tomato & cream sauce

Oh, sun-dried tomatoes and cream — a party in your mouth! and oh, so satisfying!       Print Salsa di Panna e Secchi (Tomato and Cream Sauce) Course Main Course Cuisine Italian Ingredients 6 sun-dried tomatoes (well drained if … Continue reading

alfredo sauce

A snap to make, alfredo sauce is a staple in northern Italian kitchens. Quick, satisfying, and just a few ingredients — what’s no to like? This is a rich sauce, so pair it with a large pasta, such as fettuccini, … Continue reading

spaghetti alla carbonara

This traditional sauce from Roma is packed with protein from eggs, prosciutto and cheese. This sauce is all about the timing of the cooking. You should plan to have all of your ingredients prepped and at room temperature before beginning. … Continue reading

pasta alla gorgonzola

When I’m hungry for comfort food, the rich sauce soothes my soul. It’s so easy, delicious on large pastas, like pappardelle, ravioli or tortellini. Don’t want pasta? Use it over green beans, asparagus, roasted potatoes, cauliflower…. perfect pasta video Print … Continue reading

White Clam Sauce

I LOVE white clam sauce, because, other than parsley, I can have all of the ingredients stored in my pantry, and have a gourmet pasta dinner in a flash! Or, for a very special presentation, use 2 pounds of fresh … Continue reading

Tara’s pork green chili

Who doesn’t LOVE Mexican food!! Green chili, aka. chili verde, is a staple, and what a sumptuous meal! Here’ how Chef Tara makes it! You could also serve this chili in a rice bowl, use a bit in an omelet … Continue reading

chicken piccata

Tangy, fresh lemon and caper sauce surrounding fork tender chicken breasts, a popular Italian classic that is destined to become a favorite with family and guests alike. This is one of my favorite recipes for entertaining because I can do … Continue reading

anise caps aka ‘white caps’

These cookies, also knowns as ‘white caps’ due to their white tops, were a family favorite made by my Italian great grandmother. I hope they bring the same joy to your family as they did to mine. Even if you … Continue reading

Thanksgiving HELP!

All of the information, techniques and recipes you need to prepare a successful, delicious meal! Please feel free to use these links as a resource in your holiday meal preparation, and enjoy the fruits of your labor with friends and … Continue reading

Chicken Normandy

It’s apple season and what better way to enjoy the best of fall with a delicious dinner where fresh apples are the star attraction.  This meal always reminds me of my visit to the beaches of Normandy France, which at … Continue reading