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Pork Cutlets

November 29, 2011


Fried meat!? How could that not be delicious? I used thin, boneless pork chops for this evening’s meal. Set up an assembly line as follows: a plate with flour, a bowl with 2 eggs,beaten, and a plate with Italian breadcrumbs. Use a meat mallet to flatten your meat as thin as possible without tearing it. […]

Slow Cooked Beef Stew with Rosemary Polenta

November 28, 2011


With this cold weather comes cravings of comfort food. This slow cooked beef stew goes perfect with rosemary polenta.  You can feel free to change up the vegetables in this stew when you make- sometimes instead of potatoes I use mushrooms.  The key to getting the meat nice and tender is to cook it slowly […]

Easy Rigatoni

November 14, 2011


It has been a very long time since I have posted, so I will post a quick and delicious pasta dish. I hardly use rigatoni pasta, but when I do, I am reminded how good it is. I took three main ingredients that I had and tossed them together to make a slightly different than […]

Spaghetti con Pomodori Freschi

August 16, 2011


After spending the last two weeks in Italy, I am definitely missing the fresh tomato sauce that is oh so common at every table.  I have had this tomato sauce press sitting in my closet since May, just waiting for my own tomatoes to ripen so that I could use it.  Unfortunately, the chipmunks have […]

My Favorite Eggplant Recipe

July 13, 2011


In case you havent noticed already- I love eggplant.  It is so delicious and can be prepared so many ways!  Tonight I made my favorite eggplant dish.  It is a version of caponata without all that sweetness. I actually prefer this dish with a kick.  You need to purchase the small eggplants for this, and […]

Got Basil?

July 11, 2011


Don’t know what to do with all the basil that your garden is producing?  I love to harvest a bunch of the leaves and then make small batches of pesto that I freeze and use throughout the year.  There is nothing better during the dull, cold days of winter, than having homemade pesto sauce ready […]

Homemade Pappardelle Pasta for Papa

June 19, 2011


Since today was a special day (Father’s Day), it called for a special meal.  I love making homemade pasta.  It is easy to make, just requires some time.  This dish was inspired by one of my all time favorite dishes I have ever had in Italy.  This past fall we visited Siena for the day […]