Take the Parmesan out of the Pesto and you have a much sharper taste of garlic. Spread this Pesto over Rack of Lamb and you have a mouthwatering treat! The delicious flavor of roasted lamb melts into the Pesto and the result is a spectacular treat. I urge you to […]
Vegetarian Meat Lasagne
How I miss the taste of a wonderful lasagne made with meat sauce and cheese! Well, this week I added veggie meat crumbles to my homemade tomato sauce, loaded on all the cheese and baked it. Spectacular results! This is an easy recipe made with “no boil” lasagne noodles. All […]
This wonderful all-purpose Tomato Sauce is full of flavor and works well with any pasta or vegetable recipe. You can prepare it all year round because it is based on canned tomatoes. I use it for pasta, as a base for meat sauce, for lasagne and even as a dip […]
Eggplant Parmesan made by roasting the eggplant rather than frying it makes it much lighter and less oily. Fresh tomato sauce raises the flavor level of this recipe enormously; although it’s still delicious with bottled sauce. I began making this recipe with rounds of eggplant rather than the usual long […]
Mozzarella and Tomato Skewers
Mozzarella and Tomato Skewers are the easiest hors d’oeuvres ever. You can buy plain Mozzarella and dice that; or you can buy marinated Bocancini and dice those. Use any type of fun toothpick or skewer you like to make it festive. Dice your Mozzarella, halve your tomatoes and add blueberries […]
Italian Almond Tart
My husband and I ate an Italian Almond Tart for the first time in Rome years ago. We were utterly surprised when the waiters presented it with a small hammer. When we asked what we should do with the hammer, we were told to gently tap the tart to break […]
Spinach and Cheese Lasagne
Lasagne noodles layered with homemade tomato sauce, mozzarella, parmesan and baby spinach come together to form this wonderful casserole. I like to make two at a time and always have one in the freezer.
Chicken with Currants, Olives and Herbs
I learned how to make Chicken with Currants, Olives and Herbs when I was taking a cooking class right outside of Florence, Italy. Knowing I was Kosher, the Chef made all the recipes with vegetable stock so I could eat them. There was no substitution for the chicken; so I […]
Making a Vegetable Frittata is so easy and very versatile. Sauté vegetables of your choice, add cheese or don’t, pour beaten eggs over mixture and bake. Make the Vegetable Frittata before your company arrives or greet them and pop it into the oven. Have a drink and voilà – brunch/lunch […]
Tofu With Currants, Pine Nuts, and Olives
The tofu absorbs the flavors of the olives, currants, white wine and herbs and is transformed into a delicious vegetarian entree.