pork

Pizza with Proscuitto and Arugula

Pizza with Proscuitto and Arugula

    Who doesn’t like Pizza? My favorite is Napolitano style Pizza with Proscuitto and Arugula. Living in New York City, pizza is available practically on every corner.  Some of the best pizza in the world can be found here, but my favorite style is […]

Stuffed Zucchine with Riced Cauliflower, Spinach and Sausage

Stuffed Zucchine with Riced Cauliflower, Spinach and Sausage

  Zucchine and cauliflower are two wonderful summer vegetables.  What better way to enjoy both than to stuff one into the other.  This recipe is easy, nutricious, and delicious. Riced cauliflower makes the perfect base for the stuffing because it easily absorbs the flavors from […]

Frisée Lardon Salad

Frisée Lardon Salad

Frisée Lardon Salad Serves: 4 Frisée Lardon salad is a popular item in French Bistros and one of my favorite salads. This is a recipe from Petit Trois, Los Angeles, California that I found on the website “Bon Appétit”. It is easy to make, and […]

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 […]

Pan-Seared Pork Chops with Herbs de Provence and Cumin

Pan-Seared Pork Chops with Herbs de Provence and Cumin

Pork has so much flavor whether you cook fresh cuts or cured meats such as bacon or ham. Years ago it was necessary to cook pork very well, which sometimes made it dry. Today, however, it is no longer necessary to overcook the pork. A […]

Baked Ham with Brown Sugar, Pineapple and Beer Glaze

Baked Ham with Brown Sugar, Pineapple and Beer Glaze

Baked ham is definitely a crowd pleaser, and it is delicious and easy to make. My Mom made it two or three times a year for holidays or special occasions. She glazed it with brown sugar and pineapple juice, and baked it with the pineapple […]

Polenta with Tomato Sauce and Sausage

Polenta with Tomato Sauce and Sausage

Polenta con sugo di pomodoro e salsiccia Polenta is cooked corn meal, and  when cooked properly it is a creamy, delicious accompaniment to many dishes.  It can be used in place of potatoes, rice or noodles.  A creamier, looser consistency can be used to lap […]

Penne alla Vodka

Penne alla Vodka

Penne alla vodka is a popular Italian-American dish.  The sauce is rich, creamy and delicious.  I like to use pancetta to give it a little extra flavor, but you can also use prosciutto. Ingredients: 1 – medium onion diced 3 – cloves garlic smashed 4 […]

Pork Fried Rice

Pork Fried Rice

  This recipe is a great all-in-one meal for any night of the week. You can use leftover rice and leftover roast pork to make this dish, which makes it even easier and faster to make, or you can make it all fresh. Chicken is […]

Bucatini all’Amatriciana

Bucatini all’Amatriciana

Bucatini all’Amatriciana is a classic Roman dish. The sauce is hardy and pairs perfectly with the thick bucatini pasta.  This is one of my family’s favorite meals.  When we visited Rome this is one dish that we ate multiple times.  This recipe is also very […]