Browsing All posts tagged under »Italian Food«

Robust Tortellini Soup

August 18, 2011


Start with the chicken.  There are several different ways you can do this:  Boil three breasts and three thighs in seasoned water.  Let cool, shred. Pressure cook an entire chicken with an onion, celery, & carrots.  De-bone chicken; reserve broth. Make it fast & easy!  Use a Rotisserie chicken from Costco or you local grocer.  […]

Focaccia Bread

August 16, 2011


This is a fast, easy, and yummy Italian bread that you can have on the table in a little over an hour. Combine: 3 tsp yeast 3 cups water 3 cups unbleached flour 3 tsp sea salt (it really does make a difference) Stir for 1-2 minutes, until it is a smooth paste.  Then add: […]

Pasta Carbonara

August 14, 2011


This is a very filling, easy, and delicious pasta dish.  Not so low-fat, but wonderful on occasion.  This is a kind of eggs & ham spaghetti. 1 1/2 lbs. spaghetti, cooked al dente 1 cup chopped, diced ham.  You can also use 1/2 lb. bacon,         pancetta, canadian bacon, etc.  In this instance I used leftover Christmas […]

Crockpot Italian Stew

August 14, 2011


We are so busy some evenings!  It seems this semester we are rarely home at the same time for dinner.  Some nights our best bet is to leave something simmering in the crockpot, and allow everyone to help themselves as they come in the door.  Not my favorite meal time tradition, but at least this […]

Sandwiches: Italian Style

August 14, 2011


I love picnics.  But I especially love picnics when there is yummy food to eat! I am not a huge sandwich fan.  The typical two slices of spongy bread with mayo, mustard, ham, cheese, etc. is OK, and I do eat sandwiches like this once in a while.  I would eat them more if my […]