Chicken and Sage Dish

I had sage left over so I added it to a chicken dish. The problem with buying fresh herbs for a recipe is you always have some left. Use them. You’ll need: 10-Garlic cloves smashed 1-red onion chopped First: Place the chicken seasoned with salt and pepper on top onto a baking sheet with olive oil […]

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Old School Rustic Sausage, Broccoli, Beans and Gnocchi

Try it! You’ll need: 1-lb of gnocchi 1-lb of Italian sausage 1-head of broccoli cut into small pieces 1-can of prepared Cannellini beans 2-cloves of Garlic sliced 2-tbs of olive oil Romano cheese salt pepper 1-tsp of red pepper flakes Directions: Cut the sausage into small pieces and cook in the skillet till done In […]

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Gluten Free Eating Meets Authentic Italian Cuisine!

Yes, you can enjoy authentic Italian cuisine while still eating gluten free!   You’ll need: 1-28 ounce can of whole Italian plum tomatoes with all the juice 1-cup of vegetable stock. 1-large onion chopped into small pieces 3-medium potatoes cubed 1- small eggplant cubed 1-red bell pepper cut in small pieces 4-cloves of garlic sliced […]

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Shrimp Scampi with Linguini

Another really simple dish to make.   You’ll need: 6-tbs unsalted butter 4-tbs extra virgin olive oil 2-shallots minced 4-cloves garlic minced 1 pound shrimp peeled, deveined Salt and black pepper 1/2-cup dry white wine Juice of one fresh lemon 1/4-cup chopped parsley 1-lb of linguini prepared   Directions: Heat a skillet and add 2 […]

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Italian Baby Back Ribs

For this recipe we forget the all day cooking on a low heat, the slow smoked for 24 hours, all the secret rubs, marinating for a day, all the sauces and yes… the fall off the bone finish. However with my recipe we celebrate the wonderful flavor of the Pork Baby Back Rib. And let […]

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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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