Italian recipe

Most Asparagussy Asparagus Risotto you’ve ever Tasted!

I love this risotto because it is so asparagussy! Is that a word? You get this by blending all but the tips with it’s cooking liquid and using it as your stock. Then you add vegetable or chicken stock as needed. Recipe: Asparagus Risotto 2 pounds asparagus 300 g or 1 ½ cups Vialone or… Continue reading Most Asparagussy Asparagus Risotto you’ve ever Tasted!

italian food · make ahead recipes

Zucchini Bechamel Lasagna

Recipe 1 pound no boil lasagna Pasta- or fresh pasta 3 medium Zucchini sliced into thin rounds Oil for frying (I prefer 100% Olive Oil but Vegetable Oil will work too) 4 Oz Fontina Cheese shredded 4 Oz Asiago Cheese shredded 12 Oz Fresh Mozzarella shredded For the Bechamel 1 3/4 Cups Milk 3 Tbsp… Continue reading Zucchini Bechamel Lasagna

5 ingredients or less · cooking · italian · make ahead recipes · recipes · tips for success · vegetable · video

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

panini · sandwich

Provolone tomato arugula avocado Panini Grilled Cheese

I was really in the mood for a grilled cheese sandwich today but I can’t stop at the cheese. I scourge my frig and find wonderful additions like arugula or spinach (my kids detest arugula), tomato (never store tomatoes in fridge as they lose all flavor). You can use a panini maker, grill or skillet… Continue reading Provolone tomato arugula avocado Panini Grilled Cheese

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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.… Continue reading Butternut Squash Artisan Pasta with 5 Ingredient Skinny Pumpkin Sage Sauce

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

pasta · vegetable

Pasta with broccoli, anchovy, garlic and hot pepper – my version of orecchiette con cime di rapa

After drooling over Italian recipes of orecchiette and cime di rapa (broccoli rabe) I was craving it and wanted to have it today! So I made do with what I can get here which is regular broccoli and fusilli pasta. I am not going to spend 4 dollars on a tiny bunch of broccoli rabe… Continue reading Pasta with broccoli, anchovy, garlic and hot pepper – my version of orecchiette con cime di rapa