Rigatoni with Zucchini, Butter and Cheese

“Simple cooking is the best cooking” You’ll need: 1-Zucchini 1-lb of rigatoni 4-tbs of butter 1/2-cup grated Pecorino or Parmesan Salt Red pepper flakes Extra virgin olive oil Directions: Zucchini cubed and sautéed in a skillet with a little olive oil, pinch of salt and a pinch of red pepper flakes for 2 minutes Cook […]

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Tagliatelle Pasta with Gorgonzola Cream Sauce

This recipe uses just a couple REAL ingredients, is authentic and so delicious. You’ll need: 1-Cup Gorgonzola cheese crumbled 4-tbs of butter 1/2-cup of heavy cream 1-tsp salt 1-tsp of fresh cracked pepper 1-lb of parpadelle pasta Directions: Add the butter and cheese to the skillet on a low heat to melt Add the salt and […]

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Focaccia

I got this recipe from a baker in a small shop in Como Italy. The photos are of 2 versions he made that afternoon, yes I had both and that’s when I knew I had to sweet talk the baker into sharing the recipe. This recipe will make 1 large pan. Once you make a […]

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The Calzone

What I love about the calzone is we can fill them with whatever we want. Here I made one with tomato sauce, mozzarella and pecorino. The other is Taleggio cheese which is a wonderful creamy Italian cheese, once it melts.   Directions: Start by pre heating your oven to 450 degrees. Bake on a heated […]

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Meatball Stuffed Eggplant

I love this recipe, It brings back such wonderful memories of cooking in the kitchen with my Grandmother, it’s easy to make, and delicious.   You’ll need: 1-large eggplant 5-Mama Mancini’s Meatballs, sliced into 3 slices each. 2-cups of Mama Mancini’s slow cooked sauce 2-tablespoons of olive oil 1-cup of shredded mozzarella 2-tablespoons of grated Romano or […]

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Italian Style Mac ‘n Cheese

Need a last minute idea for tonight? There is always my Italian Style Mac n Cheese, made with 4-Italian cheeses and bacon.   For the Cheese Sauce you’ll need: 5-cups of whole milk 1-cup heavy cream 5-tbs flour 8-tbs butter 1/2-lb of bacon cooked, crumbled and place on paper towel 1/4-cup chopped parsley 1/4-cup minced onion […]

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Best Meatball and Cheese Sub!

5/20/17 I’m getting ready to make the best meat ball and parmesan cheese sub… all because of you! -Matrion

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Orecchiette Pasta with Pork Sausage Ragu and Broccoli di Rabe

You’ll need: 2 lbs of Italian pork sausage meat removed from the sausage casing 1 28oz can of whole Italian plum tomatoes crushed by hand in their juice 2 garlic cloves minced 1/2 cup of minced onion 1 tbs olive oil Salt 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes Fresh grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese 1 pound of orecchiette 1 […]

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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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