Category Archives: Italian

Hot Italian Sausages with Peppers

In the beginning of my married, cooking life it was necessary to school my husband and children in the mathematics of taste.  One of my first lessons was Mild = Tasteless. Having grown up eating in a family who didn’t see anything wrong … Continue reading

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Practice What You Preach

When speaking to the French about their style of pizza, I’ve always been snobbish and probably annoying, yet honest.  It’s true that their pizza sauce, when there is any, doesn’t have the necessary Italian herbs and aromatics and that their crusts lack … Continue reading

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Pappardelle avec Petit Pois

Inspiration for the pasta with peas came from Saveurs magazine.  The recipe was a little crazy because the title was Pappardelle with peas and mint but there wasn’t any mint in the recipe however there was basil.  Peu import, as they … Continue reading

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Souris d’Agneau

I’ve been looking at two, aged, drying out lamb shanks in my freezer, it seems like forever. I wonder when and where I bought them…. Thank God for Greg at Rufus Guide for his inspirational sauce with Italian sausages.  I didn’t … Continue reading

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Okay, I Baked

I made this muffuletta sandwich the other day but we ate it too fast for pictures.  So yesterday I made the olive salad again because it was all gone, baked the bread and got some end of the day and … Continue reading

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Olive Salad for Muffuletta

I’ve been thinking about New Orleans muffuletta sandwiches a lot!  And really, I’ve been thinking about the muffuletta olive salad which is delicious.  You can just put it on a piece of bread or mound it on salad greens and … Continue reading

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Shrimp and Sausage Stuffed Calamari

At some point when I was shopping in Stuttgart, I found a bag of enormous calamari tubes at the Italian grocery store.  My idea was to stuff them with some of the store’s fabulous looking sausage.  However, overtaken by life events, … Continue reading

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