The addition of goat cheese and sundried tomatoes complements this dish nicely. I often substitute other types of cheese (like fontina), and have served this with oven roasted tomatoes as well. Feel free to use your favorite ingredients.
Sausage dishes are my dad’s favorites, so I always prepare a variety when he visits. This dish is delicious with the addition of roasted potatoes, sweet bell peppers and spicy long-hot peppers. The dish is deglazed with white wine and perfect for a weeknight meal.
I’ve made many different meatball recipes, and this is by far my favorite. I developed this recipe over a year ago, when I first started writing this cookbook. I really enjoy the combination of ground chuck and ground sausage. There are a lot of eggs in this recipe, which helps to make these meatballs very moist. I hope this becomes one of your favorite recipes too!
This is Grandma’s recipe, sent to me by Aunt Caroline and Uncle Doug in 2002. Aunt Caroline indicated that this can be made into meatballs or an “outstanding” meatloaf. Uncle Doug said “he dearly loves the cold meatloaf sandwiches”. He rarely misses the opportunity to add in his wonderful comments when food is concerned!
Would you like good luck all year long? If so – this recipe is a must! Italians and Italian-Americans often enjoy lentils and sausage on New Year’s Day because it is believed that eating these foods brings good luck and wealth (especially since the sliced sausage resembles coins). There’s no time to waste….lock in your luck and make this dish right away!
This is a delicious pork tenderloin recipe, combining the savory flavors of bacon, spinach and onions. This is a perfect dish for a holiday buffet because the sliced tenderloin looks great on a decorative platter. The sliced tenderloin also pairs beautifully with pasta or risotto for a great weeknight dinner.
Pork tenderloin is easy to make and is relatively inexpensive. This cut of meat is also delicious cooked on the grill. The recipe below is seared in a sauté pan and then baked in the oven. This is great served with fresh fruit or any vegetable side dish.
The smell of meatballs cooking in the house is intoxicating! I have included many different meatball recipes, using a variety of ingredients. In this recipe, the ground chicken meat is softened with fresh ricotta, and given a burst of flavor with the fresh pesto.
I tend to make filet mignon for special occasions. I prefer a simple preparation with a highly flavored herb butter sauce for the best result. The herb butter sauce can be prepared in advance and used when needed.
I recently made these baby lamb chops for a holiday party. A friend had shared this recipe, and I improvised to make a quick blue cheese sauce that was smooth and creamy. This is definitely worth trying.
An old friend of mine used to make this family recipe for beef braciole spiedini, which was skewered and broiled. This recipe has been adapted and modified…with the same delicious flavors and crispy texture.
There are some basic recipes/tricks to making sure your grilled foods taste great. Seasoning your food well and then topping it with a rich lemon butter sauce is a good way to start! Many of the recipes in this section were inspired by grilled food our family has enjoyed at Carrabba’s Restaurant.