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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Rustic Minestrone

I got a request for this recipe. I add escarole to mine simply because I love it! And white beans too! This is a very thick pasta soup. If you are laying off the pasta then just increase the beans and add more escarole!   You’ll need: 6 cloves of garlic chopped 1 cup onions […]

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Escarole, Beans and Tomatoes

I think every Grandma made this dish but this is my version and it is delicious! I love it and make it often. It’s not a soup but it does have a fair amount of chicken stock. Serve in a bowl as a side or light main dish. You’ll need 1-15 ounce can of Cannellini […]

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Daniel Mancini’s Incredible Salad

You will need: 1-pint of each Red and Yello cherry tomatoes cut in half 1-Red and 1-Yello bell pepper cut into bite size pieces 1-Red onion cut into small slices 1-Cucumber cut into bite size pieces Fresh basil take all the leaves stack them and slice them 1-cup Kalamata olives cut in half 1/2 cup […]

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Grilled Eggplant Parmigiana

As promised here is the recipe! It’s so simple to make and they go fast so make extra, they were delicious! You will need: Eggplants sliced lengthwise, 1/2″-3/4″ thick Mozzarella Tomatoes chopped or tomato sauce Olive oil Salt Pepper Fresh basil (optional) Grated Romano cheese Directions: Generously brush olive oil on both sides of the […]

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Un Fried Baked Eggplant Parm

This is so old school Italian Grandmother. I love this recipe and it’s very easy to make and your not dealing with frying and that whole mess. But I do love Fried Eggplant Parm…just not on a Wednesday night. This is going to have a very pure clean taste. Directions: Cut the stem end off […]

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VEGETABLE GIAMBOTTA

Vegetable stew. You will need: 1-28 ounce can of whole Italian plum tomatoes 1-cup of vegetable stock. 1-large onion chopped into small pieces 3-medium potatoes cubed 1- small eggplant cubed 1-red bell pepper cut in small pieces 4-cloves of garlic sliced A hand full of string beans cut in half 1-zucchini cut into bite size […]

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Grilled Shrimp with Asparagus Kebabs

You will need: large cleaned shrimp tails left on. Wooden skewers soaked in water. 2 shrimp per kebab. Asparagus cut into 1″ pieces use 2-3 per kebab Fresh basil 1 chopped leaf for every 2 shrimp Extra virgin olive oil 1/4 cup for every 10 shrimp 1 tbs fresh squeezed lemon juice for every 10 […]

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Hearty, Thick, Simple to Make Chicken Soup

Dinner for 4 Under $10 Bucks! I made a stop at my Local Whole Foods Market (which I do pretty much every day). Chicken drumsticks were on sale for .99 lb so I decided to make a hearty, thick chicken soup. I served four people a large serving each and even have some leftovers. I […]

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