Monthly Archives: February 2011

Linguine with Crab Sauce

Linguine with crab sauce brings me back to the days when I spent my summers at the Jersey shore. My Aunt Phyllis and Uncle Sal had a summer house in Brick, New Jersey right off of Mantoloking Road. Just down the road … Continue reading

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Mama’s Chicken Cacciatore

 Mama’s chicken cacciatore is right up there as one of my all time favorite comfort foods. There was nothing better than breaking off a piece of Italian bread and mopping up that delicious sauce. Out in Long Island, my grandmother’s cousin, … Continue reading

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Braised Pork Shoulder Steak

The aroma that whiffs through your house when you’re making this dish will have them at the dinner table early. This is a very easy meal to make that’s prepared in one pot. All you have to do extra is add a … Continue reading

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Sicilian Fig Cookies

I was never a picky eater. But there were some things I just didn’t like as a child. As an adult my taste has changed for certain foods and I have really grown to love fig cookies. As a child,  … Continue reading

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Elbow Macaroni with Peas and Bacon

“EXCUSE ME SIR!!! THAT’S NOT CAPOCOLLO YOU’RE CUTTING, IT’S SALAMI!!!!”   Nothing burns my butt more than a person that doesn’t have a clue about their job or how to do it, then argues with you. You think I would have known better … Continue reading

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Arancini al Forno

The first time I made rice balls I didn’t cook the rice just right and what resulted was a mess of mushy rice that would not hold together no matter what I did. I got so frustrated that I dumped … Continue reading

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