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 …

Which Olive Oil to Buy in the USA?

Here is new information regarding authentic olive oil to buy: NAOOA Certified Olive Oils List of authentic olive oils bearing the NAOOA Quality Seal which is awarded to olive oils that are tested for purity and quality. 365 Extra Virgin Olive Oil from Spain 365 Extra Virgin Olive Oil from Greece 365 Organic Extra Virgin …

Orecchiette with Broccoli Rabe & Garlic Toasted Bread Crumbs (Orecchiette con Cime di Rapa)

  Broccoli rabe, or rapini, is a bitter green that comes into season in autumn. It is a member of the turnip family and you will find it at selected greengrocers in bundles of large leaves with broccoli-like flower heads opening into small yellow flowers.   It’s earthy and rustic – a peasant-style Puglia dish …

Pasta Calamarata with Mussels and Shrimp with Butter Garlic Sauce

This pasta is called Calamarata because it looks like  rings of calamari doesn't it? It's very simple to make. It's deliciousness depends on good, fresh ingredients and not ruining them.  I bought the pasta fresh from the refrigerator section in my corner store here in Manfredonia but you can use penne, rigatoni or spaghetti for this. …

Pasta with Tomato Pancetta sauce Bucatini All’ Amatriciana a Roman favorite

This dish is named for the town of Amatrice, about an hour east of Rome, considered by many Italians to be birthplace of the best cooks on the peninsula. Many dishes at the heart of Roman cooking may indeed have actually started in the region to the east of Lazio, Abruzzo. Serves 4 large servings …

Decadent Maple Pecan Pie – no corn syrup- no lard!

Best Pecan Pie ever! Real Maple Syrup and Coconut oil Crust make it a champion of health and deliciousness! I'm in Kentucky cooking for my 90 year old Uncle Bill and since he loves pecan pie and we want to keep him alive much longer so I experimented with a non- toxic version of  one of …