Authentic Italian Eggplant Parmesan Melanzane di Parmigiana

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 …

9 Minute 1 Pot Pasta from Italy – No Kidding!

Check out my Instagram italianjanefood! Read the story here!  This trick comes from a town in Puglia 30 minutes from where we lived 2 years ago!  I tried it and it really works! The great thing about this method is you retain the starchy goodness of the pasta water to result in a creamy sauce …

Fire Roasted Bell Peppers- Peperoni in Italian – On Grill or Gas Stove

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 …

Fresh Fish in garlicky tomato sauce- Italian style!

    Fresh Caught Red Snapper in from the Louisiana Shores! When you are landlocked and 7 hours from any ocean it's pretty exciting to get fresh fish! My husband and son went spearfishing -(a 9 hour drive from Chattanooga) and came home with this beauty and a few others too. Being from San Diego …

Super Easy Super Delicious Fruit Crostata from Rome – family Garassini

My good friend Laura Garassini in Rome gave me this family recipe from her sister Carla.  I made this and brought it to friends tonight and they loved it!  I loved it! And it is so easy!  You just have to have a good marmalade since that's the main ingredient. Italian Fruit Crostata Crostata di …

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 …

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 …