Pizza with the kids

 Pizza with the Kids Almost all kids love to eat pizza, but it’s even better when they get to help you make them.  Making pizza is fun, quick, and easy.  Everyone gets to choose their own toppings, it is great way to get kids involved in the kitchen, an Read More>>

Cannoli

Cannoli Filling “Leave the gun, take the cannoli.”  Immortalized in the Godfather, this venerable dessert from Sicily hit the big screen and mainstream.  Originally a part of the Carnevale season, the equivalent of Mardis Gras in Sicily, these fried fil Read More>>

Roasted Fennel

 Roasted Fennel When I serve fennel I often hear, “ I always wondered how to cook that!”  It is a delightful vegetable that has wonderful overtones of licorice that are offset here by the saltiness of Parmesan cheese.  It also has beautiful frond Read More>>

Prime Rib with Rosemary and Garlic

Prime Rib with Rosemary and Garlic Celebrate the holidays with a beautiful cut of meat – prime rib.  Here is an easy and delicious way to prepare prime rib for you and your guests.  It is an imposing cut of meat and many are afraid to attempt to prepare it.& Read More>>

Maccheroni alla Chitarra

 “Maccheroni alla Chitarra” The Abbruzzi region of Italy is not only the home of our great wines but also home to thousands of sheep.  Shepherds used to take as many as 3 million sheep on an annual migration from Puglia in the south, where the sheep w Read More>>

Linguini with white clam sauce

Linguini with clams I still remember my first adventure with linguine with clams. It was at Gino’s in New York. Zagat described Gino’s as “frozen in the 40’s” and indeed it didn’t change a thing during its 65 year run. The menus were one Read More>>

Mama Martin's Meatballs

 Mamma Martin's Meatballs  2 lbs of ground meat 1/2 cup chopped parsley 10 cloves chopped garlic  1 cup bread crumbs  4 eggs slightly beaten  1/2 tbsp of oregano 1 cup grated Romano cheese vegetable oil to coat pan In a bowl, mix meat, parsley, ga Read More>>

Bruschetta

 Bruschetta   Bruschetta, pronounced broosketa, is technically grilled bread with garlic and olive oil, however it is commonly served with a tomato and basil mixture that goes very nicely with the crunchy bread.  To highlight the bounty of spring tomatoes we Read More>>

Rib Eye Steaks with Gorgonzola Butter

 Rib Eye Steaks with Gorgonzola Butter   Compound butters are a great way to add flavor to almost any dish.  Mix softened butter with a variety of spices and herbs or other flavors and chill.  They are easy to make, easy to use and will enhance many of t Read More>>

Pasta Salad with artichoke hearts and Kalamata olives

 Pasta Salad with Artichoke Hearts and Kalamata Olives   This is a quick and easy cold pasta salad.  The garden style rotini makes it a very colorful dish.  To add some protein, you can add some cubed cooked chicken for a great warm weather meal.  I Read More>>