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...

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...