Archive for the ‘Italian’ Category

Mushroom Risotto

Monday, September 26th, 2016

Amazon had a great lightning deal on Instant Pot electronic pressure cookers. Several of my friends have been raving about theirs, so I finally hit the buy button. I gotta say, I do love it! We tried the kalua pork that's in the instruction manual, which turned ...

Gnocchi with Summer Squash

Monday, March 25th, 2013

This easy and fast side dish comes together in no time. The fresh flavor is easily customized for whatever you're serving it with. I had some baked chicken, so I added thyme into the zucchini. Next time I might throw in some cherry tomatoes too. Very ...

Skabetti Sauce

Friday, September 21st, 2012

I've blogged this recipe before, but this is a slightly tweaked version, with ground turkey and a smaller batch. It's just about as good, and a delicious not-quite-fall meal. :-) Here's what I said about it before: This hearty recipe is handed down to me from my mother ...

Baked Breaded Zucchini

Wednesday, June 27th, 2012

This is a healthier take on fried zucchini. It was pretty decent, but not really worth the effort it took to do all the breading. Next time I might try larger spears rather than the rounds. We had these with some thin grilled t-bone steaks and some ...

Turkey and Mushroom Penne

Sunday, April 22nd, 2012

This is a very easy, quick, and hearty meal. We were feeling chilled today for no good reason, so a steaming bowl of pasta with protein and veggies was just the thing. Turkey and Mushroom Penne Serves 4-6 1 tbsp olive oil 1 package (20 oz) ground turkey 1 tsp Italian seasoning (mine is ...

Chicken in Lemon and White Wine Sauce with Asparagus

Tuesday, March 27th, 2012

This is a quick meal for a weeknight that I came up with on the fly. It turned out pretty well and I'm happy to share it here. I think brussels sprouts might work better as the vegetable, but the asparagus was quite alright too. Chicken in Lemon and ...

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Tuesday, February 14th, 2012

Happy Valentine's Day! Or as a co-worker said, Happy 50%-Off-Candy Eve ;-) Tonight's dinner was my nice and fast turkey meatballs, made a bit less fast due to the sudden inexplicable flight of whimsy that caused me to shape them into hearts. It was ...

Pollo Arrosto al Balsamico con Patate – Balsamic Roast Chicken and Potatoes

Saturday, February 11th, 2012

This is another great recipe from Central Market - an Italian take on a classic roast chicken. The original recipe called for chopped onion and pancetta in the rub, which I substituted with more garlic and some nice nitrate/nitrite free applewood smoked bacon (from the always excellent Niman Ranch). ...

Chicken Cacciatore

Thursday, January 12th, 2012

This is an iteration of my chicken cacciatore. It has a bit less chicken and even more veggies, making it even more weight loss friendly. We really enjoy this meal - a big bowl of tasty Italian stew, warming and satisfying for a chilly January evening. Chicken Cacciatore Serves ...

Stracciatella with Turkey Meatballs

Friday, October 21st, 2011

This is me winging it with my meatball recipe while feeling like soup on this foggy evening. Stracciatella is a classic Italian soup, traditionally made with just chicken broth, eggs, and some sort of green (spinach, arugula or kale). I added my meatballs and a little pasta to ...