Ricotta and mozzarella cheese are enveloped in light and tender crepes, dressed in homemade tomato sauce and baked to a molten-hot, bubbly finish that is, simply put, irresistible!
One would think growing up in an Italian-American family that the cassata cake would of graced our dessert table as often as the dear cannoli, but it did not. I can’t recall one time ever eating it and wasn’t even sure what it was…a sad tale to tell that’s entirely true. I know now that it is typically made with a sponge cake, filled with… [Read more]
A baked pasta dish that screams out loud of comfort with its creamy cheese sauce, tender pieces of white meat chicken and diced tomatoes. Chances are you have everything on hand to make it right now. Yes, this very minute. Everyone will love it, even the pickiest of eater! It’s like a long lost friend to mac and cheese.
Slow-roasted fennel, grape tomatoes, onion, black olives and zucchini seasoned generously with Herbs de Provence and tossed with pasta makes an effortless meal full of all sorts of deliciousness. Chewy, al dente pasta is the perfect vehicle for showcasing the melange of soft, tender vegetables and aromatic herbs.
Meatloaf can conjure up some pretty strong feelings. Some loathe it. Some love it.I’m of the latter. I constantly dream up new versions. Sometimes they work out and sometimes they don’t. Sometimes when they don’t work I make them over and over trying to get it right. And sometimes they still don’t work. Thankfully, this one works! Moist, juicy and so tender it melts in… [Read more]
Meat sauce takes me right back to the days of my youth when this would grace our table all the time. It was one of my favorite meals. Then we stopped having it. For whatever reason, a once or twice a month occasion turned into a once a year event. I can’t tell you how wrong that is. On so many levels.