Easter Meat and Cheese Pie
Here’s another Italian specialty that I’ve learned to make in the last few years. It is meat and cheese pie, an Easter specialty loaded with cold cuts to celebrate the return to eating meat after a Lent-long fast. My version is based on the one from Patsy’s Italian Family Cookbook. I spent many hours at […]
Bourbon Gravy 101 with Video
A truly perfect recipe for the best homemade gravy, ready for the Thanksgiving bird and easy to multiply for large batches.
Stuffed Artichokes with Romano and Oregano
Growing up in the San Francisco Bay Area, artichokes were everywhere–we even had them growing in my grandparents’ garden. There was a truck farm across the street from my high school, and I remember purchasing them for a nickel each. On meatless Fridays (remember them?), Mom would often serve artichokes with lots of mayonnaise, cracked […]
Manhattan Clam Chowder
Manhattan clam chowder differs from its New England namesake in that it has a tomato base instead of cream. A healthy soup chunky with vegetables and a tomato-y tang suitable for dieters, it’s also a very democratic soup.