blueberry sauce

This is a great way to use fresh bluberries while they are in season. You can also freeze blueberries in their original container. Do not wash, just wrap the entire package in tinfoil and freeze. They will stay for at least a year and still be fresh. Wash as needed.

Stuffed Endive

These egg-salad stuffed endive leaves make a great appetizer instead of salty chips. They look pretty too. If you are taking them to a party, the egg-salad may be made the night before and refrigerated along with washed and dried endive leaves wrapped in paper towels.

Fig Filling for Pastry

Rating: 4.5 stars 6
This recipe is the traditonal filling used at Christmas time as a filling for Italian cookies but surely could be used for filling puff pastry. I hope this is of help. Leftovers can be stored in refrigerator in tightly covered container. Note: this recipe can easily be doubled.

Crostini with Mozzarella and Tomato

Rating: 4.5 stars 34
I had this in an Italian Restaurant close to home. This is my version. Make extra because these little treats disappear rather quickly.

Calamari with Tomato Sauce

Rating: 4 stars 14
Our family always has this on Christmas Eve as one of the "seven fish dishes" that is typically served Christmas Eve.

broccolirape and sausage

Rating: 4 stars 22
This is a family recipe that is quite simple and quick. Good buffet table dish. For a crowd just increase amounts of ingredients as needed.

Potato Soup Italian Style

This recipe is truly a family favorite. I don't know any one else that makes this. I think my father-in-law invented it. When people had little money they used whatever was at hand. My father used to say "one will never starve if they have potatoes,onions, and a loaf of bread." This is a typical peasant recipe that was made when times were not as affluent as they are today. Really good on a cold snowy day.

Onion Sausage Pizza Topping

Rating: 4.5 stars 14
I found this in my collection of family favorites. This is served on toasted french bread

Marina Sauce

Rating: 4.5 stars 203
This is a family recipe usually served in summertime when basil is plentiful.