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Pappardelle al Ragù alla Bolognese

Pappardelle al Ragù alla Bolognese is a traditional meat sauce over pasta.  I love to use pappardelle, which is the nice wide pasta…it just…

Easy cheesy toasted garlic bread

Easy Cheesy Toasted Garlic Bread

Easy cheesy toasted garlic bread is just that:  Easy.  Cheesy.  Toasted…and loaded with Garlic (but not too much)!   The prep couldn’t be easier….

Chicken scarpariello

Chicken Scarpariello

This Chicken Scarpariello is one our favorite dishes at one of our favorite restaurants in New York City: Carmines.   Lemony, zesty, and with…

Pasta with White Clam Sauce

Pasta with White Clam Sauce

Pasta with White Clam Sauce is an all-time favorite at the Loonwell house.   Go with the smaller clams, such a Littleneck, and you’ll…

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The Loon and I have loved Tiramisu ever since we lived in Europe in the 90s.   I was performing in the show CATS…

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Eggplant Involtini

Eggplant Involtini is a Southern Italian dish that will make you and your guests thrilled at how delicious it is.  Simple, bright, and bursting…


Italian Baked Stuffed Shells

These Italian baked stuffed shells pack so much flavor, it’s kind of ridiculous.  This is Italian cuisine at its best.   Just make and…

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Grilled Marinated Lamb Chops

These grilled lambs chops are marinated in a simple mix of garlic, rosemary, thyme and olive oil.   Quickly cook on a hot grill…

Braised short ribs

Braised Short Ribs

Braised short ribs are simply incredible.   Fall off the bone tender.  And so much flavor.  The Loon says it’s about as good as…

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Authentic Chicken Parmigiana

This authentic chicken parmigiana is about as classic Italian American as you can get. Trust us, take a little extra time, and make the…