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Mafaldine and Semelle

We just had a quiet dinner at home. Nonna is off with her eldest son, so it was time to break out the long noodles and bake some bread. Nonna’s no longer a fan of noodles – spaghetti, linguine, pappardelle – so we don’t have them as oft...

Sunday in the Kitchen

We’ve been out of Victor’s pasta sauce for a couple of weeks. Since the garden tomatoes haven’t even been planted, yet, it was time to get the canned tomatoes in gear. We can’t go long without pasta sauce in the house – and I̵...

Wild Boar Risotto

I’ve had about a half-pound of wild boar sausage in the freezer for a while, now, and decided ...

Risotto with Lagostino

It’s Monday after Thanksgiving. The holiday is officially over. More or less. The leftover tur...

The Importance of a Well-Stocked Larder

I threw out dinner, tonight. It’s something I haven’t done in years, but it needed doing...

Zantonio Bruschetta

I don’t often write about things we didn’t make ourselves, but every once in a while, so...

Garden Bounty

We did a bit of tag-teaming in the kitchen, today.  We picked a bit of produce from the yard and ha...

Gatò di Patate and Veggies from the Garden

Our friend George, in Sicily, has a lot of recipes on his website – very basic, simple Sicilia...

Pesto Rolls and Rigatoni

I was in the mood for pasta, tonight and pasta, to me, means bread. You need something to sop up the...

Spaghetti for Victor’s Birthday

The official birthday is tomorrow, but I have to work late, so the birthday dinner was tonight. Spag...

Valentine Lasagne

Early last week Victor decided he was making lasagne, today. For many folks, lasagne for dinner usua...

Cavatelli

Ya know how you’re surfing the interwebs and ya click on something and then you follow somethi...

Another Vat of Sauce

Victor has been making sauce and I’ve been jarring it for a long, long time, now. It’s j...

La Vigilia and Crab Cioppino

The Feast of the Seven Fish… Christmas Eve was once a day of abstinence in the Catholic Churc...

Farfalle Pasta with Lamb Sausage and Pork

I was perusing old issues of La Cucina Italiana last night looking for dinner ideas. I am still piss...