The first half of my life was very much influenced by my Italian-American surroundings … my paternal relatives, my Brooklyn and Staten Island neighborhoods, and my extended family and friends.
That meant I grew up eating all the traditional “Italian” foods of that era. Continue Reading
A really simple, quick and delicious pasta dish. Continue Reading
A couple of months ago I sent my son a text that went something like this: check out this link … we should do this for a party and by “we” I mean you since it requires patience and precision … oh, and it’s in German (I think), but the photos should be sufficient information.
And then I forgot about it until this weekend when Jim surprised me with a visit and dinner. Continue Reading
Everyone loves spaghetti and meatballs, don’t they? I do too, but I like to play around with different approaches — always trying to make it lighter, healthier and a little more modern. Continue Reading
I know. This is so un-FOODalogue-like.
But, remember Our Family Food Fight (see sidebar photo)? It had a brief revival Saturday night when my niece suggested a ‘mac n’ cheese’ throw down. Continue Reading
It’s the way I like to eat … balanced food groups and balanced flavors. Pasta with cabbage may seem a strange combination to some. Stranger yet, perhaps, is the addition of raisins. But, trust me, it works. In fact, it more than works. Continue Reading
Secret #1 is I’m not a big fan of onions. I eat them but they’re not a pantry staple in the FOODalogue kitchen. It’s just not a ‘go to’ ingredient for me. For salads and many dishes, I prefer to use scallions or chives. But, I had a large vidalia onion and I wanted to use it up in one dish.
Once I got the idea for this pasta, I couldn’t get in the kitchen fast enough. Continue Reading