South Beach Eggplant Parmesan

South Beach Eggplant Parmesan

This South Beach Eggplant Parmesan is one of my favorite ways to eat eggplant. No breading, just eggplant, cheese and marinara.  This Eggplant Parmesan is melt in your mouth delicious! There’s no breading which makes them gluten-free, lower in carbs and really easy prepare! The South Beach Part of thisRead More…

Cioppino (Fisherman’s Stew)

Cioppino (Fisherman’s Stew)

Cioppino is a rustic Italian-American fish stew, full of fresh seafood in a tomato and wine broth that tastes like the sea. It is also known as the Fisherman’s Stew. This is what we prepared for Christmas Eve dinner this year. It is our take on the Feast of theRead More…

Pasta Puttanesca

Pasta Puttanesca

Pasta Puttanesca a great fall/winter weather meal. It is a comfort food. What does Pasta Puttanesca mean? There are almost as many explanations for the origins of pasta puttanesca as there are ways to make it. “Puttanesca” literally translates to “in the style of prostitutes.” It  is supposedly because theRead More…

Pasta Carbonara Alla Luke (DeSando)

Pasta Carbonara Alla Luke (DeSando)

My son, Luke DeSando, shows a simple way to cook Pasta Carbonara. In his recipe, there is no added cream or butter. And you avoid scrambling the eggs by tempering them. The result is a creamy texture and fully cooked eggs. I think creaminess is the main goal. The explanationRead More…

Meatballs – My Dad’s Italian Meatball Recipe

Meatballs – My Dad’s Italian Meatball Recipe

We conclude our Meatball Series with what meatballs really should be: Italian, handmade, little round balls of flavor, served with a red sauce over pasta.This is part of the DeSando Family Spaghetti & Meatball recipe (Desando Family Spaghetti & Meatball Recipe). My dad cooked the meatballs in the red sauceRead More…