Month: December 2021

Mushroom Risotto

Mushroom Risotto Risotto is not difficult, just tedious. So many times I’ve given up on making it,…

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Sunday Gravy

Sunday Gravy Sunday Gravy, meat sauce, or, the “Red Lead” as the character Tony Soprano used to…

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Chili

Chili Chili is without doubt a classic American dish. More specifically, an American Southwestern dish. It has…

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Artichokes

Artichokes The Artichoke (Cynara Scolymus) has been around for thousands of years.  Today, artichokes are generally grown in…

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Spinach & Beans

Spinach & Beans Being Italian, I never understood why people had to kill each other to go…

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Casa Tua

Casa Tua Directly across from their rival Gianni’s is Casa Tua.  It is a far more casual…

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Amore Mio

Amore Mio Everyone has their happy place.  For some its high on a mountain watching the sun…

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Linda’s Dutch Pancakes

Linda’s Dutch Pancakes At first I was hesitant about a place that made only pancakes and pizzas….

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Gianni’s Ristorante Italiano

Gianni’s Ristorante Italiano Dining at Gianni’s one lazy afternoon literally brought me back to Italy in my…

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Cast Iron Baked Penne

Cast Iron Baked Penne America’s Test Kitchens on PBS gets full credit for this recipe.  It’s ingenious….

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Pago Pago Punch

Pago Pago Punch From the Beachbum Berry TOTAL TIKI App, this is a drink from the Pago…

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Roasted Peppers

Roasted Peppers A staple of Italian food is the roasted red pepper.  You will find it in…

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