shepard’s pie

On a cool evening I yearn for comfort food. And if it’s not pasta — my ‘go to’ comfort food, a beautiful shepard’s pie will fill the need, as well as my growling tummy. basic ground meat mix Print Shepard’s … Continue reading

quick stroganoff

Silky, rich stroganoff is a delight, and quick to make with a seasoned ground beef mixture.  basic ground meat mix   Print Stroganoff Servings 4 people Ingredients 1 recipe basic ground meat mixture cooked as directed above 1 tablespoon butter … Continue reading

marinara sauce

Quite possibly the MOST versatile sauce in the Italian repertoire! Not only is is fantastic on a plate of perfectly cooked pasta, but it’s also fantastic pizza sauce, or spooned over a chicken cutlet, topped with a bit of cheese … Continue reading

onion sauce

This sauce hails from northern Italy, and is best if you caramelize the onions slightly before continuing with the recipe. Wish, flavorful, made with pantry ingredients. In the Italian way, simple is best! perfect pasta video how to prep the onions … Continue reading

fusilli al tonno

There is a little Neapolitan restaurant in London, which I frequented. On oof my favorite dishes there as their fusilli al tonno — screwy noodles with spicy tomato sauce and tuna. If you can find it, tuna packed in olive … Continue reading

penne al arabbiata

This spicy tomato based sauce is a family favorite. We like to serve it on penne pasta, fresh out of the pot! and a mound of freshly grated Parmigiano! YUMMMM!!! Choose either dread chili flakes (easy to have on hand) … Continue reading

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