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Chicken Stock

Chicken Stock

Last night, as I was making my shopping list, Victor said, if you get a couple of chickens I’ll make chicken stock and you can can it. With an offer like that, how could I refuse?!? We both prefer homemade stock, but lack the freezer space to make and fr...

stuffed eggplant

Stuffed Eggplant

The eggplants are coming in fast and furious. It’s amazing what less rain and more sun will do for a garden! I brought in two this morning – with a lot more out there – and Victor volunteered to make stuffed eggplant for dinner! I will pretty...

Ragu di Funghi e Finocchio

Victor mentioned a couple of days ago that he wanted to make some fresh pasta. Any time he wants to ...

Limoncello

Limoncello

When life hands you lemons, it’s time to make Limoncello! As we all must surely know by now, L...

focaccia

Focaccia alla Molisana

Here’s one from Mary Ann Esposito – another of my favorite Italian chefs. Her show, Ciao...

Breaking Out the Big Pots

While I was toiling away at work, today, Victor was at home making a big batch of sauce. We haven...

Roasted Garlic Gnocchi with Pesto

Okay. I just had the best gnocchi I have ever had in my life. Really. No hyperbole, no exaggeration....

Orecchiette with Chicken and Asparagus

I called home at lunch, today, and, as per usual, we talked about dinner. It’s usually a take ...

Spaghetti and Shrimp

Spaghetti. Probably my most favorite of the hundreds upon hundreds of pasta shapes. I certainly don&...

Sunday Spaghetti and Meatballs

There’s nothing better than a big ol’ plate of Spaghetti and Meatballs – especiall...

Pork Chops Milanese alla Victor

I brought home a couple of pretty nice bone-in pork chops, yesterday. I was thinking a Pork Chop Mil...

Eggplant Lasagne

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

Butternut Squash Gnocchi

Our new potato ricer was put into use this afternoon – with both potatoes and butternut squash...

Lasagne

Victor made an outstanding lasagne yesterday. It was so outstanding, I wanted it for dinner again, t...