Oregano, basil, garlic, and cremini mushroom flavor this vegetarian tomato sauce. A glug of vermouth finishes it off.
This is a classic my mother taught me when I was young and she had to work. It's a hearty way to end a cold winter's day. Just throw everything in a sauce pan on low or into a crock pot and let it cook all day. This is a family sized recipe, cut it in half if you are cooking for two.
This is a thick, mildly sweet sauce made with fresh garden vegetables. Serve with your favorite pasta, or use it in lasagna. This may sound like it takes a long time but it is well worth the effort. I get rave reviews from it all the time.
This is the sauce that uses the most basic ingredients but gives great flavor. You can use this recipe as a guideline and add your favorite ingredients to make it your own creation.
Pan fried Italian sausages are layered into this hearty casserole and topped with plenty of Cheddar cheese.
This "gravy" was one I adapted from an old broadcast of "The Frugal Gourmet". Sorry, I don't have the original, but this is the one I make. Feel free to tinker...I do constantly! Will keep for a week in the fridge, or put in smaller containers and freeze up to six months.
This excellent minestrone is cheap and easy to make. This classic soup of cannellini beans is flavored with rosemary and basil.
My Mom's sauce was handed down to her by my Nona (Grandma). It has been in the family forever and now I give it to you. This sauce is the best you will ever taste and the easiest you will ever make. I hope you like it.
The red wine gives this sauce a distinct taste, which I love. You may not want to add as much garlic as I do, but I'm a garlic guy.
This is a recipe that we used in our restaurant we owned back in the 1980's. Portions have all been reduced for home use. It was very popular, so hope you enjoy.
Do you need to make sausage and peppers for a bunch of people? This sausage and peppers recipe allows you to make lots of this favorite food in an easy fashion. You can serve it as a side dish or on a bun.
This is a good dish to serve on a cold day when the family has been out and about. It is both filling and full of taste. Our family likes it on weekends when we can enjoy the aroma for a few hours before time to eat. For those who like a little extra kick, hot Italian sausage can be substituted for the sweet sausage.
A very tasteful & hearty spaghetti recipe that has amazed my friends, and brought the neighbors asking for more!
A warm spinach and rigatoni salad that closely resembles a dish done by the Frankie, Johnny, and Luigi's chain of restaurants in the San Francisco Bay Area. It's even better there, but this is darn close.
A simple and delicious combination of fresh spinach, artichoke hearts, sour cream and four cheeses stuffed into manicotti, baked and covered in a creamy white sauce. Serve with ciabatta bread and slices of tomato.
This is a simple recipe for Spinach Pesto Sauce. The same recipe can be followed for traditional basil pesto as well, just substitute the spinach for basil.
This Italian egg-drop soup is simple to prepare and full of flavor!
An excellent stuffing of rice and Italian sausage in colorful sweet peppers. Use bell peppers that weigh about 6 ounces.
A lighter version of a true Texas-style chili.
A hearty soup that contains lots of vegetable chicken broth and seasoned ground beef balls. It's my variation of wedding soup, and it's so much better. Serve with garlic bread.