Meat & Poultry

Mediterranean Lemon Chicken

In this delicious dish, chicken thighs marinate in olive oil, white wine, lemon, and Herbs de Provence. The chicken is then transferred to a skillet and as the chicken cooks…
Super Bowl Chunky Chili

Super Bowl Chunky Chili

  Many years ago, when my husband, Jack, and I were first dating, he invited me to a Super Bowl party he was hosting. Now, you would think this strong,…

Braised Beef with Shallots & Carrots

  Braising, a method of slow cooking in liquid, takes advantage of tougher (and usually less expensive) cuts of meat and has been around for centuries. Chuck roast, a budget-friendly…
Chicken with Roasted Lemons, Olives & Capers

Chicken with Roasted Lemons, Olives & Capers

  Lemons, olives and capers are classic staples in the Sicilian pantry. Individually, they bring additional flavor to many a dish. Now, put them all in one bowl and you…
Orecchiette al Ragu

Orecchiette al Ragu

  This pasta dish has a creamy richness with very little fat and serves four generous portions using only half a pound of ground beef. In less than an hour,…
Meatballs and Sauce

Meatballs and Sauce

  My maternal grandmother did not cook from recipes. I never saw her open a cookbook. To my knowledge, she didn’t have any. The meals she prepared were committed to memory.…

Polpettone con Ricotta

  I have made various types of meatloaf and I have made meat rolls using flank steak (braciolone), but I have never made rolled meatloaf before now. Polpettone con Ricotta…
Stuffed Bell Pepper Soup

Stuffed Bell Pepper Soup

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  As a child, I remember my mother preparing stuffed bell peppers on numerous occasions. It’s one of those recipes that you can prepare in advance, tend to four children,…
Mediterranean Beef Stew

Mediterranean Beef Stew

  This richly-flavored stew, served on a bed of ancient grains, will awaken your taste buds and take them on a Mediterranean journey. Ladle into shallow bowls and serve with…

Creamy Beef Stew

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  Some of my family’s favorite dishes are the ones that are the easiest to put together and either simmer on top of the stove, such as stufato di manzo…

Baked Lamb & Potatoes

  For many, lamb is a seasonal favorite. The rosemary and lemon (a classic combination) permeate the lamb chops and flavor the potatoes at the same time. This is an…

Fresh Herbs & Citrus Chicken

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  Fresh herbs and citrus infuse the chicken with their bright and robust flavors. This recipe utilizes both the zest and the juice of oranges and lemons. By first, marinating…

Rotolo di Bistecca

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  Rotolo di bistecca, meaning beef roll in Italian, is versatile, as you can change the filling ingredients to suit your personal taste. This is similar to braciolone, except this dish…

Beef-Barley Soup

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  In this month of January 2016, it seems that just about everyone in the country, from coast to coast, is experiencing unusually cold weather. A few days ago, it…

Poached Chicken Breast

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  Poached chicken is simple to prepare and will reward you with tender, juicy meat that is healthy and versatile.  Enjoy it hot or at room temperature, plain or with…

Pan-Fried Chicken Cutlets

  Do you ever find yourself preparing a recipe your mother or grandmother used to make, wondering (but never questioning) why she did this or that? This chicken dish is…

Olive Oil Poached Chicken with Fennel Sauce

  Whether it be for fish, chops or chicken, the technique of poaching is not a new concept. Poaching is merely simmering food in a liquid until it’s cooked through.…

Chicken Marsala al Forno

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  One of my favorite meals is veal Marsala and if I’m dining out and it’s on the menu, it’s difficult for me to resist. This baked (al forno) recipe…

Taste of Sicily Meatballs

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  Passoli e pinoli (currants and pine nuts) are commonly used in many Sicilian dishes. Currants are black Corinth grapes that have been dried like raisins, only they are much…

Grits vs Polenta

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  Is it grits or is it polenta? They both are dried corn, so what’s the difference? Yes, grits and polenta are both made from corn, but to answer that…
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