Italian Spaghetti Sauce with Meatballs
This is a recipe I got from my mother years ago -- it's great.
Slow-Cooker Barbecue Ribs
An easy and delicious way to prepare tender barbecued ribs without the barbecue!
Spicy Rapid Roast Chicken
This is the kind of recipe that you just throw together. No need to truss or fuss. Pop it into a very hot oven and it is ready in a hurry.
Gourmet Mushroom Risotto
Authentic Italian-style risotto cooked the slow and painful way, but oh so worth it. Complements grilled meats and chicken dishes very well. Check the rice by biting into it. It should be slightly al dente (or resist slightly to the tooth but not be hard in the center).
Pork Tenderloin alla Napoli
If you like the robust flavor of olives, tomatoes, and rosemary, this is the dish for you. I find it works best using a cast iron skillet.
This is my mom's special homemade lasagna recipe with made from scratch tomato sauce and delicious, cheesy filling. I have found none better anywhere. Serve with a leafy green salad and crusty garlic bread, if desired.
Traditional Osso Buco
This recipe is a traditional but simple way of cooking Osso Buco (veal shanks). The white wine is a must in this dish.
This is a family recipe that goes back more than 80 years. I have made modifications to this recipe to enhance the taste and flavor. These cabbage rolls freeze well.
Real Italian Calzones
This is real calzone, because there is no tomato sauce INSIDE of it! We eat it at least once a week. Have a bowl of tomato or spaghetti sauce on the table for people to top their calzone with, if desired.
Making this lasagna a day ahead and refrigerating overnight allows the spices to meld, and gives it exceptional flavor.
Easy Lasagna I
A super easy and fast beef lasagna recipe. It is made with a prepared sauce, and requires no boiling of the noodles.
This recipe is easier than it sounds. I usually cook the ribs the day before and grill them for a quick dinner the next night. FYI: the sauce is much better after it is cooked. It is not a dipping sauce.