Eggplant – about 3 pounds sliced lengthwise in ¼ inch slices 8 oz fresh mozzarella ripped into 1 inch pieces 1 cup flour 2 cups extra virgin olive oil – EVOO – can use virgin oil Parmigiano Reggiano – 1 cup freshly grated Tomato sauce – recipe below Salt sliced eggplant and leave with a… Continue reading Authentic Italian Eggplant Parmesan Melanzane di Parmigiana
GRITS AND POLENTA Many folks ask us to define the differences between grits and polenta. As we noted, most grits, in the American South, are traditionally made from dent corn. In Italy, most polenta is made from flint corn. Italians began to cultivate flints from the Caribbean around 1500 and developed a then new European… Continue reading What’s the difference between Polenta & Grits?
I have been on the search for the best way to make Pasta alla Carbonara for years as there are many different opinions on this in Italy. In America they usually don’t have a clue as they don’t even use real eggs but cream instead. So my last visit to Rome in September at an… Continue reading Pasta Alla Carbonara – best one ever from Rome!
I have researched many Tiramisu` recipes from Milan to Rome to Santa Barbara and Chattanooga and worldwide with the internet and came up with my favorite version of this dessert. It has liquor but not too much, cookie is soaked through so there are no dry spots and the cream is in it’s purest form and oh… Continue reading Best Tiramisu`
These are the baby bells but I do them the same way as the normal size bell peppers. This is one of my Italian husbands’ favorite foods! He loves thes as do most Italians and he always notices if I don’t do them on the open flame-(under the broiler). You just don’t get that same… Continue reading Fire Roasted Bell Peppers- Peperoni in Italian – On Grill or Gas Stove
Recipe: This is so easy and takes only 4-5 minutes in the pan. 10 minutes is the total time! Whole Foods had chicken breasts for 2.99 a pound so I bought 3 packs of it. I froze 2 of them. I was tired of the same chicken breast dishes that are baked or pan fried.… Continue reading 10 minute Chicken Exquisite! From start to finish!
Fresh Beet Pasta- so pretty and so tasty and healthy too! Don your gloves for the beets unless you want bright red hands. Cooking the fresh beets in the microwave make it easy to peel and cood with the fuss. Ingredients: 1 fresh beet – or you can use canned – need 1/3 cup 2… Continue reading Easy Fresh Beet Pasta