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  • Artichoke de Jonghe Recipe

    Artichoke de Jonghe Recipe

    Shrimp de Jonghe was created by a Belgian chef and restaurateur in Chicago many years ago – probably in the ‘20’s. It’s been one of my favorite things to eat since I was about six. I figured since I am Italian from Chicago I wanted to put my spin on it and replace the shrimp […]

  • Puttanesca Sauce Recipe

    Puttanesca Sauce Recipe

    I have always loved the story behind this incredible sauce! Legend has it, that back in the 20th century in Naples, Italy… prostitutes would cook up this spicy, sultry sauce ( as the ingredients were always so readily available ), and lure in their gentleman customers with the irresistible aromas. Customers are known to have  […]

  • Italian Lemon Cookies Recipe

    Italian Lemon Cookies Recipe

  • Stuffed Artichokes Recipe

    Stuffed Artichokes Recipe

    Did you know Artichokes are actually really large flower buds? These beautiful ancient vegetables are full of symbolism and represent peace, hope and prosperity. Making their big “Debut” in Europe back  in the 1500’s, Artichokes have since become quite common and desirable for many all over the world. Great for dips, Stuffing, Salads and Paninis, […]

  • Pepper and Egg Sandwich Recipe

    Pepper and Egg Sandwich Recipe

    The Pepper and Egg Sandwich has always been a “cozy” kind of sandwich for me. Something about the simplicity of ingredients, the warm bread…is just comfort food in my opinion. Typically you find this sandwich during Catholic Lent, with only Pepper & Egg ( just like the name ) and usually Green Peppers.  As much […]

  • Fettuccine Alfredo Recipe

    Fettuccine Alfredo Recipe

    The ultimate Fettuccine Alfredo recipe has arrived!

  • Cannoli Cake Recipe

    Cannoli Cake Recipe

    Cannoli Cake, an easy from scratch Italian cake with cannoli filling. This homemade cannoli cake is full of easy to find ingredients including ricotta, mascarpone, orange zest, and mini chocolate chips or change it up to your family’s personal taste!

  • Ultimate Chicken Parmesan Recipe

    Ultimate Chicken Parmesan Recipe

  • Stuffed Mushrooms Recipe

    Stuffed Mushrooms Recipe

    Even as a kid, I loved Mushrooms! SO you could imagine the LOVE I have for them now in my Adulthood. Their rich, buttery-ness adds such  an incredible amount of texture and flavor to so many dishes. I will be honest, whenever Mushrooms are on the menu, I’ll take two please! lol  Now, imagine taking […]

  • Sun-dried Tomato & White Wine Gemelli Recipe

    Sun-dried Tomato & White Wine Gemelli Recipe

    I love this Pasta dish! One of my favorite about it is it’s ability to shine in any temperature. Sure, once you remove the Pasta from the stove top, it’s hot and delicious, but this Pasta dish is just as amazing when served at room temperature or even chilled!  How many dishes can you say work […]

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