Roasted Peppers

Roasted Peppers

Sure you can buy roasted peppers in a jar at the supermarket, but there is really no reason to do that when it is so easy to roast your own. After I roast the peppers I like to store them in an airtight container tossed with some extra-virgin olive oil and sliced...
Easy Struffoli

Easy Struffoli

Struffoli is a traditional Neopolitan dessert that is mainly comprised of fried dough circles roughly the size of marbles.The name Struffoli actually originates from the Greek word “strongulous” which means “rounded”. Some consider Struffoli to...
Blood Orange Granita

Blood Orange Granita

Hey Phil. Why are you making tasty frozen treats in the dead of winter? Blood Oranges are in season. But isn’t it too cold for Granita? Blood Oranges are in season. Wouldn’t Blood Orange Granita be more appropriate in the summer? Blood Oranges aren’t...
Veal Rollatini

Veal Rollatini

Veal Rollatini is an interesting dish to me, not only because it is delicious, but because of the name. Veal, chicken or eggplant rollatini dishes are common on the menus of Italian-American restaurants. As the word rollatini might imply, these dishes consist of the...
Pizza – The Grandma Pie

Pizza – The Grandma Pie

My first exposure to a pizza called a Grandma Pie was at a local pizzeria here in Monroe, CT, Julian’s. The Grandma Pie at Julian’s was like a Sicilian, rectangular with a thick fluffy crust, but topped with fresh mozzarella and a garlicky sauce. Since then I have...

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