Panzerotti

 I can’t even begin to tell you how much I love these. Dough, tomato sauce, cheese and then fried, what’s not to love. Every Friday I would help my grandmother make panzerotti for dinner and this is a tradition she took with her from her home town, in Bari Italy and another tradition I carry […]

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String Beans alla Daniel

I love string beans and this time of the year they are available and at a good price, so I made some recipes. This is my recipe for string beans with black olives, garlic and fresh tomatoes done in that style I call, “Grandma Style”. I serve these hot or even chilled. Either way they […]

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Tuscan Skillet Chicken

For this recipe I am using boneless, skinless chicken breasts. Enjoy this recipe, it’s a good one and enjoy preparing it. You’ll need: 2 lbs boneless skinless chicken breast. 2 cups of chicken stock 1/2 cup dry white wine Fresh rosemary leaves, I used 2 tbs 1 1/2 cups of Italian pitted green olives halved […]

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Bucatini Pasta with Broccoli di Rabe and Bacon

Tonight’s pasta recipe is one of my favorites for 3 reasons. #1- my favorite pasta cut, Bucatini #2- one of my favorites vegetables, broccoli di rabe #3- BACON!   You’ll need: 1 lb of bucatini or perciatelli pasta cooked 2-min short of al dente. 1/3 cup olive oil 1 bunch of broccoli di rabe 4 […]

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Filet Mignon

This is how I prepare mine, always in a cast iron skillet heated to hot and then finished in the oven.   You’ll need: 4 (6oz) beef tenderloin fillets (1.5″ to 2″ thick) 2 garlic cloves cut in half 4 sprigs of fresh thyme 3 tablespoons canola oil 2 tablespoons of unsalted butter Salt and […]

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Balsamic Chicken with Peppers n Onions

If you are looking for a new and of course extremely easy chicken dish, try this recipe. One skillet and by the time you pour your second glass of Pino Grigio the dish will be done! (Note: my photo is half way done. The chicken will have a deep color from the vinegar.)   You’ll […]

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Italian Inspired Burger on Ciabatta

Once you give my Italian Burger a try you’ll be hooked! I shape the meat to fit whatever bread I am using and in this case a 6″ long amazing ciabatta bread from Sullivan St Bakery.   For the Burgers you’ll need: 1/3 lb meat per burger (we will lose a good % of the weight […]

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Stove Top Baked Ziti

Yes, stove top baked ziti! It literally will be ready in minutes and it’s so delicious. I put measurements for the cheese but if you like lots of cheese then add more!   You’ll need: 1/2 lb of ziti cooked 2 minutes short of recommended time, drained and set aside. 8 ounces of ricotta cheese […]

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Southwest Turkey Burgers

This recipe is amazing and I have played around with it many times to get it where I love it because turkey burgers can be boring. These are packed with flavor and setting up the toppings bar is a great way to have everyone customize them!   You’ll need: 1 lb of ground turkey 1/2 […]

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