December 20, 2011
This little slice of Italy is one of Orange County’s hidden gems. Located in a strip mall in Costa Mesa, right off of the 55 South freeway. It might look modest or humble from the outside but ..
January 09, 2009
Pasta alla carbonara is an Italian dish based mainly on eggs, Romano cheese, and bacon. Carbonara recipes vary, though all agree that cheese (Romano or parmesan), egg yolks (or whole eggs), fatty ..
December 09, 2008
It is no secret that Italians love food. Just as with many other cultures in the world, Italians do have certain foods they tend to gravitate toward when they need a little extra comfort. Italian ..
December 08, 2008
Difficulty (Scale from 1-10): 6 Makes 1 pound of pasta (serves 6-8) Ingredients 1 pound dried penne pasta 1 pound of sweet Italian sausage taken out of it's casing 3 tablespoons of extra virgin olive .
October 14, 2008
Think of pasta and you think of Italy; one is synonymous with the other, but is pasta Italian? There's no doubt that that the Italians are the modern masters of creating pasta, but where do its ..
October 07, 2008
With the economy in shambles, our kitchens sometimes suffer from unhealthy, but cheap snacks, TV dinners, or cup of soups. However, just because the money is tight does not mean we need to live like ..
September 03, 2008
Cold pasta salads are a great addition to any meal, whether the meal is formal or just a back yard cookout. You would usually have some kind of pasta in your cabinet that can be used for cold pasta ..
August 31, 2008
I'm sure that you've noticed the price increases in your local grocery store. With the way our economy is today who can afford to purchase a variety of different ingredients to prepare a meal that ..
August 31, 2008
If there's a more versatile staple than pasta, I don't know what it might be. Its shapes - long and straight (fettucine, spaghetti) to short and curly (rotini) to rice-like (orzo) to beautiful bows ..
August 27, 2008
It is very important when you cook pasta to use enough water. For 1 pound of pasta, use 4 quarts water, with about 2 tablespoons salt. For anything under a pound, use 3 quarts water and 1 1/2 ..
August 18, 2008
Italian food is highly-rated the world over yet, as one who has retired to Italy, it is hard to see why based on the offerings of any restaurant we have visited. The first problem with Italian food, ..
July 29, 2008
Rome is a must-see destination on any European holiday. It has a rich mix of history, art, culture and architecture. Experiencing where the gladiators fought in the Roman Coliseum, the great ..
July 21, 2008
When it comes to Italy, most people will immediately think of pizza and pasta when it comes to national food dishes. These items have traditionally been the Italian specialties food, but over time ..
July 15, 2008
This healthy recipe will help you do all kinds of things at once. If you want to lose weight you have to learn to eat a bit lighter at times, and there's no better way than to eat a vegetarian meal ..
July 08, 2008
When one thinks of Italian cuisine, Pasta is what comes to mind first. Pasta cooked perfectly and with the right combination of ingredients can be an absolutely mouth watering dish- a real treat for ..
June 22, 2008
Well, I promised you affordable recipes and here I am breaking my word. But, you see, my son was on a business trip and able to snatch a few hours on the way home to stop and see us. It doesn't ..
June 18, 2008
If you've got some time and are willing to put forth some effort, you can make your own home made pasta. The basic ingredients are: 3/4 cup unbleached white flour 1 egg pinch of salt That's it. ..
March 02, 2008
If you want to make a thoroughly healthy, tasty and simple pasta for all the family, then try this one below. Always a success with every age! 1. Buy certified organic spelt pasta. Freshly made is ..
February 22, 2008
Every day we are faced with many, many food and drink decisions. Do we choose a Caesar salad or a Big Mac? Glass of beer or glass of cider? Which choice is the healthier version or the one with less ..
February 04, 2008
Every one loves pasta. The overall beauty of pasta is its versatility, from a basic tomato sauce to a carbonara or tomato and meatball sauce to a rocket, pesto and pine nut pasta salad you can't ..
June 06, 2007
Gorgonzola is an Italian cow’s milk cheese named after a village that was once outside of Milan, Italy. Today most of the world’s Gorgonzola is produced in Novara, Italy. The cheese dates .
April 12, 2007
Ingredients: 1-teaspoon Crushed peppercorns ¼ pound Smoked bacon 2-cloves Garlic 3-tablespoons Olive oil ½-cup White wine 1-tablespoon Salt 1-pound Spaghetti 2-large Eggs 4-ounces Parmesan cheese ..
March 02, 2007
Ingredients: 1-large Egg ½-cup Milk 8-ounces Spaghetti, uncooked 1-teaspoon Salt ½-teaspoon Black Pepper ½-teaspoon Garlic powder ½-pound Ground beef ½-pound Ground sausage 1-medium Onion, ..
January 29, 2007
A fabulous garlic bread is every bit as complimentary to a great bowl of pasta as a great icing is to a cake. If the icing is only fair, it is hard for the cake to really stand out. Lets say you go ..
January 23, 2007
Welcome to the Gourmet Chicken Series. Today we bring you the the Italian dish that chefs from Rome to Venice said couldn't be done and was sacreligious. This Chicken Lasagne is the greatest taste ..