Category Archives: Italian

Meatballs with Sweet Plum Sauce

These are a perfect addition to any sports event party, or any party, or as a personal snack. Nothing says these cannot be a main course as well. Veal Meatballs with Sweet Plum Sauce for meatballs 1 lb ground veal … Continue reading

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Spaghetti Amatriciana

This is a simple pasta that is perfect as a first course or light dinner. Fresh tomatoes can be used instead canned if available, just make sure to skin them first. Spaghetti Amatriciana 1 lb spaghetti 1/2 cup diced pancetta … Continue reading

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Red Cabbage Bread Casserole

This is a really fantastic strata that is also low in fat. If you want it to be high in fat add more cheese and use butter to toast the bread. Cream can not hurt in the broth either. I … Continue reading

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Braised Whole Hen

This will work well with a chicken if you do not have a hen. The leftover broth is excellent in stocks and stews. Braised Hen 4 lb whole hen cleaned, giblets separated, skinned and trussed 1 large head garlic sliced … Continue reading

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Fall Fruit Risotto

Katherine is not a fan of sweet risottos but as a light first course or first dessert they are very good. This was an attempt to blend the sweetness of a fruit risotto with a more savory meat and cheese. … Continue reading

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Garbanzo Soup

The slow-cooked beans really bring a fantastic flavor to this simple soup adapted from The Silver Spoon. Creamed Garbanzo Bean Soup 1 cup dried garbanzos soaked in cold water overnight then drained 1 onion, sliced thin 3 cups chicken stock … Continue reading

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Veal Shoulder Roast

This is a great way to use a tender tasty veal shoulder. Pork will also work, but not nearly as well. Roasted Veal Shoulder Rubbed with Basil 4 lb veal shoulder bone removed 6 large cloves garlic minced Zest 1 … Continue reading

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