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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Tagliatelle Pasta with Gorgonzola Cream Sauce

This recipe uses just a couple REAL ingredients, is authentic and so delicious. You’ll need: 1-Cup Gorgonzola cheese crumbled 4-tbs of butter 1/2-cup of heavy cream 1-tsp salt 1-tsp of fresh cracked pepper 1-lb of parpadelle pasta Directions: Add the butter and cheese to the skillet on a low heat to melt Add the salt and […]

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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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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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Mushroom, Shallot, Risotto

You’ll need: 1 1/2-cups arborio rice 48-oz chicken stock 1/2-cup dry white wine 1/2-cup of chopped shallots 8-oz of baby Bella mushrooms washed and sliced 3-tbs unsalted butter room temp 2-tbs extra virgin olive oil 1/2-cup fresh grated Parmesan 1/2-tsp salt 1/2-tsp pepper   Directions: Bring the stock to a boil in a saucepan and place […]

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Sausage, Peppers, Onions and Potatoes

This is my recipe for this “RUSTIC” Italian comfort food all in one cast iron skillet. Simple and delicious. Serves 6 people and is ready in 1 hour start to finish.   You’ll need: 1-2lbs Italian sweet sausage cut into 2″ pieces 2-large red onions quartered 1 red, 1 yellow and 1 orange bell peppers […]

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Fresh Corn Salad

Corn is delicious. This is my recipe for a Fresh Corn Salad.   You’ll need: 6 ears of corn 1/2 cup red onion diced. 3-very ripe plum tomatoes diced or a pint of cherry tomatoes quartered 1/2-cup chopped fresh basil 4-tbs extra virgin olive oil. 2-tbs red wine vinegar 1 tbs fresh lemon juice. 1 tsp salt. […]

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Sausage, Peppers and Onions

When it comes to Sausage, Peppers, and Onions, Old School is the best school! On a sub roll is my favorite way to enjoy this classic, and this is when my side burner on my grill comes in handy. Directions: I grilled the sausage till done. I heated my cast iron skillet to hot then […]

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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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