MEATLOAF WITH RICOTTA
Jennifer Nevins on 10/01/2020

MEATLOAF WITH RICOTTA

I remember eating meatloaf often growing up. We used to try different toppings, fillings, etc. to jazz up this dish. This recipe is simple and delicious on its own, and definitely worth trying.

GRILLED CHICKEN WITH GOAT CHEESE & SUNDRIED TOMATOES
Jennifer Nevins on 08/01/2020

GRILLED CHICKEN WITH GOAT CHEESE & SUNDRIED TOMATOES

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 GIAMBOTTA
Jennifer Nevins on 06/01/2020

SAUSAGE GIAMBOTTA

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.

MOM'S OVEN FRIED CHICKEN
Jennifer Nevins on 05/01/2020

MOM'S OVEN FRIED CHICKEN

Mom made this recipe often while we were growing up. It is surprisingly delicious, and very easy to make. The house will smell great while this is baking.

CHICKEN PARMESAN MEATBALLS
Jennifer Nevins on 03/04/2020

CHICKEN PARMESAN MEATBALLS

We love chicken parmesan so much….we had to make up a recipe that incorporated the same flavors into a meatball. This does the trick!

GRILLED MEATBALL SKEWERS WITH PESTO SAUCE
Jennifer Nevins on 03/04/2020

GRILLED MEATBALL SKEWERS WITH PESTO SAUCE

I thoroughly enjoy the pure taste of a meatball without any sauce. This recipe lightly brushes on a pesto sauce to give another dimension of flavor. You will be sure to enjoy.

JEN'S AWARD-WINNING MEATBALLS
Jennifer Nevins on 03/04/2020

JEN'S AWARD-WINNING MEATBALLS

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!

  GRANDMA’S MEATBALLS (OR MEATLOAF)
Jennifer Nevins on 03/01/2020

GRANDMA’S MEATBALLS (OR MEATLOAF)

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!

SAUTEED LENTILS WITH ROASTED SAUSAGE
Jennifer Nevins on 01/02/2020

SAUTEED LENTILS WITH ROASTED SAUSAGE

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!

CHICKEN POT PIE
Jennifer Nevins on 01/01/2020

CHICKEN POT PIE

When I think of “comfort food”, I think of chicken pot pie. This recipe is quick and easy, using premade pie crust and a roasted chicken.

BACON WRAPPED PORK TENDERLOIN W/ SPINACH STUFFING
Jennifer Nevins on 11/01/2019

BACON WRAPPED PORK TENDERLOIN W/ SPINACH STUFFING

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.

BISCOTTI STUFFED PORK LOIN
Jennifer Nevins on 10/01/2019

BISCOTTI STUFFED PORK LOIN

When I heard that you could stuff a pork loin with crushed biscotti….I was intrigued. The balance of flavors is really delicious..and this is relatively easy to make.

PORK TENDERLOIN WITH FRESH FRUIT
Jennifer Nevins on 08/01/2019

PORK TENDERLOIN WITH FRESH FRUIT

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.

GRILLED CHICKEN SPIEDINI
Jennifer Nevins on 07/01/2019

GRILLED CHICKEN SPIEDINI

This dish is basically skewered, seasoned chicken with grape tomatoes and yellow peppers. Any of your favorite vegetables can be added. I have made this dish with sausage as well….just be creative.

SAUSAGE SAN GENNARO
Jennifer Nevins on 06/04/2019

SAUSAGE SAN GENNARO

My Dad loves any type of sausage dish. This is one of my favorites, because I love the flavors of the hot cherry peppers mixed with the roasted potatoes on top of the Luganega sausage.

CHICKEN MEATBALLS WITH RICOTTA & PESTO
Jennifer Nevins on 03/01/2019

CHICKEN MEATBALLS WITH RICOTTA & PESTO

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.

HAMBURGER POT ROAST
Jennifer Nevins on 02/01/2019

HAMBURGER POT ROAST

This is the first recipe that I ever made. This was adapted from the Good Housekeeping cookbook…my old reference manual! I remember making this many times, and feeling very accomplished.

FILET MIGNON WITH HERBED BUTTER SAUCE
Jennifer Nevins on 02/01/2019

FILET MIGNON WITH HERBED BUTTER SAUCE

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.

BABY LAMB CHOPS WITH GARLIC & ROSEMARY
Jennifer Nevins on 10/01/2018

BABY LAMB CHOPS WITH GARLIC & ROSEMARY

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.

BEEF BRACIOLE SPIEDINI
Jennifer Nevins on 09/01/2018

BEEF BRACIOLE SPIEDINI

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.

GRILL SEASONING & LEMON-BUTTER SAUCE
Jennifer Nevins on 06/29/2018

GRILL SEASONING & LEMON-BUTTER SAUCE

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.

PORK TENDERLOIN WITH ROSEMARY PORT SAUCE
Jacqueline DiPasquale on 05/08/2018

PORK TENDERLOIN WITH ROSEMARY PORT SAUCE

It’s easy to make pork tenderloin. The key is to make sure that the roast stays moist, and to complement the natural flavors of the pork with a rosemary port sauce reduction.