cheesecauli2

Perfect Potluck Pasta Bake

This was one of my children’s favorite pasta recipes when they were growing up, and I made often throughout the years although it has been tweaked a little along...

heirloomtomato

Heirloom Tomato Salad With Goat Cheese Crumbles

I debated whether to add this into my recipe collection as it is so simple that it is difficult to describe it as a recipe. This is another dish...

chilecrumbs

Spaghetti With Garlic, Chilies, Lemon & Crispy Bread Crumbs

This is one of those quick pasta dishes that can be thrown together in mere minutes, yet is so tasty, it will become a family favorite. I love the...

lobstersalad

Amalfi Lobster Salad

We first tasted this delicious dish while traveling in Italy along the Amalfi coast and have made it many times since. In fact, I think I can honestly say...

clamssopressata

Clams With Spicy Sausage

Vongole con Salami Picante ~ This is a very tasty dish that combines fresh, Littleneck clams with chopped spicy salami sausage. I used a sopressatta Calabrese sausage, but you...

figbruschetta

Bruschetta With Gorgonzola And Fresh Figs

This is one of the easiest antipasti recipes possible and yet is both delicious and attractive as well. I chose to keep my bruschetta simple, but you could also...

vealmarsala

Mushroom Veal Marsala

In this tasty recipe, tender veal scallops are topped with a light mushroom marsala wine sauce. Since veal scallopini can be quite expensive, you could substitute either chicken or...

orecchiettetom

Orecchiette With Fresh Tomatoes & Pecorino

This is a simple, delicious pasta dish that we first sampled on our recent trip to Puglia. The kitchen was open and directly in front of our table so...

tomatogoatcheese2

Pizza With Cherry Tomatoes & Goat Cheese

I recently bought a bunch of sweet cherry tomatoes still on the vine that reminded me of the wonderful flavor of the pomodorini we sampled in Positano a few...

mushroomgnocchi

Mushroom Gnocchi With Sauteed Spinach & Mushroom Topping

I tasted a similar gnocchi dish at a restaurant here in Toronto many years ago and loved the simplicity of meltingly tender ricotta gnocchi topped with just sauteed mushrooms...