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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Rigatoni with Zucchini, Butter and Cheese

“Simple cooking is the best cooking” You’ll need: 1-Zucchini 1-lb of rigatoni 4-tbs of butter 1/2-cup grated Pecorino or Parmesan Salt Red pepper flakes Extra virgin olive oil Directions: Zucchini cubed and sautéed in a skillet with a little olive oil, pinch of salt and a pinch of red pepper flakes for 2 minutes Cook […]

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San Marzano Tomatoes and Rigatoni

Stumped for what to make for dinner tonight? Make this pasta sauce with rigatoni. Trust me, it’s incredible.   You’ll need: 1 lb rigatoni 1-28oz. can of whole San Marzano or a good whole plum tomato 2-garlic cloves sliced 1-pinch of red pepper flakes 2-tbs extra virgin olive oil and more for a drizzle Fresh grated […]

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Grilled Italian Chicken alla Daniel

Well I called it that because I make this marinade with my Italian twist! For this recipe I used skinless chicken thighs but you can use whatever chicken pieces you prefer. I used 2-pounds of chicken for this recipe. I usually make extra as I just love this chicken for leftovers. I also make a […]

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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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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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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. You can also make the zucchini as a side dish if you are not feeling like having pasta! You’ll need: […]

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Penne with Pancetta, Olive Oil and Garlic

An easy recipe for the Monday after Thanksgiving.  With just a couple simple ingredients and a few minutes you’ll have dinner on the table tonight. This is a recipe you would find in that little Italian restaurant that has 10 tables and no menu. You’ll need: 1-lb of penne pasta cooked 2 min short of […]

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Orecchiette with Sausage and Radicchio

I think we all look at radicchio in the market and say “what can I do with that?” I know I do. Well this is a recipe that radicchio adds a nice flavor and finish too. You’ll need: 1-lb of orecchiette pasta Olive oil 1-lb of Italian sweet sausage, meat removed from the casing. 4-6 […]

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