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…

Instant Pot Risotto Chicken- Video

Instant Pot Risotto Chicken- Video

We show you how to make Instant Pot Chicken and Risotto. No more standing over a stove stirring and stirring to get creamy risotto! Once you make it in an Instant Pot, you’ll never make it any other way. Boneless chicken thighs help highlight this creamy dish. How to makeRead 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…

Eggplant “Meat”balls

Eggplant “Meat”balls

Next in our Meatball Series is Eggplant “Meat”balls, served over pasta and Marinara Sauce. Takes Spaghetti & Meatballs to a whole new level. This vegetarian recipe is very simple. It makes a great meal for the whole family. Even carnivores. I love the idea of meatless meatballs. I also loveRead More…

Eggplant Parmesan – Simple and Easy

Eggplant Parmesan – Simple and Easy

Eggplant Parmesan (or Eggplant Parm) is a tasty, vegetarian dish, that can be made in a simple or complex manner. You could make your own red sauce, peel the eggplant, cut it length wise, pan fry the eggplant on the stove top in batches, shred your own cheese. Or youRead More…

Easy Microwave Risotto

Easy Microwave Risotto

Cooking Risotto in the microwave is a different way to make a delicious labor-intensive dish. It is very easy. You can do other things in the kitchen while the risotto is in the microwave. Risotto is one of the few comfort foods in the world that provide this level ofRead More…