Neapolitan Pizza Dough

This is a labor of love but worth it. You’ll need: 4-cups of 00 flour available at most markets, Amazon. All purpose flour can be substituted. But it’s worth getting the 00 1 1/2 cup of room temp water 2-tsp of kosher salt 2-tsp of instant yeast Directions: Mix the flour, salt and yeast in […]

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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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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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Homemade Semolina Pasta

I love Semolina pasta and the dough is so easy to make. If you don’t have a pasta machine you can roll out the dough and with a knife, cut it into pasta ribbons. As far as what sauce to use, a simple tomato sauce, butter and sage or legit alfredo (no cream 😳) are […]

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Mama Mancini’s Meatloaf Sandwich

Today’s lunch a Mama Mancini’s meatloaf sandwich! Here is how I made this delicious beauty!   Directions: I sliced one of my Mama Mancini’s meatloaves. I brushed each side of the slices with a little olive oil. Brought a cast iron skillet to screaming hot. Into the skillet went the meatloaf for about 2 minutes […]

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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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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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Orzo Salad

Perfect as a side or just as a light dinner. Dang I love summer.   You’ll need: 1 lb orzo 1/ chopped red bell pepper 1/4 chopped red onion 2 garlic cloves minced 1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese Extra virgin olive oil Red wine vinegar 1 tsp salt 1 tsp cracked black pepper Juice of […]

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