buttersauce

Brown Butter Sauce

A simple sauce that is great on vegetable or cheese filled pastas. This sauce is also good with 1/2 cup toasted pine nuts mixed in, or substitute fresh sage for...

hollandaise

Blender Hollandaise Sauce

This sauce is a no-fail method of making creamy hollandaise. Use on eggs, blanched vegetables, or anything else you would like. Buon Appetito! Deborah Mele 2011

pagliaefieno

Bolognese Sauce 2

This tasty meat sauce was created in the region around Bologna, which explains how it got it’s name. This sauce is great on almost any pasta, or layered between...

bechamel

Béchamel Sauce

A basic white sauce with many uses in an Italian kitchen. Use as a base for other ingredients, or layer with tomato sauce in a baked pasta dish. By...

panzanella

Panzanella

This is an easy salad recipe which is a wonderful way to use up stale bread, and expresses the Tuscan mentality of simplicity with the use of fresh, ripe,...

porkwithgarlic

Pork Tenderloin In Garlic Sauce

Pork tenderloin is becoming increasingly more popular, and this is a dish I recently had at a restaurant that I just had to create at home. The tenderloin is...

pagliaefieno

Paglia e Fieno With Bolognese Sauce

Translated as “straw & hay”, this pasta dish contains a mix of both spinach and egg noodle pasta. This version is sauced with a delicious bolognese sauce but almost...

chocchochipbiscotti

Double Chocolate Biscotti

These delicious crunchy cookies are once again not your typical Italian biscotti. I used a chocolate base for the cookie, and then made things just a little more decadent...

lambmintpesto

Lamb Chops With Mint Pesto

Lamb chops are simply delicious when cooked properly, and make an elegant dish for entertaining or for a special Sunday dinner with family. The addition of the mint pesto...

shroompestolasagna

Mushroom Pesto Lasagna

I have been asked for vegetarian lasagne recipes, so I am sharing one of my favorite recipes that always gets rave reviews. If necessary, you could substitute dried lasagna...