata with Bell Peppers and Onion

Frittata is basically an Italian omelette. It can be made on the stove top or in the oven. The frittata makes a great main dish or can also be used as an appetizer. There are countless combinations of vegetables, meats, and cheeses that can be […]

Focaccia with Potato, Grape Tomatoes, and Rosemary

Focaccia with Potato, Grape Tomatoes, and Rosemary

This focaccia is moist and delicious. I like to serve it by itself or along with cheese and various types of salami. I learned how to make this from my best friend, Roberta. The unusual thing about this recipe is that it is made with […]

Fettucine with Egg, Garlic and Olive Oil

Fettucine with Egg, Garlic and Olive Oil

Fettuccine all’uovo, aglio e olio di oliva This dish is simply delicious. The closest dish to which I can compare it is Spaghetti alla Carbonara without the guanciale (bacon).  Growing up we called it “white pasta”. No one could make this dish like my mother. […]

Linguine with Shrimp, Grape Tomatoes in a Light Cream Sauce

Linguine with Shrimp, Grape Tomatoes in a Light Cream Sauce

Two of my favorite things put together….pasta and shrimp. I created this recipe a few years ago when I was having some friends over for dinner. I wanted to create a recipe with a nice balance of sweet tomato and savory capers enhanced by a […]

Farfalle with Pesto

Farfalle with Pesto

Traditional Pesto alla Genovese is made with seven specific ingredients, basil Genovese, Ligurian extra-virgin olive oil, pine nuts, parmigiano reggiano, pecorino cheese, garlic, and salt. There are, however, many variations of pesto that are delicious. I find a mixture of vegetables and nuts make a […]

Italian Wedding Soup

Italian Wedding Soup

Italian Wedding Soup is one of our favorite meals. I have been eating it since I was a baby. Mom made it a few times a year, but it was a staple for our Christmas dinner. The soup is hearty enough to eat all alone, […]