I’m a big fan of good olive oils- first pressings only. I especially like herbed dipping oils; they’re fragrant, delicious, and very easy to make. This recipe goes great with a nice glass of red wine and a loaf of fresh, crusty Italian bread.
Pizza sauce is easy to buy at the market, but homemade sauce is far superior. This particular recipe is spicy and sweet. Try making pizza sauce for your next pie; you’ll be amazed at the difference in quality.
Polenta is a deliciously creamy dish made with cornmeal. It can be prepared many different ways- creamy (like porridge), thick, cut then fried, or sautéed. You can add all types of ingredients to your polenta- try some Italian cheeses, herbs, and seasonable veggies.
Chicken Parmesan is one of my all-time favorite dishes. It’s easy to make, and everyone loves it. In this recipe I use Italian-style panko breadcrumbs. These breadcrumbs make the chicken extra crispy and delicious. Give this recipe a try- your family and friends will devour it!
Chicken Francaise is a poultry dish that can be found in most Italian eateries. It fresh, lemony sauce is the perfect accompaniment for tender sautéed chicken. I’ve made this dish many times over my career to rave reviews. This particular dish is easy to prepare, and can be served over rice, potatoes, and pasta.