Pasta Con Frutti Di Mare (Pasta with fruits of the sea)

Ingredients 1 pound spaghetti 1 tablespoon olive oil 2 cloves garlic, minced 4 cups marinara sauce 1/2 cup shrimp stock or clam juice 1 pound mussels 1/2 pound littleneck or manila clams 1/4 pound rock or tiger shrimp 1/4 pound calamari, cut into rings 1/4 pound bay scallops 1/4 cup fresh Italian parsley, chopped ForMore »

Spaghetti Aglio e Olio

Ingredients Extra-virgin olive oilChopped garlicFlat-leaf parsleyRed pepper flakesSpaghetti Instructions 1. To make this simple creation (spaghetti with garlic and olive oil), you will need five ingredients in all: extra-virgin olive oil, chopped garlic, flat-leaf parsley, red pepper flakes and spaghetti.2. Brown sliced garlic in olive oil and discard the garlic. Add the flat leaf parsleyMore »

Chicken Marsala

Chicken Marsala

Ingredients 1/4 cup all-purpose flour for coating 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano 4 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves 4 tablespoons butter 4 tablespoons olive oil 1 cup sliced mushrooms, fresh or canned 1/2 cup Marsala wine 3 tablespoons chicken stock Fresh parsley for garnish Instructions In a shallowMore »

Gnocchi & Gorgonzola Cream Sauce

Gnocchi & Gorgonzola Cream Sauce

Ingredients GNOCCHI 1 pound ricotta cheese, drained of excess water 2 extra-large eggs 1/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese 1/4 teaspoon salt 3-1/2 – 4 cups all-purpose flour GORGONZOLA CREAM SAUCE 2 tablespoons unsalted butter 1 carton (half-pint) whipping cream 2 ounces (1/2 cup) Gorgonzola cheese, crumbled 1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese Instructions ToMore »

Penne with Roasted Tomatoes

Ingredients 8 canned plum or Roma tomatoes, halved 2 garlic cloves, minced 1/2 cup fresh basil, chopped 1/4 cup unsalted butter at room temperature 6 ounces Gorgonzola cheese 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese, freshly grated Salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste 3/4 pound penne pasta Instructions Place tomatoes, cut side down, on a baking sheetMore »

Tortellini with Meat Sauce

Ingredients 2 tablespoons olive oil 2 cloves garlic, crushed 1 cup chopped yellow onion 1/4 cup finely chopped flat-leaf parsley 1/2 pound sweet or mild Italian sausage 3/4 pound ground chuck 2 quarts tomato puree 1 tablespoon dried oregano, crumbled 1 tablespoon dried basil, crumbled 1/2 teaspoon sugar Salt and freshly ground pepper, to tasteMore »

Baked Macaroni and Cheese

Ingredients 6 tablespoons unsalted butter 1/4 cup all-purpose flour 4 cups milk 1 ½ teaspoons dry mustard 1/8 teaspoon cayenne 1/8 teaspoon salt 1 pound cavatappi or similar corkscrew shaped pasta 1/4 pound shredded provolone cheese 1/4 pound shredded Asiago cheese 1/4 pound shredded mozzarella cheese 1 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese 1 cup freshMore »

Mac ‘n’ Cheese with Prosciutto

Ingredients ¾ pound pennette (small penne) or elbow macaroni 1 ¾ cups grated fontina or asiago cheese 1 cup whipping cream 1 ½ cup whole milk ¼ pound prosciutto, coarsely chopped ¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese Instructions 1. Lightly oil a 12-inch deep-dish pizza pan, or a baking pan that measures about 12 x 8.More »

Rigatoni Con Ceci e Broccoli (Rigatoni with Chickpeas and Broccoli)

Ingredients ½ pounds rigatoni, cooked al dente and cooled to room temperature ½ pounds (about 1 cup) cooked broccoli florets ½ cup extra-virgin olive oil 1 clove garlic, minced 1 cup drained, canned chickpeas, rinsed 2 tablespoons chopped fresh or 1 teaspoons dried basil 2 pounds fresh plum tomatoes, seeded and chopped Salt to tasteMore »

Chicken Parmigiana Stromboli

Ingredients 10 ounces pizza dough 1/2 cup tomato sauce 3 tablespoons grated Romano cheese 4 ounces grated mozzarella 1 cup chicken breast cooked and chopped 1 teaspoon dried oregano, crumbles 1 tablespoon olive oil Instructions Roll or stretch the pizza dough into a rectangle about 9 inches wide by 12 inches long. Place dough onMore »