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…

Pasta Puttanesca

Pasta Puttanesca

Pasta Puttanesca is a great fall/winter weather meal. It is 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 ofRead 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…

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…

Italian Meal for 10 – which I catered

Italian Meal for 10 – which I catered

My friend Adam Glawe asked me to help him prepare a Northern Italian meal for a small group of ten. We split the duties, each of us taking half the meal. I prepared the Antipasto, which was a charcuterie board. To add to our challenges, since part of the groupRead More…