Stuffed Manicotti

These manicotti are a cheese & veggie version, where I have made them with ground beef and/or Italian sausage in the past. They are going to be flavorful and delicious. Note that similar to Sicilian meatballs, the recipe calls for ground nutmeg. I always have to be really careful when cooking the manicotti shells. You … Continue reading

Chicken Cacciatore (Mary Lou Yanosik)

Chicken cacciatore is traditionally made with onions, herbs, tomatoes and wine. Many recipes include peppers and garlic, sometimes mushrooms. This particular recipe includes all of the above. The style is called “hunter style” I can only assume because hunters would have these types of herbs and spices somewhat available to them. Furthermore, there is a … Continue reading

Quick Lazy Day Lasagna

Any recipe that involves the words “quick” and “lazy” have a high potential for being tried in my house. But looking at this recipe, it seems pretty standard for an Italian pasta dish I made recently with large penne noodles. The concept of making a lasagna with noodles other than traditional lasagna noodles is not … Continue reading

Italian Steak Pie

We recently saw a recipe I called Hamburger Pie because it reminded me of a recipe in my mother’s cookbook. Today we will look at another type of hamburger pie with an Italian slant. The recipe lists salt twice but I can’t see any reason why you couldn’t omit one measurement of it. I use … Continue reading

Shells – Cheese Filled – F Kotch

  Now this is a little more like it. Cheese filled shells can be so delicious and not boring at all! I’d imagine you want the shells to be parboiled, not completely soft so as to fill them without tearing them. I’m thinking sort of like manicotti. Shells – Cheese Filled (F Kotch) 1 12 … Continue reading

Cheese Filled Pasta Shells

A good friend of ours makes cheese filled pasta shells on occasion and they are amazing and delicious. These feature spinach, which I know my friend would not use, but sound very good. Cheese Filled Pasta Shells – 350º oven 25-30 min – serves 4-6 Cook 8 oz large pasta shells as directed on box. … Continue reading