The muffaletta is an iconic sandwich from New Orleans but it could easily have come from Italy and indeed probably did with Italian immigrants.  Good bread, a selection of cured meats, a nice cheese, and olive tapenade.  Sounds like Italy to me and it also so Read More>>

Salmon Picatta

Picatta is a wonderful easy to prepare dish that is most often made with veal or chicken, but is also wonderful with fish.  Today I am going to offer a version with salmon.  For a classic picatta which consists of white wine, lemon juice, and capers, the salmon wor Read More>>

Italian Braised Short Ribs

 Italian braised short ribs   I love braising.  It takes a tough cut of meat and makes it tender, juicy and delicious.  When you braise meat on the bone it enhances the flavor even more.  Here I am going to braise short ribs with an Italian flair.&n Read More>>

Spaghetti alla Carbonara

Spaghetti alla Carbonara   This is a quick, easy, and delicious pasta recipe with less than 10 ingredients.  I can still remember the first time I had it at a friend’s house in Austin about 25 years ago.  I was amazed at how quickly she put it together Read More>>

Gnocchi with Gorgonzola Cream

 Gnocchi with gorgonzola cream   As you may have noticed by now, I love gorgonzola.  I love it on steaks, I love it on bread or crackers, and I love this recipe with gnocchi.  Gnocchi are beautiful little potato dumplings.  They can be a bit finicky Read More>>

Tuna and White Bean Salad

 Italian White Bean Salad   This is a very quick, easy, and healthy salad to make as the weather heats up.  It is full of vitamins, fiber, and protein, and very low in fat and calories.  While I am serving it with a nice piece of grilled tuna here, it w Read More>>

Chicken Contadina

Pollo alla Contadina “Country style chicken” or “chicken as the farmer’s wife would make it” is an excellent and easy addition to your Italian repertoire.  In its most basic form it is chicken stewed with mushrooms, potatoes, tomatoes, and Read More>>

White Wine Lemon Butter

White Wine Lemon Butter   Our home office is located in Corpus Christi, Texas and we get great fresh seafood down here pretty much year round.  This is a great sauce to serve over fish, but it goes equally well with shrimp or chicken!  The fancy term for this Read More>>

Chicken Saltimbocca

Chicken Saltimbocca Saltimbocca translates to “jump into the mouth” and that’s just what you’ll want this dish to do when you make this easy version of the classic Italian favorite.  Traditionally Saltimbocca is made with veal, prosciutto, sage, Read More>>

Veal Marsala

 Veal Marsala Veal marsala is a classic dish that is as easy to prepare as it is good to eat.  It requires just about 10 minutes and 8 ingredients to prepare, if you have your butcher pound your veal cutlets for you and buy sliced mushrooms.  So if you are lo Read More>>