Tag Archives: Italian


Mom, you would be proud. I remember having this occasionally as a special occasion dinner and since we purchased that cow, I knew I was going to have to try my hand at it. Most people have never heard of Braciole before (pronounced bra’zhul) but that’s the benefit of being raised with a true NY […]

Pasta and Beans

I mentioned that last week was a week of vegetarianism for me in preparation for all of the beef that we would be receiving! So I queued up my grocery list with a couple of new vegetarian meals. I’d say both of these were moderately successful. My struggle is that after awhile, I get tired […]

Eggplant Parmesan

This week, I am attempting a week of vegetarianism. Just a week. I may toss some fish in there, but who’s counting. . . ­čÖé I started on Sunday, although, come to think of it, we did have a couple of samples at HEB that were chicken. . . oh well. When I think vegetarian, […]

Baked Ziti with Spinach and Tomatoes (and Sausage!)

I made this recipe Saturday for a potluck dinner on Saturday night and had so many requests for the recipe that I thought I’d go ahead and post the recipe here for all to see.┬á I picked it because it had so few ingredients and I thought I could increase the proportions┬áto serve more people. […]

Pork Parmesan and Ricotta Gnocchi

{And now we resume regularly scheduled programming.} The pork parmesan is something that I took from what my mom used to make and I changed it just a bit! Jason has always like this recipe and I’ve made it pretty continuously for the past couple of years. I would imagine it would work well with […]

Italian Chicken with Chickpeas

So I tried out this recipe last night and it was pretty good. I can see this one getting better as a left over – letting all those flavors marinate overnight, yum! It was a nice simple meal that I enjoyed – not too heavy, so good for summer. It did taste a little ‘healthy’ […]

Berry Beautiful

Sorry, had to go for the pun. This dessert takes a little bit of effort, but you can make it 3 days ahead of time and the pay off is fantastic. This Italian dessert is like a frozen mousse, which helps explain its name: Semifreddo, or “half-frozen.” It tastes similar to an ice cream . […]