Italian Recipes · Pasta · Recipes

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 explanation of tempering is in the…… Continue reading Pasta Carbonara Alla Luke (DeSando)

Chicken Recipes · Recipes

Chicken Thighs, Parmesan Crusted

Chicken Thighs, that are Parmesan Crusted, is next in our series. https://youtu.be/TWjXcWQTs8I 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. Cooking the chicken at…… Continue reading Chicken Thighs, Parmesan Crusted

Italian Recipes · Pasta · Recipes

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 sauce that simmered all night. The…… Continue reading Meatballs – My Dad’s Italian Meatball Recipe

Appetizers · Recipes · Side Dishes · Vegetarian Recipes

Polenta two ways – Creamy and Grilled

https://youtu.be/R-WAROEwO34 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, kicked version that has…… Continue reading Polenta two ways – Creamy and Grilled

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Eggplant Parmesan – Simple and Easy

https://youtu.be/QcVjPnMeYns 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 you can do it the…… Continue reading Eggplant Parmesan – Simple and Easy