borlotti1

Fresh Stewed Borlotti Beans

  We were recently at an Italian festival here in Toronto and passed a produce market selling bushels of fresh borlotti beans. I really wanted to buy them as...

chickentellagio

Crispy Chicken Cutlets With Taleggio Cheese & Prosciutto

I love crispy chicken cutlets, and am always looking for new ways to serve them. One day, after convincing my husband that chicken was the best choice for dinner...

salmonlemonsauce

Salmon With Lemon Butter Basil Sauce

I first made this sauce after tasting something similar at an Italian restaurant in the States. The sauce is just as delicious on grilled chicken breasts as it is...

summersquashmix

Summer Squash Saute

This pretty dish was created after I once again bought too many squash at my local green grocery. I find at the end of summer when fresh seasonal vegetables...

roastedbroccoli

Roasted Broccoli

Roasting any vegetable creates a caramelization, bringing a delicious unique aspect to the flavor of any fresh vegetables. One of my favorite way to cook broccoli recently is by...

capresefoccacian

Heirloom Tomato & Mozzarella Fococcia

I was at our local gourmet grocery store where they had a stand selling “gourmet” focaccia that was topped with local seasonal heirloom tomatoes, locally produced mozzarella, and fresh...

tomatocream

Tomato Cream Sauce

This quick and easy sauce goes very well with many types of pasta shapes. The dried red pepper adds just a bit of heat, but you can leave it...

puttanaesca

Puttanesca Sauce

This is one of those traditional sauce recipes that has been around forever. It is so delicious, that it is often hard to believe how easy it really is...

alfredo

Alfredo Sauce

Rich and creamy, this sauce is heavenly when served overly properly cooked pasta. As a change of pace, add lightly sauteed shrimps to finished dish. There are always many...

amatriciana

Amatriciana Sauce

This sauce was created in the Roman town of Amatrice. It is commonly served over thick, hollow-tube pasta called bucatini, however I serve it over almost any dried pasta,...