friedcalamari

Fried Calamari

Crispy rings of tender calamari are great as an appetizer served with a spicy tomato sauce or garlicky mayonaise. Calamari need to be either cooked quickly on high heat, or...

grissini1

Grissini

These are great little breadsticks to serve with wine along with olives before your dinner. I always have these on hand when entertaining. They are very easy to make,...

farfallerucola

Farfalle With Arugula Pesto Sauce

The combination of the green arugula pesto and red sweet cherry tomatoes in this recipe is very pretty to look at, as well as being a great contrast in...

shrimppasta2

Spaghetti with Shrimp In Creamy Tomato Sauce

This is one of the very first pasta dishes I ever made over 35 years ago before I ever even visited Italy and it still tastes great. It is...

sundriedgoatcheese

Penne Pasta With Sun-dried Tomato Pesto, Eggplant & Goat Cheese

This recipe combines the great flavors of eggplants, sun dried tomatoes and goat cheese. Quick to put together, yet delicious, this recipes will soon become a family favorite. I...

cannelloni

Veal & Spinach Cannelloni

Delicate sheets of egg pasta are stuffed with a veal and spinach center which is then topped with creamy bechamel sauce and baked. This is a great recipe for...

musselsgratinate

Breaded Mussels

On our recent trip to Puglia, we ate these delicious mussels on a daily basis. Pugliese are passionate about mussels, preparing them in a variety of ways, but this...

lemontart

Italian Lemon Almond Tart

This is an Italian lemon tart that is not too sweet with a rich buttery crust. I like to garnish small slices of this tart with a little dollop...

sicilian

Sicilian Swordfish With Fresh Tomato Relish

This is our favorite way to prepare swordfish which keeps it moist and tender. In this recipe, I used a fresh, simple tomato relish to top the swordfish which...

sweetsourbeets

Sweet And Sour Roasted Beets And Onions

Beets are delicious when prepared properly and although they can now be found year round, they are at their best between late June and October. This recipe combines beets...