Tag Archives : Italian

Creamy Garlic Tuscan Chicken and Salmon

Finally, the long awaited do-nothing vacation has arrived. Unlike Thanksgiving, I decided I am not going to spend the holidays in the kitchen. I will cook a couple of simple meals at home and the rest of the time, we’ll just order food or eat at the restaurants. I am feeling festive and craving salmon. Cooking salmon alone wouldn’t cut Read More

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Aperol Spritz

We were at North Italia in Scottsdale. I saw the waiter brought big ballon glass filled with a bright and inviting cocktail to the next table. That surely is a cocktail calling my name. I ordered one. Sparkling, refreshing, sweet, tart, and bitter! It’s everything I like in a cocktail, especially the lingering bitters. From now on, I have to Read More

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Pasta Milano

  I realized that the Macaroni Grill at Hillsdale Mall has closed. It was one of our favorite restaurants when the girls were younger. We loved the bread, which was always served right out of the oven, and one of our favorite dishes there was Pasta Milano. We stopped going to M. Grill after I figured out how to create Read More

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Spicy Italian Sausage Lasagne (or Lasagna?)

I have been cooking this dish for as long as I had the Betty Crocker cookbook. It has gotten much easier since I discovered no-boil lasagne noodles. Over the years, I have replaced the ingredients with what the family likes in the dish. This recipe no longer looks like what it was in the cook book. This is our go-to Read More

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