Veal Sorrentino

This past weekend my mom came up to spend the day and I wanted to make something special, so I reached into my old school bag of tricks and made Veal Sorrentino.  It had been quite a while since I made this and I had forgotten what a great and unique veal dish it is....

Italian Christmas Eve Dinner

It is a tradition with many Southern Italian families to celebrate Christmas Eve with an elaborate fish banquet, Il Cenone di Vigilia. Sometimes referred to as The Feast of the Seven Fishes, not everybody sticks to exactly seven; some go up to 11 or 12, predominantly...

Penne Arrabiata

Penne Arrabiata translates to Angry Penne, which is an apt name for this spicy pasta dish. My father didn't typically put too much spice into his cooking, but this was one exception. If people wanted the pasta angry they got it angry! If you look at and try different...

Sole Piccata

Sole Piccata is a good example of a light and tasty seafood dish that is easy to prepare. When my father made sole (or chicken) piccata at his restaurant he didn't typically put capers in it, but many chefs do. I am a big caper fan, especially with fish, so I like to...

Swordfish Sandwiches

Summer weather is finally hitting us here in Connecticut, and when it's this hot I like to keep my cooking as simple as possible, preferably outside on the grill, while still maximizing flavor. These Swordfish Sandwiches certainly check off all of the boxes. Perfectly...

Sausage and Peppers Sandwiches

Where I come from we would call this a wedge, some people call it a hero, some call it a hoagie or grinder, so I am just going with Sausage and Peppers Sandwiches here and you can call them whatever you like. Sausage and Peppers Sandwiches rank right up there with...


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