Saltimbocca alla Romana

Saltimbocca  which literally means “Jumps in the mouth”, is a Roman dish.  I love making these  pretty little prosciutto  and sage covered veal delights.  Fast and easy to make, they are great to serve for guests and so visually inviting …Lets cook!! Mickey          

Read More

Pork Tenderloin with Mustard Rosemary Sauce

Pork Tenderloin always a good protein choice, lean and tasty, I usually marinate and grill mine for an easy dinner. This time, I thought it might be a nice change to pan roast a tenderloin , this is a more traditional cooking method,  mainly  for other types of roasts.  I was pleasantly surprised how well […]

Read More

Beef Paillards with Rosemary Garlic Infused Oil

I must say we ate these Paillards with gusto, they were delicious.  I served this dish alongside a bicolore salad with heirloom tomatoes, what more could you want!!!  These Paillard’s have much more flavor than the traditional Tagliata di Manzo (beef slices served with arugula and tomatoes).  The filet has the right amount of infused […]

Read More

Easter Rice Pie with Ham

With only a few days until Easter,  I’ve decided to try and recreate a Savory Rice Pie my grandmother used to make when I was young.  My grandmother was from Molise Italy, I am sure  her recipe was  a variation of a traditional Easter recipe made in her childhood home.  I have created this Easter […]

Read More

Easter Lunch…Herb Stuffed Pork Loin Roast with Pancetta

With a few weeks until Easter,  it’s time to start thinking about what to serve for  lunch or dinner.  This Herb stuffed roast is a great choice.  I  have such a hard time finding the right recipe for Easter, since Ennio and I don’t eat lamb, and most main dishes are  lamb based, especially in […]

Read More

Thyme-burgers for lunch!! or dinner…

A great lunch or dinner idea these yummy bunless burgers can be whipped up in minutes.  Mix the ingredients, skewer the burgers and throw them on a hot grill.  I love them served on a bed of leafy mixed greens with an heirloom tomato.  Instead of a plain burger give these a try……I bet you […]

Read More

Sunday Lunch with friends, Bucatini Amatriciana

This recipe is a great go to when you are in the mood for a pasta dish that has some character.  It is one of my all time favorites, I love making it for friends and family.  The original dish was born in the town of Amatrice. You will probably recognize the town’s name, it […]

Read More