String Beans with Mint

It’s time to make this recipe, string beans and mint are both in season.   You’ll need: 1 lb. of fresh string beans 1 red bell pepper cleaned and diced 1/2 cup loosely packed mint leaves, stack and roll the mint then carefully slice them. 1 garlic clove minced 1 tsp sea salt 1/2 tsp black […]

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Stuffed Eggplant

 I love eggplant and it’s one of those vegetables that we look at in the market and wonder,” what can I make with that?” Well, if you want to give eggplant a try, then check out my recipe for stuffed eggplant. It is easy to make and the ingredients are available in every market. My […]

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Italian Wedding Soup

For the BROTH you’ll need: 2-quarts chicken stock 1-cup water 1/2 onion chopped 4 cloves of garlic minced 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   For the MEATBALLS you’ll need: 1 large egg 2 cloves clove garlic minced […]

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Escarole, White Bean Soup with Chicken and Potatoes

You will read this recipe and scratch your head thinking is it really that simple? It is, at least with my recipes, and it’s incredibly delicious too!   You’ll need: 1-lb boneless skinless chicken breast 6 cloves of garlic chopped 1-cup onions chopped 2-cups red potatoes diced 2-cans of prepared cannellini beans, rinsed 1 head of […]

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Bucatini Pasta with Zucchini

I put up a bunch of photos that will show the stages of this recipe. This is a very easy recipe to make. I love zucchini and this is a great way to use it. Feel free to use spaghetti if you are not able to find the bucatini pasta cut. I really love this […]

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Ditalini

Talk about a perfect pasta shape for some soup!!! I love Ditalini. This came together quickly, effortlessly and the result was sooooooo goooood!   First, Sauté In a Pot: 4-chopped garlic cloves 1-cup of chopped onion 1-head of escarole chopped 1/2-tsp red pepper flakes 1-tsp of salt 1/4-cup of extra virgin olive oil for about 10 […]

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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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My Pizza Sauce and Pizza Baking Tip

  I love making pizza at home and it’s really very simple to make. There are a couple very simple rules to follow and once you do you’ll be saying goodbye to the always late arriving pizza delivery person with the cold pizza and hello to homemade pizza! Here are my tips and my recipe […]

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Mother’s Day Beef Tenderloin Steaks

  A wonderful main course for Mom on Mother’s Day Beef Tenderloin Steaks Recipe by Daniel Mancini if you want to prepare a delicious dinner for Mother’s Day and spend all your time talking with your Mom pampering her instead of dealing with the chaos of a crowded rush you in and out restaurant, here […]

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