It’s been a while, so I figured with the end of the summer I would add something new. Pizza can start many an argument. I love all styles of pizza, as long as they are done well. But when it comes to homemade pizza, I know only one style. This is the style I grew up with being made by my mother and grandmother. This is the only way I make pizza at home. I guess you would call it Sicilian or...
Alfredo Version 2
My dear Autie JoAnn has been following my recipe posts and likes to share how differently she does things. I love it. That is the beauty of food. After I posted my Alfredo sauce recipe, she told me that it was nothing like her recipe. Her recipe came from my grandmother; she even has the hand written version to prove it. So, on a snowy Saturday, I made it and wow, it was amazing. Here it is. ...
*Per request of Meighan Giotta* So this recipe is not quite the same as my mother taught me. She uses both Romano and Parmigiano; I only use Romano. I also remember there being milk and cream involved. This is how I make it. Ingredients 1 pint heavy cream 1 stick of butter 2 big handfuls grated Romano cheese Handful of chopped parsley In a sauce pan, put cream and butter. Turn heat to...
This is another summertime specialty. This works best with larger zucchini from the garden or farm stand; not the little guys from the grocery store. Ingredients 1 good sized zucchini 1 cup of breadcrumbs Romano cheese Dried basil and mint (2 basil to 1 mint) Salt and pepper (See Cutlets for images on amounts) 1 medium onion Crushed tomatoes Olive Oil Cut zucchini in half the short way...
This recipe works for chicken, beef, veal or pork (as I used in the pictures). The seasoned bread crumbs measurements are, shall we say, far from exact, so I took pictures each step of the way so you get the idea. I always taste along the way to make sure they are the right flavor. Heavy on the herbs is never bad; heavy on the salt can be deadly. If you mix too much bread crumbs, they will keep in...
Summer Beans and Potatoes
This is a great summer side dish, one I always make with my first harvesting of green and wax beans. Easy and only one pot. This is good for 2-4 people, depending on what you are having with it. Ingredients 1/2 lb green, wax and/or flat (Italian) beans 3 medium or 6 small potatoes cut into quarters (I used 6 baby red potatoes in the pictures) 3 cloves of garlic, smashed and cut into large...
So, here I am going to post recipes for everyone. These are mostly going to be family recipes; things I grew up eating; things handed down to me through my mother, mostly. So you can guess these will primarily be of the Italian flavor. Use them, share them and most of all, enjoy them.