Tag Archives: Italian

Zesty Baked Chicken {Recipe ReDux}

No time to make a healthy dinner? Do you have 30 minutes? You can make this cheap, no-fuss, zesty baked chicken in no time at all! August Recipe ReDux challenge: Back to the Dinner Table After the hustle and bustle of the holiday/vacation season, August is the time many families get ‘back to routine.’ Show …

15 Minute Simple Tomato Sauce

Did you know that our sense of smell is our most primitive sense? When we breathe in from our nose, information about the environment around us goes directly to our brain. Scents can bring memories back quicker and more vividly than any other sense we have. No wonder why the aroma of a long simmered tomato sauce …

Nonna’s Pastiera Recipe

In America we serve turkey on Thanksgiving. In Naples, they wouldn’t think of serving Easter dinner without Pastiera. Legend has it that this soft and sweet Easter ricotta pie even made the “Queen who never smiles” (Queen Maria Theresa of Austria) light up like the sun when she bit into a forkful of la pastiera napoletana. It …

Personal-Sized Ravioli Lasagna {Recipe Redux}

Italian grandmother (Nonna) = lots of homemade lasagna growing up. I love lasagna, it’s in my blood. But I currently face a problem. With it only being the hubby and I at home, making a whole pan of lasagna means LOTS of leftovers. Normally I’ll freeze some of it. Now that we’re in Slovenia though, …

Simple Osso Bucco

Yes, I said simple. Despite what prices at fancy restaurants might tell you, Osso Bucco is not hard to make at all. It really is a fix it and forget it type of dish. I had never had these tender fall-off-the-bone shanks before until a few years ago. When we were living in Tennessee the …

Nonna’s Fried Zucchini Blossoms {Recipe ReDux}

I got my love of food and gardens from my Italian grandmother.  Every year the four of us kids would go visit Nonna for the summer.  I loved these long visits, and quickly became Nonna’s little gardener.  She had an amazing garden, the best I’ve ever seen.  At one point she turned her entire backyard …