Italian

swordfish with tomatoes & olives

Fish.  Many people are afraid of cooking any type of fish because there is a tendency to overcook it.  To this I say do not be afraid!  The key is...

Orecchiette with broccoli rabe&romanesco

Orecchiette pasta translates to pasta with “little ears” due to its round, squidgy shape.  The pasta is one of my favorites and not often seen on restaurant menus-  not sure...

Easy Cacio e Pepe Pasta

I have been making this pasta forever and am never disappointed.  With just a few ingredients- pasta, cheese, butter, olive oil, salt and ground pepper-...

simply delicious mini frittatas

Easy, delightful and wonderful method to serve eggs for a group of people.  Mini or cupcake size, the frittatas can be partially prepared in advanced and then cooked off 30...

It’s pesto

Fresh basil has such a strong, wonderful fragrance.  It fills a room with its aroma and just begs to be put into some amazing dish....

tiramisu di Alessandra

My very good friend Alessandra is from Padua, Italy and a fantastic cook.  Actually both she and her husband, Luigi, are incredible hosts.  An invitation to dinner from them is...

a perfect Bolognese sauce

Bolognese sauce is like beef stew or a curry.  It tastes even better the day after making it.  All the lovely flavors have blended together...

fresh and easy tomato sauce

This sauce is quite simple and is made with fresh cherry or baby tomatoes- I like to mini San Marzano Plum tomatoes but buy what is the freshest or easiest. ...

roasted kale with chick peas

Roasting kale, as in this recipe, makes a wonderful side dish, complement to fish or meat and even a tasty snack.  You can complete all the steps many hours before...