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Chicken With No Tomatoes

Chicken With No Tomatoes

This is a meal that comes directly from our father’s memory. His mother made this hearty and tasty dinner when he was a kid and he always remembered it fondly. Because our father grew up eating Italian food every day, he always appreciated a meal that wasn’t made of...

Roasted Butternut Squash Soup

Roasted Butternut Squash Soup

As the season's change, the fruits and vegetables that become available change according to what our bodies need at that time of year. At the farm markets in autumn, we're seeing pumpkins, butternut squash, acorn squash, spaghetti squash, and all kinds of gourds you...

The Pizza Sandwich

The Pizza Sandwich

If you love pizza as much as we do, you’ll love this recipe for a pizza sandwich. We sold many of these in our sandwich shop growing up. Our Dad priced a small pizza sandwich with a bag of chips and a soda at $1.00. Of course, this was back in the 1970s. School kids...

Roasted Cherry Tomato Spaghetti

Roasted Cherry Tomato Spaghetti

This recipe for Roasted Cherry Pepper Spaghetti is from Not Another Cooking Show, a YouTube channel featuring loads of delicious pasta recipes. You can view his recipe video here. We modified the recipe slightly by adding a few San Marzano plum tomatoes so we could...

Eggplant and Lemon Sandwich

Eggplant and Lemon Sandwich

An eggplant and lemon sandwich sounds odd, doesn’t it? But the flavors are surprisingly addictive. We made this sandwich up on a whim, and absolutely loved it. We’ve eaten it twice this week, and can’t wait to make it again. This is a very easy recipe. We simply...

Potenza-Style Chicken – Celebrating San Gerardo

Potenza-Style Chicken – Celebrating San Gerardo

Like many dishes in Italy, Potenza-Style Chicken is served as part of a religious holiday celebration. In this case, the holiday is the festival of San Gerardo, the patron saint of Potenza. Potenza is the capital of Basilicata, a region in southern Italy situated...

Pasta alla Norma – A Sicilian Treasure

Pasta alla Norma – A Sicilian Treasure

Pasta alla Norma is a dish from the heart of the Mediterranean. It’s a Sicilian pasta dish with an eggplant and tomato sauce from the city of Catania. The name of the dish references the 1831 Vincenzo Bellini bel canto opera Norma. The opera was so popular at the time...

Cucumber Avocado Gazpacho – Chilled Summer Soup

Cucumber Avocado Gazpacho – Chilled Summer Soup

This Cucumber Avocado Gazpacho is a chilled soup made in minutes in the blender or food processor. It is so simple, it takes almost no time to make. It’s packed with nutrients and has a cool, creamy, zingy flavor. The radish and red pepper flakes keep this soup from...

Chickpea Soup With Bitter Greens

Chickpea Soup With Bitter Greens

Chickpea Soup with Bitter Greens is an old recipe from Calabria in Southern Italy. Calabria is the tippy toe of the boot. This soup has few ingredients but is full of protein and flavor. Be sure to use dried chickpeas so that you get the right texture. For the bitter...

Eggplant Parmigiana – Baked Not Fried

Eggplant Parmigiana – Baked Not Fried

This recipe comes from our Aunt Rose, who makes the best eggplant parmigiana. Her secret is that she bakes it, so it’s less greasy than the traditional fried eggplant parm. When we were kids we always went to Aunt Rose’s house for Easter. She would make a traditional...

Summer Salad – A Riot of Color and Nutrition

Summer Salad – A Riot of Color and Nutrition

June on the east coast offers a bounty of salad greens and colorful vegetables. We took a trip to the farm market and picked up a selection of seasonal delights. We made this summer salad with a lemon olive oil dressing and served it for lunch with sliced Italian...

Tomato Bruschetta Pizza – Good Enough To Share

Tomato Bruschetta Pizza – Good Enough To Share

Tomato Bruschetta Pizza is a delicious, fresh take on a classic tomato pie. It’s easy to make at home, and it’s bursting with the flavors or summer. It’s a perfect recipe for sharing with friends and family. They will be impressed I promise you. We started by choosing...

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The Mediterranean diet is all about gorgeous, seasonal food shared with family and friends. As Federico Fellini once said, “Life is a combination of magic and pasta.” So come join us for a little magic and lots of pasta.