There is nothing more comforting to many than spaghetti and meatballs, and many spend years working to perfect their meatball recipe. I have spent years working on my recipe, and finally have it right. Give this one a try, you'll love it.Read More
Guiseppe's is an old world Italian restaurant in Gresham. Featuring a great menu, with classic dishes at decent prices, Guiseppe's is a great restaurant that deserves a visit if you are looking for classic Italian on Portland's east side.Read More
My kids were out of school today, and my son asked for fettuccine alfredo for dinner. I didn't want to do it with chicken like we normally do, but as I was thinking about it I realized that I had never posted my Alfredo recipe here.Read More
I was trying to decide how to use some chicken that had been sitting in the fridge all weekend, and decided a nice rustic cacciatore would be perfect on this cold winter night.Read More
We love Italian food in our home, and a frequent quick meal our kids yell for is a quick dinner of pasta with a sausage sauce. I decided to try and take it to another place tonight by using quinoa to make it gluten-free and Paleo friendly. Roasting the tomatoes take a lot of extra time, but cooking the quinoa will take most of the 50 minutes or so you will need to roast off the tomatoes, and trust me, there is no way to substitute the depth of flavors you will get unless it is summer time and you can throw whole tomatoes on the grill to slow roast them there. The spinach will add some great contrasting flavor in addition to the contrasting color it brings, and you can add more than I did if you want more greens, but my kids were rebelling even with this.Read More
Wednesday nights are busy around our house, as they are in many homes. Carrie often works late, and the kids have youth group, so getting everyone together for dinner is hard. Sometimes that means eating out, but I prefer to cook something in the crockpot that is easy for everyone to eat.Read More
I love italian food almost as much as I love my slow cooker. I had some thin cut bottom round steaks (sold as Carne Asada steaks in these parts) that I purchased on sale a while ago and they were in the freezer. I took them out to thaw last night and spent the morning trying to decide how I was going to use them and decided that Pizzaiola sounded perfect.Read More
I love good, old fashioned comfort food, as anyone who has read this blog should realize. One of my favorite foods is a nice Italian specialty that my Dad used to make once in a while (but never as often as I asked for it), sausage and peppers. He would do it on a flat top griddle, with homemade marinara cooked in a separate pot and served over the sausage and peppers on a hoagie roll.Read More
All the flavors of an Italian Sub in a baked casserole
I saw this idea on Pinterest a few weeks ago and decided to give it a try last night. It was amazingly easy and came out just like a hot baked sub. The flavors melded together perfectly, and the crust made from cresent rolls worked well. This was a hit in our house, give it a try.
I love baked ziti. Always have. So much cheesy goodness. Great meat sauce. For those of you that have never had baked ziti, think a combination of lasagna and pasticcio.
Using the best ingredients, just like anything else in cooking, makes for better food. So when I decided to try baked ziti gluten free, I was worried about the new pasta more than anything.
The brown rice pasta held up perfecly, as you can see from the picture. The cheese coated it perfectly, and it didnt have flavor or texture any different than a normal wheat pasta.
Try this one, you won't be sorry!
The classic combination of Sausage and Peppers never loses it’s appeal. However, the twist of adding polenta to the top I find much better than the typical bread it is paired with in typical sandwiches. The creamy and cheesy polenta makes a great counter-point to the spice and earthiness of the sausage and peppers. A great meal, all in one dish.
Give this one a try the next time you are looking for a healthy alternative to a classic.