beef · Italian · pasta · pork

Pappardelle alla Bolognese

Pappardelle is a long, broad, flat, hearty noodle that makes it perfect for a bold ragù alla Bolognese.  This ragù originates from Bologna, Italy, and is typically served with tagliatelle, but any wide noodle works nicely with it.  It is also used for traditional lasagna alla Bolognese. This sauce is satisfying and delicious.  It is…… Continue reading Pappardelle alla Bolognese

salad · Vegetable · Vegetarian · Whole Grains

Quinoa and Baby Kale Salad

It is not always easy to eat healthy, especially with our busy schedules. Luckily for us, there are several ancient grains, including quinoa that have become popular over the last several years that offer us great health benefits. Quinoa is considered a super food because it is packed with vitamins, minerals, fiber, protein, and it…… Continue reading Quinoa and Baby Kale Salad

Appetizers · Eggs · Italian · Vegetable · Vegetarian

Frittata with Bell Peppers and Onion

Frittata is basically an Italian omelette. It can be made on the stove top or in the oven. The frittata makes a great main dish or can also be used as an appetizer. There are countless combinations of vegetables, meats, and cheeses that can be used to make the frittata flavorful, such as asparagus, spinach,…… Continue reading Frittata with Bell Peppers and Onion

American · Cookies · Dessert · Whole Grains

Old Fashioned Oatmeal Cookies

It must be 20 years since I have made these oatmeal cookies. I came across the recipe recently and decided to give it a go. When I was first married I made this recipe regularly. After all these years, these cookies did not disappoint me, they are moist, chewy, and delicious. The combination of raisins,…… Continue reading Old Fashioned Oatmeal Cookies

Bread · Italian · Potatoes

Focaccia with Potato, Grape Tomatoes, and Rosemary

This focaccia is moist and delicious. I like to serve it by itself or along with cheese and various types of salami. I learned how to make this from my best friend, Roberta. The unusual thing about this recipe is that it is made with potato. This is a common method used in Italy. The…… Continue reading Focaccia with Potato, Grape Tomatoes, and Rosemary