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Italian Chicken Quesadilla

Italian Chicken Quesadilla

Italian Chicken Quesadilla Italian Chicken Quesadilla is a great twist on a regular quesadilla.  This is a perfect meal for lunch or dinner or a late night snack. I did two separate versions.  Made this once with the Chicken and then made it a second […]

Panzanella Salad

Panzanella Salad

Panzanella Salad Panzanella Salad is a Tuscan and Umbrian chopped salad, and is typically made with stale bread croutons, cucumbers, tomatoes, onions and fresh basil.  This salad is also popular in other parts of central Italy and is perfect as a fresh summer salad. I […]

Sfingi (Italian Donuts)

Sfingi (Italian Donuts)

Sfingi (Italian Donuts) Sfingi are Italian Donuts and typically served on St. Joseph’s Day.  St. Joseph’s Day is a feast day that is all about giving and sharing.  According to legend, there was a severe drought in Sicily during the Middle Ages.  The villagers prayed […]

Zuppa Toscana

Zuppa Toscana

Zuppa Toscana It is still winter and cold here.  So another soup.  Zuppa Toscana, which literally means “Tuscan Soup”.  This is similar to the Olive Garden version which is creamier and richer than the actual original from Tuscany. One issue I had is that the […]

Escarole Soup

Escarole Soup

Escarole Soup Escarole Soup is a classic Italian soup.  It is very quick and easy to make.  It is also flavorful, yet a really light soup.  Escarole is a winter leafy green that is part of the endive lettuce family, but it is not as […]

Bolognese Sauce with Papperadelle

Bolognese Sauce with Papperadelle

Bolognese Sauce with Papperadelle The one dish that I never order at a restaurant is any pasta with a Bolognese Sauce.  It is always too salty for my taste.  A traditional Bolognese Sauce is made with ground beef, ground pork and veal, which helps make […]

Chicken Parmigiana

Chicken Parmigiana

Chicken Parmigiana Long gone are the days of trying to get your kids to eat plain, boring vegetables.  I still remember my Mother cooking canned spinach on the stove with vinegar and a little lemon and trying to get me to eat it.  It had […]

Chicken, Sausage and Sweet Potatoes

Chicken, Sausage and Sweet Potatoes

Chicken, Sausage and Sweet Potatoes I’m not sure why but my Mother called this Jambroth.  I have no idea where that name or the recipe came from.  I searched the internet and was unable to find a different name, so we still call it Jambroth […]

Chicken Marsala

Chicken Marsala

Chicken Marsala There is no need to go out for dinner for Valentine’s Day.  Chicken Marsala is a perfect dish to make for a Valentine’s Day dinner.  It is quick and easy to make with plenty of flavor.  If you made my Chicken Piccata recipe, […]

Chicken Piccata

Chicken Piccata

Chicken Piccata I remember the first time I ate Chicken Piccata.  I am Italian, but my parents never made Chicken Piccata at home when I was growing up.  I was at a conference in Charleston, SC back in the 90’s.  I remember sitting quietly on […]


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