As Italian as you can get, this was a dish my mom made all the time!!! I wish I could say you could use “any” rice to make this, but Arborio is the rice you should use for this dish. Thankfully you can now find this type of rice anywhere nowadays. Enjoy! —————————————————————- Ingredients: 2 tbsp butter 1/3 cup chopped onions 2 tsp minced garlic 4 cups chicken broth 1 cup arborio rice 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese 2 mediumRead More →

This is also an Italian-American dish. Which means, if you go to Italy, you will not find it. I first had this soup at Olive Garden and I loved it so much I searched high and low for a recipe, and I tweaked this enough to make it as close to the original as possible. Sometimes if I am pressed for time or feel lazy I do this in my Instant Pot and it comes pretty good too! Enjoy! —————————————————————-Read More →

This is an Italian-American dish. Which means, if you go to Italy, you will not find it. No restaurant will have it. However, plenty of “Italian” restaurants in the United States, most actually, will serve this dish. My aunt had an Italian Restaurant in New Mexico and that’s when I first ate it. Interestingly enough, my mom used to make a similar dish, just without the sauce and the cheese on top and serve it with a salad. My husbandRead More →

Because I am Italian, I’m always asked to give people recipes to make this and that. The truth is that aside the staples, I only learned to cook a variety of foods just recently, which includes a lot of Italian dishes and quite a bit of desserts. The reason why only recently? Because I worked too much beforehand. My ex-husband and I had separate shifts and hardly ever ate together. When I got remarried and I was my son’s fullRead More →