Panzanella Salad

It’s TOMATO SEASON! A Tuscan salad made with bread and tomatoes! That’s the base. We add some other items, check it out and tell me this isn’t a must make.   You’ll need: A nice Italian bread Ripe Tomatoes cut up Red Onion sliced thin Cucumber cut up Cubed mozzarella or provolone Red wine vinegar Extra […]

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Orecchiette Pasta with Pork Sausage Ragu and Broccoli di Rabe

You’ll need: 2 lbs of Italian pork sausage meat removed from the sausage casing 1 28oz can of whole Italian plum tomatoes crushed by hand in their juice 2 garlic cloves minced 1/2 cup of minced onion 1 tbs olive oil Salt 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes Fresh grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese 1 pound of orecchiette 1 […]

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Ravioli with a Simple Rustic Chunky Sauce

A simple rustic tomato sauce goes really well with Sunday ravioli!! Less time in the kitchen and more time with family and friends is the key to this dish. And I guarantee everyone will love it! You’ll need: 1-28 oz can whole San Marzano tomatoes 1/2 cup chopped onion 2-chopped garlic cloves 1-tbs extra virgin olive […]

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Stuffed Eggplant

 I love eggplant and it’s one of those vegetables that we look at in the market and wonder,” what can I make with that?” Well, if you want to give eggplant a try, then check out my recipe for stuffed eggplant. It is easy to make and the ingredients are available in every market. My […]

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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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Pasta Salad In Minutes

I love the ingredients bar (salad bar) at Whole Foods Market. 😍 I call it my ingredients bar because for certain recipes instead of buying all ingredients that will go to waste cause I need just a small amount of each, I head to the salad bar, my ingredients bar. You’ll need: Carrots Onion Black Olives Broccoli […]

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String Beans Mad-di-Na

Translation-string beans marinara  So the market had amazing string beans! So what to make? Yup, string beans ma-di-na! You’ll need: 1-lb fresh string beans cleaned and cut in half 1-28 ounce can San Marzano tomatoes crushed by hand 6-8 garlic cloves cut in half 2-tbs extra virgin olive oil 1/2 tsp crushed red pepper flakes 1-tsp salt […]

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Macaroni and Peas

If you haven’t tried my recipe for macaroni n peas you should. That’s assuming you like peas and if you don’t like peas maybe this recipe will change your mind.   You’ll need: 1 28 ounce can Whole Italian Plum Tomatoes crushed by hand. 1/2-1 cup sliced onions, your choice 4-6 garlic cloves sliced also […]

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Sunday Grandma Sauce

Yes, I am doing my Sunday Grandma thing. This hit the stove at 2:00 PM and will cook until about 6:00 PM… maybe 6:30.   You’ll need: 4-28 oz. Cans whole Italian plum tomatoes crushed by hand. 1 lb piece of pork shoulder 1 lb piece of beef shank Olive oil 1 Onion peeled and quartered 4 […]

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