• Chicken Piccata
    Dinner

    Creamy Chicken Piccata

    Chicken Piccata is a very special dish for Rob and I. Our first “date” back in college was cooking a dinner at my uncle’s who let us use his kitchen. What did we make on that date? You guessed it: chicken piccata. To be honest neither of were very good with cooking at the time, but it came out pretty well. While our cooking has improved, we continue to make piccata fairly regularly. I personally love the capers in piccata, they add a great brininess that works well with the slightly heavy hand I have with my pepper grinder. One of the changes we have made over time though is…

  • Meatballs
    Appetizer,  Dinner

    Classic Meatballs

    Surprising for having an Italian background, Rob didn’t really grow up eating meatballs.  The benefit for me is that I can really experiment with different meatball flavors and meat combinations.  I know a lot of people who have a family recipe that changing any aspect of would result in effectively disownment. The fun thing with meatballs is that they can serve multiple roles.  They can be an easy appetizer like you would see in Italy or over pasta in the classic American style.  Fun fact: spaghetti and meatballs is an American creation that you won’t find it in Italy where meatballs are a stand alone item, often in very large…