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Joe Famularo’s Sicilian Rigatoni with Eggplant, Zucchini and Curry

This recipe came from a wonderful memoir/cookbook that I recently read entitled “Perdutamente–Crazy for Italian Food” by prolific cookbook author and friend, Joe Famularo. Greeks, Arabs, Byzantine, Normans–all of these civilizations have occupied Sicily at various times throughout history, and all … Continue reading

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Lasagnetti with Artichokes

It’s been a while since a dish inspired me to write about it, but a couple of weeks ago, I was invited to dinner at the home of friends who’ve been living in Italy for the last 30 years and have … Continue reading

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Lasagna Two Ways

This is the perfect dish to feed a crowd.  We’re expecting a houseful of twenty-somethings this weekend, so this dish will be served Friday evening, upon everyone’s arrival, and will provide us with decadent snacks all weekend long. Lasagna is always an opportunity for me … Continue reading

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Salmon with Arugula and Green Olive Pesto

This pesto is a bright, rich and slightly tart sauce that’s great for fish and seafood.  The ingredients in my market that inspired this meal were Marcona almonds and pitted green Sicilian olives.   I could tell that these olives … Continue reading

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Salmon Cakes

I love a good burger or croquette of almost any kind!  Since I had a piece of wild king salmon leftover from last night’s dinner, I was determined to do it justice.  These cakes were inspired by an earlier post … Continue reading

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Flageolet Stew with Turkey and Farro

Flageolet beans are among my favorite varieties of dried beans–  they’re small, green, and sturdy, and when cooked properly, remain soft and velvety on the inside. In addition, the scraps of turkey from yesterday’s turkey scaloppine that were not usable … Continue reading

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Scallopine of Turkey Marsala with Porcini

I continue to enjoy the wonderful dried porcini that my friend Kathleen dropped off on my doorstep last month.  Tonight, I decided to add them my Turkey Marsala. Turkey breast is a beautiful alternative to veal, for making alla marsala. … Continue reading

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Pasta with Lobster, Leek and Tomato

This is a springtime twist on Pasta with Lobster, Chilis and Mint.  In the spring, when leeks have just begun to show up at our local farm stands, it’s nice to add them to whatever I’m cooking, just for that … Continue reading

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Mom’s Baked Breaded Chicken Breasts

This is another recipe of my mom’s that she used to make for us when we were kids.  It’s simple to make (much simpler and less messy than pan-frying), can be prepared ahead of time, then placed in the oven … Continue reading

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Mom’s Turkey Meatballs

On Mother’s Day, I made this recipe in honor of my mother, who makes the best turkey meatballs on the planet.  These are moist, light and flavorful.   Many people have asked my mother for this recipe, so several years … Continue reading

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