Archive for the ‘Italian’ Category

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 ...

Fresh Corn Polenta with Poached Eggs and Veggie Saute

Wednesday, September 28th, 2011

A light late summer / early fall meatless meal for dinner tonight. If you'd like to make this vegetarian, just use veggie broth when making the polenta. This was inspired by a couple recipes: one from Fine Cooking, and another from Better Homes and Gardens. If the fresh ...

Italian Stuffed Zucchini, Redux

Monday, September 12th, 2011

This is the latest iteration on my Italian Stuffed Zucchini, which I made this weekend. I'm finally really happy with the balance of tomato flavor in the filling :-) Italian Stuffed Zucchini Boats Serves 4 4 medium or 2 huge zucchini, about 4 lbs For the filling: 2 tsp olive oil 20 ...

Chicken with Artichokes and Lemon

Thursday, August 18th, 2011

Tonight's recipe is strongly inspired by the wonderful blogger Krista of Everyday Mom's Meals. Go check her out! I won a drawing on her Facebook page the other day and got 5 hand written recipe cards chosen by me from recipes on her blog. They arrived today, ...

Some of what we’ve been eating

Sunday, July 31st, 2011

Here's a peek at what we've been eating. Most of the veggies are from my CSA boxes. Lemon Garlic Chicken Thighs with sweet corn and roasted zucchini Tonkatsu with steamed broccoli and stir fried shiitake mushrooms Tayberry Freezer Jam Galbi with braised brussels sprouts and roasted mushrooms (broiled alongside the galbi) Teriyaki Chicken served ...


Monday, July 11th, 2011

This is my take on lasagna. It's somewhat lighter, but still packed with flavor - tons of veggies, chicken Italian sausage, low fat ricotta, Parmigiano-Reggiano, mozzarella, smoked provolone, and delicious homemade tomato sauce. I froze most of this for lunches over the next few weeks, but couldn't resist ...

Happy Birthday to My Husband!

Tuesday, May 31st, 2011

Today is Shaun's birthday, so we splurged a little and had some pasta with our turkey meatballs tonight. Tonight I used Mario Batali's Arrabbiata sauce, which has a nice spicy little kick to it. I was really quite impressed with this jarred sauce, and I'll have to try ...

Turkey Meatballs in Tomato Sauce

Saturday, April 30th, 2011

Tonight I made a variation on my turkey meatballs. I made the mixture, formed the meatballs, then placed them in a large saucepan and poured in a jar of one of our favorite tomato sauces, Newman's Own Marinara with Mushrooms. I thinned it with just a little water to ...

Chicken Francese

Wednesday, April 6th, 2011

Inspired by my friend Rachel, I went looking for a good recipe for chicken francese. This one by Tyler Florence got very good reviews, so I used it as my starting point. We liked this decently well, but it seemed to be missing something, and I'm not sure ...

What Else We’ve Been Eating This Weekend

Sunday, February 20th, 2011

Here's what else we've been eating this weekend: Thinly sliced t-bone steak and mushrooms Rosemary Garlic Roasted Rack of Lamb Italian Vegetable Sauté (made with red kidney beans instead of cannellini beans today) with chicken sausage