I am married to a wonderful husband and am a mom of 4 beautiful kids.
I love to cook, I mostly cook a lot of what my mom taught me.
It is a bit hard for me to write her recipes with measurements, because she never used to measure the ingredients, everything she used to cook was by eye and that's the way she taught me. So now that I want to post her recipes, when I cook I try to measure them and then taste it to see if it will taste just like it, and so far I have succeeded to make it taste the same as hers.
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My mom's baked ziti.
These are a delightful appetizer or snack that is sure to please. Enjoy with love, Catherine (Adapted from Pillsbury Christmas 2009)
Serve with a nice piece of crusty Italian bread and a beautiful meal has been created. Enjoy with Lots of Love, Catherine
Mom used to make this pasta on special days, like on Holidays and a lot of Sundays. It was a big treat for us. It's a lot of work because of all the ingredients that you have to prepare and layer but it's well worth it.
This is my mom's sauce that she used to make for the pasta.
I love to order Caesar salad when I go out to dinner, but I never was able to duplicate that wonderful taste at home. Bottled Caesar dressings never seemed to satisfy, and boxed croûtons never had the same flavor or crunch. Finally, one day I came across this recipe in my Mother's recipe box. It is simple enough that anyone can make it, but tastes just as good as the ones you get at an Italian restaurant. Serve it as a starter, a side dish, or even top it with some grilled chicken or shrimp and serve as a meal. I think Caesar Cardini, himself (inventor of Caesar salad...not Julius Caesar, as some people like to think) would approve!
This is my mother’s recipe that I recently found looking through a very old cook book. It gives me much comfort to share it with all of you. It comes to you with wonderful memories and love. Enjoy!
My Sister makes this for breakfast and it is almost addicting. It is super easy to prepare, but is extremely decadent tasting. You can make a cream cheese frosting to top it off if you really want to indulge. Your kids will definitely love it! (I think she may have named it for her little monkey...ok, child, Sam)
The most delicious meatballs you will ever eat. With these babies, good cheese is everything. So toss your green plastic parmesan cylinder and buy some fresh grated romano, parmesean, or fontina! Sarah http://the-delicious-life.blogspot.com/
We have been enjoying crab cakes for quite a while now, thanks to our New England friends. In the Veneto region of Italy polpette di tonno, or tuna cakes, have been around forever, but are sadly so undiscovered in the United States. Polpette di tonno are delicious, simple to make, and leftovers are especially tasty. They would commonly be found in a Venetian wine bar as a "cicchetto" or appetizer along with a glass of white wine. They can also be served as a main course. I like to put them on a nice bed of arrugala, nothing else needed. (Except your favorite white wine.) Nothing could be simpler or more satisfying.
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