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Frustations of an Italian cook

Today is International Day of Italian Cuisines and the featured dish is Pesto alla Genovese. I was very excited to make my own homemade pesto for the first time. Saturday when I was shopping I decided against buying the fresh basil choosing instead to buy it fresh today. Wouldn’t you know it but the two … Continue reading

Pasta al tonno or pasta with tuna

I’ve been dying to try this dish for a long time. I finally found the right tuna, a white filet packed in olive oil, and bought a few cans. You can go with either a tomato and tuna based sauce or a bianco tuna sauce. I think we will first try the tomato based sauce. … Continue reading

Crock Pot Lasagna…

Also known as slow cooker lasagna as crock pot is a registered trademark. I do have a Rival Crock pot so I guess I can use the word. :-) Crock Pot Lasagna 28 ounces of sauce- I used my roasted tomatoes to make a meat sauce (recipe follows) 1 box of lasagna noodles- uncooked and broken … Continue reading

It was one of those nights…

where I didn’t plan properly for dinner. I wanted to make this new recipe for a fresh tomato sauce using my garden bounty but I didn’t read the whole recipe. I needed a few hours to roast the tomatoes and I didn’t have that kind of time. So what’s a gal to do? She gets into … Continue reading

Name this recipe!

I created a dish, I am certain it’s not original but I don’t know what to call it. So I’ll let you, my readers and followers, come up with the name. So here is what I used. 1 pound of penne pasta 3 cups cooked chicken breast meat 1 cup of ricotta cheese 1 cup … Continue reading

Pasta and peas….

I wish I could remember where I found the original recipe this is based on but I can’t. So I apologize if I have stolen it from your blog. Ugh… Pasta with peas 1 pound of pasta, I like to use a smaller pasta like orrechiette or fusilli 1/2 bag frozen peas or more if … Continue reading

Eggplant lasagna

First an apology for not having step by step photos. Sorry but my kitchen is a bit of a mess with the painting going on. All walls are done and trim and cabinets are left. Whew.  But I had guests for dinner last night and was eager to try a new recipe. I did consult a few … Continue reading

New recipe…pasta con ricotta

I was watching David Rocco the other night and saw him make this pasta dish over an open fire stove outside in the Italian countryside. Oh my, the whole place looked like heaven to me. I can’t wait to get to Italy some day. Seems like it will be years before I get there but … Continue reading