My Nana Katie taught me how to cook with a pinch of this and a bit of that; there is no way to explain it in words and truth-be-told — while I loved that woman as she was one of the greatest gifts in my life — her Italian cooking was not easy on the hips. I try to make things fresh like she did, but I’ve had to tone things down a bit. So, these are some of my favorite dishes I found online and make at home all the time. I still make Nana Katie’s sauce, but serve mine over spaghetti squash and let the kids and hubby enjoy the real thing!
My father-in-law is a seasoned fisherman; he brings us fresh gulf tuna and my hubby and I found this recipe online. The kids love it, too — it’s like nothing I’ve ever tasted before.Read More »
Talk about a dish that could stand to lose a few: The Italian-American favorite of eggplant, tomato sauce, and cheese—spelled variously “Parmesan,” “parmigian,” or “parmigiana”— knows no nutritional boundaries. Fried-eggplant goodness is buried underRead More »
It tastes like mashed potatoes to me! Ingredients 1 medium head cauliflower 1 tablespoon cream cheese, softened 1/4 cup grated Parmesan 1/2 teaspoon minced garlic 1/8 teaspoon straight chicken base or bullion (may substituteRead More »
Ingredients 2 lbs Italian sausage, casings removed (mild or hot) 1 small onion, chopped (optional) 3 -4 garlic cloves, minced 1 (28 ounce) can diced tomatoes 2 (6 ounce) cans tomato paste 2 (15Read More »
Ingredients 8 ounces hot or sweet turkey Italian sausage 2 cups fat-free, less-sodium chicken broth 1 (14.5-ounce) can diced tomatoes with basil, garlic, and oregano 1/2 cup uncooked small shell pasta 2 cups baggedRead More »