Category: Italian Food

Grandma's Traditional Tomato Paste

Grandma’s Traditional Tomato Paste

I'm picky with my tomato paste that's why I make it a point to make my own. While you can conveniently just pick any tomato paste from the supermarket, Grandma's traditional tomato paste is entirely different and utterly more delicious. I'm confident that you'd agree after you try my Grandma's recipe that's why I'm sharing it here.

Summer Squash & Tomatoes

Summer Squash & Tomatoes

The summer is upon us. Long hot weekends are ahead. It must be barbecue time! I know that grilled steak or tasty ribs are usually the star of the meal, but you need great vegetables to go with them. This easy fresh dish can be cooked in your smoker, over indirect heat on your grill or in the oven. It doesn't take a lot of work and lets you visit with your family and friends. It may be simple but it tastes so good!

Serves: 2

Simone's Famous Italian Meatballs

Simone’s Famous Italian Meatballs

I created these meatballs in the early 1970's & have never changed the original recipe because they've always gotten rave reviews. A bit labor intensive, but actually fun to make & well worth the effort. Once you taste these, mellowed in pasta sauce, you'll think you've gone to Italian heaven!

Yield: approximately 36 meatballs - serves 18 to 36

Cheater's Mushroom Pasta Sauce

Cheater’s Mushroom Pasta Sauce

I love mushrooms in my pasta sauce & when I used to buy mushroom pasta sauces in the grocery store, you could actually see good sized pieces of mushrooms in the jar. Not anymore, in the decades since the 1980's, the mushrooms have basically disappeared. So, when I buy pre-made pasta sauce, I always jazz it up with mushrooms myself!

Yield: 2 - 24 oz jars

Italian Chicken with Oregano Infused Pasta

Italian Chicken with Oregano Infused Pasta

This mouthwatering meal is one you'll want to make over & over again, especially on busy days. It's very easy to put together & cleanup is so easy!

Serves: 2