Authentic Italian Risotto with Chicken and Rosemary

Risotto is one of those mouth-watering comfort foods that you just have to love. It’s like a glorified chicken and rice dish that is all grown up. It may not be that pretty, but hardly a grain is left in the pan after everyone fights for the last spoonful. I learned how to make it […]

Lasagna #2


This recipe is out of my husband’s family cookbook. It took me many years (about 10 out of our 20 year marriage) before my husband (a mama’s boy) told me he liked my lasagna best. It was AFTER I found this recipe. I’m always looking for the best recipe for our favorites – that is, […]

Vermicelli with Parmesan

The Medieval Cookery site has a great recipe for making vermicelli with parmesan and butter. This goes well with any meal as a side-dish… and if you are like me, it also doubles as comfort food when you are by yourself and have to cook something quick just for one. I love pasta and cheese. […]

Light Fettuccine Alfredo with Shrimp or Chicken

This little dandy came from a magazine I picked up a few months ago (Family Circle – April 2007, page 131). This was an easy and quick dish that the family enjoyed and it was surprisingly filling. It may not be my favorite on this site, but it was definitely worth making again. Feel free […]

Italian Tuna and Olive Pasta

I know what you are thinking. Tuna – yuck! This is not your ordinary tuna dish. It ‘ain’t your American mom’s ‘tuna-mac’. This is a very expensive and delightfully bold Italian dish that will amaze you. You should not take any shortcuts on ingredients, either. Buy the absolute best olives and cheese to capture the […]

Unpredictable Pasta Salad

Pasta Salad is really a personal thing. There are so many ways you can make it and all of them are wonderful. It goes perfect with sandwiches and green salads. It is MUCH better for you than greasy potato chips! Pair it up with some fruit (a sprig of grapes) and some sweet iced tea […]

Greek Lentil and Orzo Salad with Pita Crisps

I just made this because I didn’t want a meaty meal and I was in a hurry (not to mention that lentils and orzo make a very affordable meal per portion). We’re packing for our holiday vacation today and the house is a wreck. This hit the spot and the kids actually loved it – […]