Category: European

Grown Up Macaroni Pasta Cheese

One of my first cooking memories is cracking open a box of Kraft Mac n’ Cheese and standing on tip toe at the stove to stir it. My gourmet version then was the addition of chopped up hot dogs. Now,…

Italian Cheese Stuffed Beef Meatballs

Who doesn’t love moan-inducing stuffed balls of juicy meat that burst with melting cheese! They’re baked not fried so require no time slaving over a spattering pan. These baked meatballs are tasty tossed with pasta, stuffed in a sandwich, as…

Mushroom Alfredo with Penne for Two

Mushroom Alfredo Penne Pasta

In the mood for a romantic sup for two? This meal is a wiz to toss up. If you have the time, make your alfredo sauce from scratch first. I have an excellent recipe on this site. But if time…

Shredded Potato Pancake for One

Shredded Potato Pancake for One

This super simple dish makes an excellent quickie breakfast, lunch, or late night snack for one.   If you want it to go a little farther use a griddle pan, and divide the batter into four.   The little ones make a…

Poached Eggs over Mushrooms on An English Muffin Bed

Poached Eggs over Mushrooms on An English Muffin Bed

Sometimes the simplest foods give the most pleasure. Brilliant yellow broken yolks dribbling over savory mushrooms with a drizzle of truffle oil sinking into the English Muffin holes…sublime! 2 Eggs 1 English Muffin 4 Mushrooms, washed and quartered Splash of…

An Italian Classic Baked Eggplant Parmesan

Eggplant Parmesan Ingredients

This simple yet tasty dish takes very little time to assemble.  While it’s baking and making the house smell like an Italian Stallion’s dream, beautify yourself.  He’ll know why this house is HIS home.  And darlings…it goes both ways.  Give…

Pasta with Tomato Vodka Cream Sauce

This deceitfully simple sauce is so voluptuous that you’ll want to bury your face in the bowl.  Of course you won’t, but ya’ just might lick it! 1/2 lb. Spaghetti or Fettuccini (for 4 servings) A Splash of Olive Oil…

Rich and Robust Minestrone with Roasted Vegetables

Minestrone

Roasting some of the veggies in this soup intensifies their flavor, adding a robust and hearty element.  I haven’t added pasta but you certainly could.  If you want to jazz it up even further, throw in some frozen pre-made meatballs.…

Heart Thumpin Alfredo Sauce

Fettuccini Alfredo

If you want a healthy dish, click another… If you want something rich and luxurious on the tongue, you’ve found it! The original version, created at the Via della Scrofa in Rome, doesn’t have cream, it’s all about butter. The…