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Penne Filetto di Pomodoro

Filetto di Pomodoro, with prosciutto and onion, is a rustic and hearty tomato sauce that goes great over penne or your favorite pasta shape. Filetto di Pomodoro is the first of my Dad's recipes from the restaurant that I learned to cook well. I worked as a waiter at...

Aglio e Olio

Pasta Aglio e Olio, or oil and garlic, is quick easy and delicious. A perfect combination! Aglio e Olio Mondays used to be a thing in our house, but we drifted away from that, replacing it with takeout way too often. Well, it's time to get back to basics. Sometimes I...

Beef Braciole

Beef Braciole, stuffed beef rolls slowly simmered in tomato sauce, are Italian comfort food at it's best. Beef Braciole is classic Italian comfort food and a great dish to make on a wintery Sunday afternoon. Stuffed beef rolls, simmered slowly in tomato sauce so the...

Chicken Paillard with Arugula Salad

Thin cut Chicken Paillard quickly browned on both sides and topped with a peppery, lemony Arugula Salad is an easy, healthy and delicious weeknight meal. Chicken Paillard topped with a salad was one of my staple meals when I waited tables at my Father's restaurant. It...

Red Snapper Livornese

Fragrant and flavorful with olives, capers and a light tomato sauce, Red Snapper Livornese is a seafood lover's dream and may even make a few converts. A wonderfully pungent dish from Livorno on the western coast of Tuscany, Red Snapper Livornese, was a mainstay on my...

Chicken Marsala

Always a crowd pleaser, Chicken Marsala is a classic dish that is actually quite easy to make and can be ready to eat in under 30 minutes. Chicken Marsala is a simple, but delicious old Italian classic. Sometimes in my quest to find new recipes and dishes I forget...


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