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Sausages and Artichokes

I am pretty certain my 23 and Me Ancestry is wrong. I’m Sicilian – pale, peeling, cancer-prone skin be damned. I mean… how else can you explain my gravitation to – hell, it’s almost an obsession – with Sicily and Sicilian fo...

The Weekend Food Fest

It doesn’t get much better than having dear friends over for the weekend – especially when said friends are as enthusiastic about food as we are about cooking it. Definitely a friendship made in heaven! Ann and Julie drove down from Rochester, taki...

Butternut Squash and Lobster Risotto

Tonight’s dinner is brought to you by things falling out of the freezer, this morning. It was ...

Eggplant Lasagne

He’s done it, again. An Eggplant Lasagne that is just out of this world! I don’t even kn...

Pizza

I just ordered a pizza pan. It will be here Wednesday. I figured I had better act before the steel a...

Ravioli

Have you ever had one of those meals where you just wanted to keep eating… and eating… a...

Chicken Parmigiana

Thursday, I made polenta with a really meaty ragu. It was pretty good, if I do say so, m’self,...

Cod, Sausage, and Fennel Cioppino

The latest edition of Fine Cooking magazine arrived a few days ago and one of the first recipes I sa...

Beef Agrodolce

The Chicken Agrodolce I made on New Year’s Day has been taunting me. With so many good things ...

Orecchiette with Fennel and Tuna

We were watching Jacques Pépin – one of my most favorite chefs – the other night when h...

Spaghetti and an Epiphany

I learned something new, today. I have always thought that Twelfth Night was January 6th – the...

Sicilian-Style Chicken Agrodolce

Since the demise of the US version of La Cucina Italiana, my go-to recipe magazine has become Fine C...

Pepperoni Pizza

I really can’t remember the last time we had pizza for dinner. It’s definitely been a wh...

Ragu alla Bolognese – Ricetta Antica

We were watching a rerun of one of Lidia’s programs the other night when she started making a ...