Chicken Thighs, Parmesan Crusted

Chicken Thighs, Parmesan Crusted

Chicken Thighs, that are Parmesan Crusted, is next in our series. This is a simple Oven-Baked bone-in Chicken Thigh, with a Parmesan Crust. Dipped in a butter-wash instead of an egg-wash, and coated with an herbaceous Parmesan spice rub. Serve with coleslaw and roasted potatoes, for an easy weeknight meal.Read 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…

Polenta two ways – Creamy and Grilled

Polenta two ways – Creamy and Grilled

Polenta is a kind of cornmeal mush that originated in Northern Italy as peasant food. But in the US, it’s served at upscale restaurants as a gourmet dish. The reality is somewhere in the middle. It can be a basic porridge, not a lot of flavor, or a high end,Read 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…

Tuscan Beans – Easy, quick side dish

Tuscan Beans – Easy, quick side dish

Tuscan White Beans –   This simple side dish can be ready in less than 10 minutes. Perfect for those meals where other parts of the dinner are slightly more complex. Ingredients Extra Virgin Olive Oil (1 teaspoon for cooking and 1 teaspoon for drizzling when serving) 1 garlic clove, smashedRead More…

Grilled Pizza with Asparagus and Arugula

The 2nd appetizer from our Grilling Dinner Party – Grilled Pizza. If you have never grilled pizza dough before, you may think it would just sag and drip all over the grill when starting to cook it. The opposite is true. As soon as the dough hits the hot grill, itRead More…