Category Archives: Italian

Dec 18

Regina Cookies

I FINALLY made Frank’s favorite cookie. They may not look great, but they taste delicious. Especially with coffee or tea…yum. Have you ever had a Regina cookie? It’s not a sweet cookie. It’s more “flat” tasting, I guess. Which is … Continue reading

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Dec 11

Walnut Cappuccino Biscotti for the Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap!

Another year, another swap! The Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap is an event that I’ve participated in since it was born in 2011. Not only is it for a great cause, but it’s lots of fun. This year, almost $14,000 … Continue reading

Posted in cookies, dessert, Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap, Italian, nuts | 7 Comments
Apr 9

Spaghetti with Seafood – and a Dreamfields Pasta Giveaway!

You’ve heard me rave MANY times here about my love for Dreamfields.  It saved my sanity while I was pregnant and living on a low carb diet, and it’s been a staple in our home ever since.  So, when I … Continue reading

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Jan 28

Pasta alla Norma

There’s never a bad time for pasta.  Especially when you’re looking for something comforting.  Italians know exactly what to do.   This is one of those quick, easy, delicious and “homey” meals that instantly makes you feel better. It would … Continue reading

Posted in eggplant, Italian, Lidia, main dishes, pasta | 1 Comment
Sep 24

Stuffed Long Peppers

Several months ago, I asked my Aunt Joan for some of her recipes since I knew she had a lot of them written down.  She handed over a recipe box that was amazing, with papers that were turning yellow and … Continue reading

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Sep 14

Eggplant, Prosciutto & Cheese "Sandwiches"

Not long ago, I told you about my sister’s mother-in-law and her delicious pitacella.  Nina’s food was always truly amazing.  Every Christmas, she’d surprise her large crowd of guests with a different main course…goat, rabbit, quail…no matter what, you knew … Continue reading

Posted in eggplant, family, Italian, main dishes, mozzarella, pork | 4 Comments
Sep 6

Chicken Piccata

Yesterday was Bella’s first day of school.  I know many of you in different parts of the country have been back for a while, but not here in NJ…back to school is always after Labor Day. The last few weeks … Continue reading

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Aug 27

Filetto di Pomodoro Sauce

One thing (of many!) that’s great about cooking a lot of Italian food is that it makes for easy blog posts.  Recipes with few ingredients and fast instructions are super easy to explain and talk about.  And what’s even better … Continue reading

Posted in Italian, main dishes, pasta, QuickAndEasy, sauce, tomatoes | 2 Comments
Aug 14

Pitacella (Fried Zucchini, Italian Style)

My brother-in-law’s mother was an amazing cook.  Born and raised in Calabria, she came here as a young adult and brought with her some of the most delicious Italian recipes and dishes I’ve ever had.  One day, I promise you, … Continue reading

Posted in appetizers, Italian, QuickAndEasy, side dishes, zucchini | 8 Comments
Jun 18

Cavatelli & Broccoli

If you’ve got 15 minutes, you’ve got plenty of time to make this for dinner.  If you’ve got a big crowd to feed on a tight budget, remember this dish.  If you love pasta, this is a keeper. Cavatelli & … Continue reading

Posted in broccoli, garlic, Italian, pasta, QuickAndEasy | 3 Comments