Calabrese Style Collard Greens

Calabria is located in the southernmost “toe” of Italy.  Its cuisine is noted by a balance of meats, vegetables, and pasta.  Often the food is preserved in olive oil to protect it from the heat of the region.  This dish is simply called “Calabrese” because the collard greens are lightly coated with olive oil during…

Sausage and Peppers Lasagna

I have always made my lasagna the traditional way. In fact, one day my husband and I decided to have a lasagna cook-off to see who made better lasagna. Of course, this was very early in our relationship and I had not yet made him lasagna before. Need I say who won?

Fusilli alla Salsa di Gamberi e Limone

This recipe couldn’t be simpler or easier.  If you don’t want to make the sauce out of the shrimp peels, you can substitute chicken broth or vegetable broth.  They will both give you a good result as well.


For some reason many people seem to be afraid to try mussels, but yet want to try mussels.  If you can get them fresh you are in business.  Fresh mussels offer many of the benefits of eating fresh seafood without tasting at all fishy.  Like they say, “Tastes like chicken!”  They are also very easy…