Italian

Homemade Italian Meatballs

Homemade Italian Meatballs

Homemade Italian Meatballs are about as good of a comfort food as you will find.  We love them, of course, on pasta, but they…

Spaghetti and Meatballs

Classic Spaghetti and Meatballs

Do you know of anyone who doesn’t like a good hearty plate of Classic Spaghetti and Meatballs?  Okay, you can probably think of one…

Fresh Marinara

Fresh Marinara

This Fresh Marina is the basis for so many awesome dishes – from pizza, to Italian meatballs, to shrimp marinara.   It’s perfect for…

Authentic Eggplant Parmigiana

Authentic Eggplant Parmigiana

This recipe for Authentic Eggplant Parmigiana is about as 100% Italian -American comfort food as you will find.  This is one of those ‘spend-a-few-hours-in-the-kitchen-on-a-Saturday-afternoon’,…

Spiedini All Romano

Spiedini Alla Romano (Roasted Italian Loaf)

This appetizer  is heavenly.  It’s a re-creation of one of our favorite dishes at one of our favorite restaurant institutions in NYC:  Carmines.  Don’t…

The Real Deal Fried Mozzarella

The Real Deal Fried Mozzarella

The Loon and I have always enjoyed fried mozzarella with marinara.  There is something about it that is just so satisfying.  I played around…

Spaghetti with Lamb and Sweet Pepper Ragu

Spaghetti with Lamb and Sweet Pepper Ragu

Lamb pairs nicely with the sweet red and yellow peppers in this Spaghetti with Lamb and Sweet Pepper Ragu.  I’ve been using thick-style spaghetti…

primavera feature

Pasta Primavera

Spring is bursting out all over!  And Summer is practically here!  This is the perfect time to make one of our all-time favorite pasta…

One Post Chicken Vesuvio

One-Pot Chicken Vesuvio

This One-Pot Chicken Vesuvio takes the classic Italian-American specialty (originated in Chicago) and simplifies the steps but doesn’t skimp on any of the flavors….

Fried Calamari with Marinara

Fried Calamari With Marinara

Fried Calamari with Marinara has always been a favorite of The Loon and me.  I’ve noticed that even people who say they absolutely don’t…