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Eggplant and Gnocchi

Gnocchi and Eggplant

Victor was rummaging through the freezer yesterday and came upon a packet of breaded and fried eggplant he had cooked up in August. The cutlets were from eggplants in our garden – at a time when looking at eggplant was starting to get a bit rough. Even w...

Crab Cioppino

‘Twas The Night Before Christmas …

… and more Ghosts of Christmases past have surfaced. Coming from a large family, Christmas was anything but quiet. When it was merely the six kids, it was chaos and pandemonium. Imagine six kids attacking the tree looking for gifts with their name on it....

Spaghetti

Spaghetti alla Chitarra with Sausage and Langostino

I had to go down to the fish monger – Seafood USA in Wayne –  this morning to buy clam...

Shrimp Risotto

Shrimp Risotto

I was thinking seafood of some sort for dinner tonight, when I realized it’s been a while sinc...

Orecchiette

Orecchiette with Olives

One week from right now, we will be on the train to Niagara Falls. In fact, we will almost be there,...

Cavatappi

Cavatappi and Christmas

I know, I know… let’s get Thanksgiving over with before we start with Christmas – ...

Homemade Gnocchi

Homemade Gnocchi

I have been looking at the gnocchi roller for months. It’s a Mucca Rigagnocchi Gnocchi Rollin...

Sweet Potato Gnocchi

Sweet Potato Gnocchi

A few weeks ago, Victor made sweet potato gnocchi. We had no plans for it other than freezing for us...

Pasta e Fagioli

Pasta e Fagioli

In the song That’s Amore, Dean Martin sings “When the stars make you drool, just like a...

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 ...

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Spiedini di Pollo, Fagioli, e Prugne

I get a daily email from La Cucina Italiana magazine – in Italian. It always has lots of recip...

Piadina

Piadina

It seems that most cultures have a flatbread of sorts. I thought the Italian versions were pizza and...

Limoncello

Limoncello

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

Orecchiette

Fun stuff in the ‘fridge can often elicit a fun dinner – and a fun dinner is what we had...