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 […]

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Our Christmas Eve is traditionally laid back and more casual. My dad cooks up a 7 Fishes feast while my mom and I prepare for Christmas Day. The menu on Christmas Eve follows Italian tradition and we have dishes that are mostly centered around fish.  My dad makes shrimp, lobster, and clams all different ways. […]

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 […]

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 […]

Sometimes I feel like I forget about the simple things when cooking. I am always trying to create something new, or think of something first. Which is almost impossible with so much available to us in the way of recipes. I have to remind myself that is okay to cook and share my everyday meals. […]

Roasted tomato soup is the perfect way to elevate a classic. For one of my Christmas parties I had individual martini glasses with the soup and croutons topping it. This was a big hit. Not only was it an adorable display but it was tasty as well! The tomato soup recipe and the the croutons […]