Now that Fall is finally here, I’m so excited to start cooking comfort food again with flavorful seasonal ingredients. In particular, I love making homemade pasta and one-pot dishes, especially with earthy ingredients like wild mushrooms, sage, prosciutto, toasted nuts, hearty greens…yum. Keep reading :)… Read More Celebrating Fall Flavors: Buckwheat Bucatini w/ Truffled Wild Mushroom Sauce
I love Spring. There’s nothing better than a dose of gorgeous sunshine, cherry blossoms in bloom, and the tempting promises of Summer on the way. It’s the perfect time of year to throw open the windows, do some Spring cleaning and celebrate new beginnings. I also love the bountiful selection of fresh seasonal herbs and… Read More A bright, savory Spring chicken dish to celebrate the season
The holidays are here, and what better way to celebrate by throwing a holiday cocktail party with friends and family? I’ve teamed up with Colavita this season to celebrate with all of you, by creating some delicious Holiday Appetizer recipes using their World Selection and Private Selection Extra Virgin Olive Oils and Flavored Cooking Oil blends. … Read More 5 Holiday Appetizer Recipes and Colavita Olive Oil Holiday Giveaway!
I don’t know about you, but one of my favorite Fall veggies to make is Squash. I absolutely love the buttery, savory smell of it roasting in the oven and it’s so easy to make. There are plenty of different varieties of Squash, but one of the most popular ones to make for the holidays… Read More My Favorite Roasted Squash Recipes
There’s some new kids on the block – and some mighty tasty ones at that. Buitoni reached out to me and asked me to create some recipes to go with their two new stuffed pasta flavors which are totally rockin’! The Roasted Butternut Squash Agnolotti is a luscious half-moon pasta generously filled with oven-roasted Butternut Squash, Impastata… Read More Butternut Squash Agnolotti w/ Brown Butter, Sage & Pine Nuts | Chicken Marsala Ravioli w/ Wild Mushroom & Leeks
Veal Saltimbocca is one of my favorite dishes, and makes a simple, elegant meal for any dinner occasion. This traditional Roman dish uses thinly pounded veal scallopine cutlets which are sautéed in butter and oil, then topped with crispy prosciutto and sage with a buttery white wine sauce.
This Romanesque Italian dish is usually served with a side of mashed potatoes or Piselli alla Romana – savory buttered peas sautéed with onion and pancetta (recipe follows). Make it a complete meal by serving with an Arugula salad, topped with shavings of Parmigiano-Reggiano and a dressing of EVOO and lemon juice and some fresh cracked black pepper. Enjoy with a glass of dry white wine and crusty Italian bread.… Read More Veal Saltimbocca & Roman Sauteed Peas w/ Pancetta
Check out my behind the scenes interview with Chef de Cuisine Jimmy Canora from Valentino’s on the Green – the legendary fine dining Italian restaurant in Bayside Queens. The Chef demonstrates his infamous dish Chicken Breast Valentino with Creamy Polenta, Wild Mushrooms, Roasted Spring Vegetables and Madeira Wine Sauce and discusses his background and history as a Chef and Cookbook Author. … Read More Meet the Chef: Jimmy Canora of Valentino’s on the Green