Recreate an Italian Veal Marsala Saltimbocca

Growing up my Italian mother used to make the most basic Veal Scallopine with just flour, salt and pepper. The dish took about five minutes to prepare, but us kids devoured every morsel. That was our Mickey D's. Cheap fast food, sans the drive-thru. Though I still crave the simplicity of that dish, sometimes I like to complicate things with [...]

By |July 20th, 2011|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: |5 Comments

Making Unique Pork and Veal Meatballs

Homemade meatballs are a dinner staple amongst most of my Italian relatives. You don't even want to try to serve us marinara pasta without them; forks will fly. Though not pork and veal meatballs, beef ones were one of the first things my grandmother ever taught me how to prepare and to this day my restaurant still uses the same recipe. Though, I have [...]

By |May 18th, 2011|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: |2 Comments

Making a Delicious Whole Grain Cognac Mustard

Buying whole grain cognac mustard is expensive, a dinky jar will cost you 5 bucks and last about 5 minutes. Especially if you are like me and enjoy dipping your preztels in a delicious mustard. So, my husband had the innovative idea of making our own cognac mustard, something I would have never thought of. Surprisingly, I had never [...]

By |March 11th, 2011|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: |15 Comments

Making an Italian Rosemary Focaccia Bread

For those of you who don't know me, my life is all about the new experience. Sometimes those goals are adventurous, sometimes educational and sometimes creative. I am well aware that baking my first loaf of Rosemary Focaccia Bread doesn't fit into the "so scary I might poop my pants" category. But, it was still something [...]

By |January 17th, 2011|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: |15 Comments

Chocolatey Italian Nutella Brownies Recipe

Who can resist a delicate, moist, gooey Italian Nutella Brownies? The old classic brownies recipe is revamped by using Nutella, a chocolate hazelnut spread. When I am in Italy every breakfast consists of Nutella spread on crostini...absolutely delicious! For the perfect finish, top your nutella brownies with a vanilla gelato. NUTELLA BROWNIES 1 Stick Butter, Melted 6 [...]

By |May 31st, 2010|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: |2 Comments

Make Pasta. A Fresh Pappardelle.

As a small child I would watch my nona almost daily making pasta, pounding dough balls by hand and forming them into the most delicious dinners. Occasionally, I would lend a hand trying to work the same magic with my tiny fingers. Times have certainly changed, with the many options of  fresh & dry pastas at your [...]

By |May 3rd, 2010|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , |15 Comments

A Delicious Salmon Cakes Recipe for a Perfect Starter

We have all heard of Crab Cakes, but what about Salmon Cakes? Here is a delicious Salmon Cakes recipe for you to try. Perfect starter to any meal. SALMON CAKES RECIPE 4 Cups Salmon, cubed 1/4 Cup Olive Oil 2 Carrots, diced 2 Celery Stalks, diced 1/2 Yellow Onion, diced 1 Egg 1 Cup Bread Crumbs [...]

By |April 17th, 2010|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: |0 Comments

Curried Couscous with Chickpeas & Cranberries

Couscous is the crushed Semolina of durum wheat that is a staple food of North Africa. Though it is extremely popular in African society, it is also widely used throughout the world. This curried couscous recipe is a fabulous cultural mix of Italian, Asian & African cooking. It is a perfect dish for a ladies luncheon or [...]

By |March 7th, 2010|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: |1 Comment

Pistachio Crusted Salmon with Red Pepper Agrodolce

Salmon is rich is Omega-3 fatty acids, low in calories and high in protein. Which could made this one of the best fishes for your health. Add this to the antioxidants, vitamins and fiber of Pistachios and the Pistachio Crusted Salmon may just be the best dish ever. PISTACHIO CRUSTED SALMON WITH ROASTED RED PEPPER AGRODOLCE 2 Salmon [...]

By |February 11th, 2010|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: |3 Comments

Walnut & Artichoke Pesto Bruschetta

Though this Walnut & Artichoke Pesto Bruschetta may be a new recipe, bruschetta dates back to the 15th century and is a toasted bread that can have a variety of savory toppings, most typically, tomatoes, basil and garlic. The name comes from the Italian word bruscare, which means "to roast over coals". The proper pronunciation is [...]

By |January 10th, 2010|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: |2 Comments