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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Meatball Parmigiana

So, this is something I have been making for more years then I can remember and every time I make it, everyone asks for the recipe. It’s so simple to make and you can serve it many ways. I love it just the way it is or you can also serve it on a sub […]

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Gluten Free Stuffed Artichokes

So lots of people follow a gluten free diet and I thought I needed to develop a stuffed artichoke that did not have bread crumbs! Stuffed artichokes are so good and everyone needs to be able to enjoy them so I worked on this today. I gotta say this came out great and was packed […]

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Italian Wedding Soup

Got a lot of requests for this recipe. For the Broth you’ll need: 2 quarts chicken stock 1 cup water 1/2 onion chopped 4 cloves of garlic chopped 1 carrot chopped in small pieces 1 celery stalk chopped 10 ounces fresh chopped spinach 1 egg 1/4 cup grated romano cheese Small pasta of your choice […]

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Mac n Cheese for the Comfort Food Foodies

Another Mac n Cheese for the Comfort Food Foodies!   You’ll need: 2 cups milk 2 cups of heavy cream 8 tbs butter 1/2 cup minced onion 1/2 cup all-purpose flour 2 tsp salt 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 4-cups shredded extra sharp Cheddar cheese  1/2 cup grated pecorino Romano cheese 1 lb elbow […]

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Italian Wedding Soup

Wow my most requested recipe just got 3-requests for me to post it!   For the Broth you’ll need: 2 quarts chicken stock 1 cup water 1/2 onion chopped 4 cloves of garlic chopped 1 carrot chopped in small pieces 1 celery stalk chopped 10 ounces fresh chopped spinach 1 egg 1/4 cup grated romano […]

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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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Macaroni with Grandma Sauce and Sausage

I got a request for this recipe and boy am I glad I did because now I am gonna make it! This is without doubt one of my favorite pasta sauce recipes. I love recipes that I can read in a minute and understand it. That’s the way I love to cook, I call it […]

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