Italian Style Mac n Cheese

When I decided to share a recipe for Macaroni and Cheese, I realized I better come up with one that is very special and of course in keeping with my “Grandma Style” of cooking. My recipe is made with 3-Italian cheeses, lots of cream and bacon! If you are not interested in a legit, blow […]

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Incredible Mac n Cheese

I am not saying this because it’s my recipe, but this is without question the best Mac n Cheese I have ever had, period!   Cheese Sauce Ingredients: 5-cups of half n half 1-cup heavy cream 5-tbs flour 8-tbs butter 6-ounces of bacon cooked, drained on paper towels and crumbled 1/4-cup chopped parsley 1/4-cup minced […]

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The Wedge Salad

So you are out at a steakhouse and you order “The Wedge”, Iceberg lettuce and blue cheese dressing $8.95–$15.00! I love a good green salad but “The Wedge” oh so good. And we an make this at home for a fraction of the price of a Steakhouse. The Wedge goes with everything or enjoy it […]

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Bucatini Pasta with Amatriciana Sauce

Not sure what you’re gonna cook this weekend? Originating from the town of Amatrice in the Lazio region of Italy, this pasta dish is a favorite among homes in Rome, Italy. Once you make it, you will understand why. You’ll need: 2 tbsp Extra virgin olive oil 8 oz Guanciale, pancetta, 1/4″ thick, cut into 1″pieces […]

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Mac ‘n Cheese MANIA!!!!!

I loved my last recipe and now I am addicted to Mac n Cheese so decided to work on another recipe. Lots of cheese and this recipe calls for only 1/2 lb of macaroni dry. You’ll need: 1/2-lb of macaroni cooked 3/4 of the  way Save 1/2 cup of the pasta water 8-oz of Swiss […]

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Cassoulet

With style and grace, Chef Michael White teaches us how to make a delicious and authentic Cassoulet. Click HERE for recipe and Today Show link. You’ll need: BEANS 3 cups dry white coco beans or Great Northern Beans 1 onion, halved 1 carrot, chopped in large pieces 1 stalk celery, chopped in large pieces 2 cloves […]

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The Frittata

This frittata is amazing. I guess anything with bacon is amazing but this frittata…..is amazing.   You’ll need: 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 cup diced potatoes 4 strips of thick bacon 2 garlic cloves minced 2 tbs chopped chives 2 cups fresh baby spinach 8 large eggs 4 tbs half n half 1 cup shredded gruyere cheese   Directions: Preheat the oven […]

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Bucatini Pasta with Broccoli di Rabe and Bacon

Tonight’s pasta recipe is one of my favorites for 3 reasons. #1- my favorite pasta cut, Bucatini #2- one of my favorites vegetables, broccoli di rabe #3- BACON!   You’ll need: 1 lb of bucatini or perciatelli pasta cooked 2-min short of al dente. 1/3 cup olive oil 1 bunch of broccoli di rabe 4 […]

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Broccoli di Rabe with Bacon

For this recipe I use one of my favorite cuts of pasta, Perciatelli! It a thick tube spaghetti that’s the best way for me to describe it. Also known as Bucatini.   You’ll need: 1 lb of pasta cooked 2 min short of recommended time 1 bunch of broccoli di rabe or broccoli with the tough ends […]

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