Buon Appetito!

My family mostly cooks by “eyeballing” ingredients.  I’ve tried to convey those meals to you here in a recipe form.
If you have any questions or need help don’t hesitate to ask!

Remember cooking isn’t as much about being precise or exact in the ingredients you use as it is about experimenting
with flavors and learning what you like.  And if you start with good quality, whole ingredients you’re halfway there.

Happy cooking!




Tomato-Braised Butter Bean Gratin (Fagioli Casserole!)
Beans, beans the magical fruit, the more you eat them, the more…  you will fall madly and deeply in love
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Spicy Manhattan Clam Chowder
A friend recently made a hearty spicy chowder for a delicious dinner party – we loved it so much, we
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Fresh Pasta Dough
Making fresh pasta at home is much easier than you would think. And it’s really fun to do! To decide
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Chana Masala
My mother-in-law makes one of my favorite versions of Chana Masala.  Using our sauces as a base for Indian cooking
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Grilled Eggplant Ragu
We love the idea of mixing fresh ingredients, like eggplant, with our tomato sauces.  This eggplant ragu is great for fall.
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Chicken Cacciatore – Hunter’s Stew
Northern Italian “Hunter’s Stew” or Chicken Cacciatore (*with mushrooms added and finished with a little red wine, for optional yum!)
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Cooking For Cash
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Tomato Tart
This tart is pretty easy to make and is both elegant and tasty. It’s great as an appetizer or paired
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Stuffed Peppers (Lentil, Quinoa & Vegetables)
These peppers are full of flavor and stand as a meal on their own.  This is a dish that will
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