BBQ Shrimp

Easy to make and so delicious!! You’ll need: 1-lb of cleaned shrimp tails on or off, your choice 1/2 cup of olive oil 1/4 cup of minced parsley 4-Garlic cloves minced 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes Juice and zest of one lemon Directions: Put all the ingredients in a big zip bag with the shrimp […]

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Orecchiette and Broccoli Rabe

Pasta with a quick sauce and broccoli rabe. Here is my recipe for getting a good dinner on the table, in minutes. Start to finish around 15 minutes. I used Orecchiette and broccoli rabe but use any pasta cut you love and a fresh green vegetable of your choice. Broccoli works great here and is […]

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Spaghetti with Pancetta

You’ll need: 1-lb of spaghetti cooked 2 minutes short of recommended time 1/2-lb of pancetta cut into small pieces 1/4-cup of extra virgin olive oil more for the finish 2-tbs of butter 2-Garlic cloves sliced 1 pinch of red pepper flakes 2-cups of the pasta water Fresh grated Parmesan cheese Directions: In a large skillet […]

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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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