Filed under Sausage

New eating habits means new recipes!

Wow, it’s been awhile since I last blogged. I did say I was taking a break and a break I did take. So much has happened in the last few months. Some good, some bad. But I will spare you the ugly details and move forward. I recently learned I am very intolerant to corn … Continue reading

Pappa al Pomodoro or Bread and Tomato Soup

Here in North East Ohio we are suffering with some frigid temperatures outside. It’s the perfect weather to stay inside and enjoy some comfort foods that are hot and filling. Bread and Tomato soup fits the bill perfectly. I’m making this soup Thursday evening for my students attending the Italian comfort foods class at Cool … Continue reading

Waste not, want not.

Waste not, want not.

Waste not, want not: It’s a motto of many cultures, the Italians being one of them. I’m not a “gizzard and hearts” kind of cook but I try to use up all the leftovers we have on a given day. Usually they end up in my husband’s lunch. One can only have spaghetti and meatballs … Continue reading

My dinner creations

My dinner creations

Many times my dinner consists of spur of the moment decisions and experimental cooking. I usually plan some part of the meal with one ingredient then go from there. Italian sausage is a great starting place, at least for my husband. He will eat just about anything I put in front of him if it … Continue reading

Somebody’s gotta do it….

take care of me, that is. As a wife and mother it seems I am always caring for others while I go to the bottom of the list in that department. Eventually a body will scream for help or send up the white flag of surrender,and mine did just that. All of the health trouble I’ve … Continue reading

Rustic Bolognese sauce-a recipe review

Before I get into my review of the Rustic Bolognese sauce recipe, I feel it’s only fair to let you in on a secret. When someone visits my blog and leaves a comment with a link back to their blog, I actually go and visit your blog! Sometimes I even leave a comment.  How about … Continue reading

Grandma’s Little Helper for Pierogis

Yesterday I had my daughter and grandson over for dinner and visiting time. Za (pronounced with a long a sound) was so glad to be here because he missed us all so much. We all missed him and his momma and were glad for a visit. I figured I would take the time to show … Continue reading

Pesto Success!

I just wanted to give a quick update about my previous post’s lamentations. On Tuesday, I was able to find the pesto ingredients at one store, the first one I tried. I felt vindicated right there, even before I started the process. At dinner time, we put on the water to boil and I started … Continue reading

Italian Pork and Beans

Here is another one of those throw together meals that turned out great. I was inspired by David Rocco’s Facebook post about whipping up an Italian “pork and beans” dish.  I didn’t have the sausage links like he used but I did have some bulk sweet Italian sausage, cannellini beans and canned plum tomatoes. This was so … Continue reading