Tag: tomatoes

Caprese Salad

Caprese Salad

Caprese Salad Prep Time: 20 minutes Serves: 4-5 Caprese salad is made with only four main ingredients, so it is important that you use the best ingredients possible.  I like to use mozzarella di bufala (mozzarella made with buffalo milk). You can find an imported […]

Farro and Tuna Salad

Farro and Tuna Salad

Farro and Tuna Salad This is a great any time meal that is healthy, hearty, and delicious. This recipe is easy to make and packs a lot of nutrition. Farro is my favorite whole grain. It has a nutty flavor with a nice bite to […]

Italian Potato Salad

Italian Potato Salad

When I was growing up my mother would make Italian Potato Salad during the summer months. This potato salad is lighter and healthier than traditional potato salad with mayonnaise, and you don’t have to worry about the mayo going bad in the heat. This dish […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Bruschetta 3 Ways

Bruschetta 3 Ways

Bruschetta is a simple and versatile appetizer to make for any dinner party or holiday gathering. You can use what ever ingredients you like…vegetables, cheese, beans, prosciutto or other cured meats. The only secret is to use good ingredients. Here are three easy ideas for […]

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 […]