Family traditions led to an unusual name for a quick, easy-to-make Italian staple that crosses cultural boundaries.
This sauce, which works in all manner of Italian dishes calling for red sauce, blends thinking of Sicilian and Northern Italian former in-laws. It’s loaded with meats, but you can reserve sauce without meat, too. I’ve thrown in ideas for a vegetarian, too. Feeds a small army. Freezes well.
Who likes ease and options? Our garden harvest of tomatoes led to this marinara, which incorporates ingredients from Leek and Spinach Stuffed Bread: leek, garlic, spinach and an Italilan-inspired blend of herbs and spices.
A super-satisfying stuffed bread.
Upscale it with pretty folds and plated service … or make it casual, handheld fare.
On Mother’s Day my eldest step-daughter and I channeled our inner artists. You can, too. Take basic artisan bread dough and turn it into something beautiful and delicious! It is sure to add color and flair to any meal or hors d’oeuvre spread.
Simple Marinara was birthed as a vegetarian and gluten free dietary option for an Italian dish. If fresh tomatoes are used it contains no added sodium. It pairs well with spaghetti squash.
COVID-19 is taking a tour around the world. Each new stop shows us the depth of tragedy and the height of human spirit and cooperation. In honor of the people of Italy, I share a recipe inspired by the Italian dish, Cacio e Pepe.
Simple. Attractive. Delicious. Great dipping oil for bread and beyond. Use as an appetizer or with a meal for planned events or unplanned dining emergencies.
When you have an Italian ex, a Jewish husband and a love of carbs, an invention like this is perhaps inevitable. Italian meatloaf with matzo meal? Why not?