Chicken cacciatora is an Italian dish that has become a comfort food in many households, not just for Italian families. “Cacciatore” means “hunter” and “cacciatora” is hunter-style. As such, there are as many different versions of it as there are different versions of spaghetti sauce. It is basically braised chicken […]
Lasagna roll-ups are so easy to make, and they look downright classy on the plate. This recipe makes 10 individual portions, so it’s the perfect entree for a large family or small guest party. Start off with a tossed salad, and accompany the roll-ups with steamed asparagus and garlic bread […]
Macaroni salad and potato salad are traditional cold side dishes for family gatherings in the South. Granny-Ma’s version was pretty basic — pretty much just elbow macaroni, mayonnaise, onions, celery, and sweet relish. When I met my husband’s family, Italians from the Northeast, I was introduced to tuna macaroni salad. […]
Spaghetti sauce (or tomato gravy to my Italian friends) is a staple in most households. Rather than watching over the pot for a long, slow-cooked version on the stove, it’s just as easy to toss it all in the crockpot. You won’t need to worry about stirring or boilovers, and […]
Turkey skillet casserole is a meal-in-a-dish that’s perfect for those busy nights when you don’t want to be tied to the kitchen. It’s fast, easy, and you can have it on the table in less than 20 minutes.
This winning take on Rice-A-Roni is infinitely more flavorful than the box, and it takes about the same amount of time. Orzo is a rice-shaped pasta that takes the place of the broken spaghetti strands found in Rice-A-Roni. The result is creamy with Parmesan cheese and flecked with morsels of […]
Spinach and roasted red peppers in a cheesy wine sauce gives a Mediterranean flair to this quick and easy Tuscan chicken dish. Best of all, once you prep your ingredients, you can have this meal on the table in about 30 minutes.
There are so many variations on tortellini soup. It just goes to show you that you pretty much can’t go wrong with it. It’s basically a vegetable soup (minestrone, if you will) built around the Italian cheese-filled pasta pouches known as tortellini. This version adds beans and fresh baby spinach. Served with a nice homemade bread or garlic toast, it’s hearty enough to make a meal out of.