Blog Archives for category Italian Cuisine

Instead of buying birthday gifts for my family members, I make them a dish and dessert of their choice.  My oldest daughter requested this for her dessert.  Since this dessert is very rich, a small piece is very satisfying.  I would definitely half the recipe if I make it again, even though it was amazingly good.

Amaretto Tiramisu

PrintAmaretto Tiramisu 24 Servings Instead of buying birthday gifts for my family members, I make them a dish and dessert… Continue reading »

This dish was amazing.  I've never really been found of bell peppers until I quit smoking a little over a year ago.  The spiciness of the sausage, the sweetness of the caramelized onions tossed with the colorful peppers and noodles was a party full of flavors.  I gave most of it to my Mom and they loved it.  I will definitely be making this again.

Italian Drunken Noodles

PrintItalian Drunken Noodles 6 Servings This dish was amazing. I’ve never really been found of bell peppers until I quit… Continue reading »

I made a big batch of pulled pork awhile back and froze a bunch of it in single serve portions. I didn't really feel like the usual sandwich so I figured it would be good on a pizza with pineapple of course.

Pulled Pork Pizza

PrintPulled Pork Pizza 8 Servings – Serving Size: 1 Slice I made a big batch of pulled pork awhile back… Continue reading »

I've mixed the alfredo and spaghetti sauce before and I wanted the crispness of the corn as well.  This was great and a quick way to throw together a tasty meal.  I served it with the Olive Garden Breadsticks.

Tomato Alfredo Chicken Farfalle with Corn

PrintTomato Alfredo Chicken Farfalle with Corn 2 Servings I’ve mixed the alfredo and spaghetti sauce before and I wanted the… Continue reading »

I'm not sure about anyone else but the number one reason that brings me back to Olive Garden is their signature breadsticks.  Their salad is very good as well, but even better when served with their breadsticks.  These taste exactly like the real deal.  No more take out for me.

Olive Garden Breadsticks Copycat

PrintOlive Garden Breadsticks Copycat 10 Servings – Serving Size: 1 Breadstick I’m not sure about anyone else but the number… Continue reading »

The four basic food groups: meat, pasta, sauce and cheese.  You can't really go wrong when a recipe has all four of those as ingredients.  These were great, I added some fresh diced mushrooms as well and sauteed them with the garlic.  Next time I make these I would use more sauce in the meat mixture.

Lasagna Rolls

PrintLasagna Rolls The four basic food groups: meat, pasta, sauce and cheese. You can’t really go wrong when a recipe… Continue reading »

This monkey bread was so good.  It reminded me of a garden vegetable pizza without the sauce.  You could dip this bread in marinara sauce if you'd like.  I dipped it in my cauliflower soup.  What a great snack too and a good way to get kids to eat their veggies.

Mini Vegetable Monkey Bread

PrintMini Vegetable Monkey Bread 4 Servings – Serving Size: 1 Mini Monkey Bread This monkey bread was so good. It… Continue reading »

I know most people would call this a sub or a hoagie, but where I grew up they were called grinders.  Not just the meatball kind but even ham or tuna.  The cheese was melted into the roll in the pizza oven and then then meat was heated as well before veggies were place on them.  Making these with frozen meatballs is an easy weekday fix for dinner.

Meatball Grinder

PrintMeatball Grinder 1 Serving – Serving Size: 1 Sandwich I know most people would call this a sub or a… Continue reading »

This dish was amazing.  Because it is adapted from a Paula Deen recipe it has plenty of butter, 3 sticks to be exact.  A cross between a scampi and an alfredo sauce.

Seafood Spaghetti

PrintSeafood Spaghetti 10 Servings This dish was amazing. Because it is adapted from a Paula Deen recipe it has plenty… Continue reading »

I wanted to make a lasagna in the crockpot.  I didn't have any ground beef on hand but I did have some mini meatballs in the freezer so I used them instead.  It came out great.

Mini Meatball Crockpot Lasagna

PrintMini Meatball Crockpot Lasagna 9 Servings I wanted to make a lasagna in the crockpot. I didn’t have any ground… Continue reading »