Learning to Cook and Chicken Parmesan Spiedini…..

When I first got married at the ripe old age of 20 I didn’t know much about cooking. Sure I had basic cooking knowledge and could follow a recipe but that was about the extent of it. What I’ve always possessed is a fearless desire to learn and the willingness to always try something new. […]

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The Best Ever Homemade Pizza Dough….

This is not only the easiest pizza dough recipe ever but I also think it is the best. I have been making homemade pizza for years now and I think I have finally perfected it. When I first started making pizza and I used a recipe by Giada de Laurentiis. Her pizza dough recipe was […]

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An Italian-American Classic: Spaghetti & Meatballs

My husband loves Spaghetti & Meatballs and once told me that it was his favorite meal that his mother made when he was a kid. So when we were in Italy a couple of weeks ago he asked me one night at dinner why none of the restaurants served this favorite “Italian” dish of his. […]

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Mel’s “Mean Green” Chicken Florentine Lasagna

This past week I have been on an adventure making homemade pasta dough. One of the first pasta dishes I made this week was my take on Northern Italian Lasagna. This is a béchamel base lasagna is packed full of sautéed spinach, chicken, pesto, and all topped off with a nice cheesy crust. The lasagna […]

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