Spaghetti with Pesto, Burrata, Zucchini

Just saute zucchini slices or zoodles in some olive oil with some garlic in a large pan. Salt and Pepper it, meanwhile... This doesn't even need a recipe... Saute Zucchini slices or zoodles in some olive oil and garlic, salt and pepper it Boil the pasta in salted water until al dente drain pasta reserving …

Amazing Roasted Eggplant Parmesan! bonus – it’s Gluten and Lactose Free!!

Melanzane alla Parmigiana oh so tasty olive oil infused eggplant pure delicious and clean! Since eggplant (melanzane) season is just beginning I decided to create a baked eggplant parm I actually like that's not fried. Here in Puglia they say to be good it has to be fried but I disagree (don't tell them that) …

Best Ever Fresh Roasted Pumpkin Pie – No Evaporated Milk – Zero kilometer – we say that in Italy when its local

The only way is the BEST way in Italy I found out after making the best pumpkin pie in my life! Roast about 2 pounds of fresh pumpkin wedges to get 2 cups of puree ...then add 2 large beaten eggs, 1/4 cup light cream or milk, 3/4 cup sugar, tbsp of flour, 1 tsp …

All About Artichokes- even though the season is ending now…but I haven’t eaten one this year!

VIDEO: How to trim artichokes Roman style Am I crazy to try artichokes since 100% of commercially grown come from California where I am from? If they grew in louisiana in the 1800's I would think they can grow here... 1500s - In the 16th century, Catherine de Medici (1519-1589), married to King Henry II …

Butternut Squash Artisan Pasta with 5 Ingredient Skinny Pumpkin Sage Sauce

So everyone wants to eat lighter around here so came up with this light version of pumpkin sauce using cottage cheese instead of cream and going for lots of pumpkin, galic, sage flavor. Skinny Pumpkin Sage Sauce 5 ingredients only! 1-cup pumpkin pure – I prefer freshly roasted but canned is ok too 2 tbsp. …

Best Fire Roasted Bell Peppers that don’t even compare to the bottled kind!

These are so delicious with the smoky flavor you get from the fire. They are best when you put them directly on the grill to be scorched by the fire but you can do it the easy way by cooking in the oven on broil.  My Italian family does it directly on the gas flame on …

Big Batch Basic and Fast Italian Tomato Sauce

 Big Batch Basic Italian Tomato Sauce - some now - more for tomorrow for about 6 pasta dinners for 6 people or more! This is the recipe I use when fresh tomatoes are not in season. Make sure to use a good quality canned tomato like San Marzano tomatoes.  Mutti is the preferred italian brand …

Osso Bucco (Beef shank) with Wild Mushroom Saffron Risotto

This is so easy and once you put on the fire you just let it do its thing for a couple of hours until the meat is falling off the bone. Next day you have a wonderful , flavor bursting broth to use to make more risotto!  Or pour it over polenta. Served with a …