Italian Stuffed Zucchini Cups

6-8 appetizer servings Tip: Holidays many times call for appetizers, whether at home or taken to a friend's or colleague's party. Look for options that can be made ahead so the host won't need to share kitchen space when you arrive. I also appreciate appetizers that can be served at room temperature. All the better... Continue Reading →

Meatballs!

Servings vary depending on size of meatballs (AND how many you can eat at one time). Tip: I like to make a large batch of meatballs to freeze for future meals. If I think they will all be used in Italian-style dishes, I add the marjoram and oregano listed in the recipe. If I want... Continue Reading →

Ziti with Seared Wax Beans & Pancetta

   2 servings Tip: Pine nuts have a sweet, buttery flavor. They are often ground into pesto sauce, but also enhance a pasta dish when sprinkled in just before serving. Toast them lightly in a skillet on the stovetop, moving them around constantly. DON'T WALK AWAY; once they turn golden and have a toasty smell,... Continue Reading →

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