Pasta Punttanesca is one of my all time favorite pasta dishes. It is a go to dish any type of night for me. It is the best way to make a regular tomato sauce taste special.I even got Brian into it and became part of my regular pasta rotation. This and shrimp scampi are […]

This Bolognese inspired baked ziti is a great weeknight dish. Adding ground beef to this dish makes it even more satisfying. Like a bolognese sauce carrots and wine add another layer of flavor. The ricotta makes the sauce even creamier. Then topped with lots of mozzarella cheese, which is everyone’s favorite part! My husband is […]

Marinara sauce is made in my household weekly. There seems to always be a container of it in the refrigerator. To me, making marinara sauce is as routine as pouring milk into cereal. I barely even considered it a “recipe.” Until I met my husband, I didn’t think making marinara was anything out of the […]

Every Christmas Eve I look forward to my Dad making, Zuppa di Clams. We celebrate the Italian Tradition of the 7 fishes on Christmas Eve. While my mom, sisters and I are busy prepping for Christmas Day, my Dad takes over Christmas Eve. In preparation he brings all the men in the family to Arthur […]

My new obsession is chopping up fresh spinach and adding it to tomato sauce. As a result spinach sneaks its way into lasagna’s and baked macaroni. This is a lighter alternative to Chicken Parmesan . The grilled chicken is smothered in tomato sauce with bits of prosciutto and then topped with a spinach, cheese, and […]

When I was younger family trips to the Jersey Shore were a summer tradition. We would stay at my Uncle Jimmy’s house in Toms Rivers. Our days spent getting boat and jet ski rides, and nights at the boardwalk. One of my favorite memories is watching the crab trap all day long.  We would pull […]