Monthly Archives: January 2012

Nonna’s Pizza Dough

Yes, I’m about to divulge a family secret… my Nonna’s pizza dough recipe.  This recipe is very special in that it required some persistence to acquire. Nonna didn’t use recipes.  When asked how to make something, her instructions invariably included … Continue reading

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Rapini is yummy!

I was pleasantly surprised to find a big bag of rapini at Costco so I couldn’t resist. Tonight its rapini sauteed with pancetta and garlic for a yummy side to perk up some leftover roast chicken. I could have thrown … Continue reading

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The Best Grilled Cheese in the WHOLE World

Yes, this is a lofty claim.  “The best in the world” in any category is something worth talking about. As for the aforementioned grilled cheese, this isn’t a self proclaimed title – it was bestowed by my niece and nephews … Continue reading

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Making Osso Buco Tonight

My kind of slow cooked dish is Osso Buco. Long before this peasant dish appeared on restaurant menus, my Nonna made us osso buco. I can remember being quite happy to get the marrow from my sister’s cast off bone … Continue reading

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