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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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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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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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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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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