Category Italian Food

Creamy Pesto Pasta

Cook/prep time: 30 minutes Today I’m posting one of my favorite recipes, one that I’ve been eating a lot of lately – Creamy Pesto Pasta. It’s one that gets you by in a pinch because no meat is required. Should you find yourself in a state of baconless despair, simply skip that step! And that’s […]

Chicken and Eggplant Parmigiana

Prep time: 10 minutes Cook time: 20 minutes Serves: 4 Friends! Today you are in for a treat. Not just because this is one of my best meals, but because you are getting a twofer. Two fabulous recipes in one. And because I’ve been so nice to you {and because its hard to spell}, lets […]

Weeknight Italian Meatballs

This is a great recipe for weeknights – hence the name. It’s quick, can be doubled for larger families, and makes for great lunch leftovers. I usually serve red meat about once or twice per week, and this recipe is on the bi-weekly “red meat” rotation. Pair it will whole wheat pasta and some stir […]

Creamy Ricotta Cheese

Prep time: 1 minute Cook time: 20 min If you’re like me, you grew up pronouncing ricotta cheese as “regotta,” because your Sicilian American father emphatically shouted “REGAUT!” anytime the cheese was incorporated into a meal. And then the cold world hit you and you realized at age 25 that you looked a jackass “mispronouncing” […]

The Consigliere’s Pasta Bolognese

Prep time: 40  minutes Cook time: 90 minutes I had never had pasta Bolognese until last year, a pitiful fact considering I’m of Italian descent. Sometime last spring I thought to myself “my, that’s a beautiful name for a dish. It must be tasty!” Even though I had never tried said dish,  and had no […]

Chicken Ripieno

Prep time: 20 minutes Cook time: 40 minutes – 1 hour Every Christmas Eve, my family goes out to eat at the best Italian restaurant in my hometown (Its called the Foxfire, if you ever visit Stowe, Vt). My mother loves a dish called Chicken Ripieno, which is basically a stuffed chicken. I used to […]

Chicken Wrapped in Pancetta with Creamy Broccoli Gravy

Prep time: 20 min Cook time: 30-45 min This Pancetta Wrapped in Chicken recipe is a juicy, creamy Italian treat. I adapted this from Loukie Werle’s Italian Country Cooking, turning the wine sauce into a creamy broccoli gravy. Got to get your veggies in too, right? I served this dish with whole wheat bruschetta to top off the […]