eggtart

Pancetta Zucchini Breakfast Tart

On our recent trip to Italy, we stayed at a beautiful country hotel called Relais Villa Giulia in Fano. The one thing I will always remember most about our...

scarpariello

Chicken Scarpariello

This is another Italian-American dish that translates as “shoemaker’s” style chicken, and consists of golden brown, pieces of roasted chicken that are topped with a tasty lemon flavored sauce....

balsamicpotatoes

Roasted Balsamic Potatoes

Patate al Forno con Aceto Balsamico ~ A vegetable dish that is great with grilled sausages, or a nice roasted chicken or breast of veal. This is an easy recipe...

polenta

Basic Polenta

Polenta is an inexpensive, tasty alternative to pasta or rice, and can be served in unlimited ways. Here is a basic recipe for making polenta, as well as numerous...

pancettacreamsauce

Pasta Vecchia Napoli

I first tasted this pasta dish at a small trattoria just outside of Cortona and found it delicious. I knew as soon as I tasted it that I would...

cavatelli-1

Cavatelli With Mussels And White Beans

Pasta con Cozze e Fagioli  ~ We first had this pasta dish in Tuscany at Badia a Coltibuono, but found out later it is actually a very popular dish in...

eggplantparm

Eggplant Parmesan

I always grill or broil my eggplant instead of frying in oil, which greatly reduces the fat intake. Try to choose firm, shiny skinned small to medium sized eggplants. The...

shrimpcapri

Shrimp Capri

In this easy recipe,  quickly cooked, tender shrimp are coated in a delicious tomato sauce which has been flavored with olives, capers, garlic and hot peppers.  I have been...

garlickybeans

Green Beans With Garlic & Fresh Tomatoes

  When string beans are at their peak in the summer, this is a great recipe to try. Serve them with roasted or grilled meats or seafood. I love picking...

calabrianspareribs

Calabrian Style Pork Ribs

Costa di Maiale Calabrese ~ Calabrians preserve many of their vegetables in oil to be used throughout the year, and this recipe uses some of those vegetables preserved in...