Italian Meat Sauce

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.

Cherry Grape Marinara

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.

Colorful Focaccia

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.