• summery bolognese

    Summery Bolognese 3.0

    As this is now my third version (Versions 1 and 2 are available HERE and HERE) of what might as well be a series on Bolognese, it should be clear that I love a good pasta sauce. I mean really whats not to love about a flavorful bolognese and pasta when you want an easy, low fuss dinner. As a result, I have made many varieties over the years to suite almost any situations. This particular version was born out of a desire to use ingredients we had on hand from a variety of store runs before they went bad. So we had a bunch of ground meats, some stuffed…

  • veal marsala

    Veal Marsala

    Veal Marsala is a pretty classic Italian meal and makes for an excellent date night dinner. Its reasonably light, but can be very flavorful and filling. It’s also one of Rob’s all time favorite dinners; which is really funny considering how much heat hates mushrooms. I definitely can’t blame him though; the sauce is always super flavorful and its pretty easy to make. The interesting thing about Marsala is that its basically the only wine that you likely wouldn’t drink by itself but still cook with. Almost everyone says, if you wouldn’t drink with it, don’t cook with it. Marsala, on the other hand, has a really great flavor for…

  • osso buco

    Veal Osso Buco

    Veal Osso Buco is one of those seemingly intimidating but really very easy recipes.  It is a classic Italian dish that is hearty but at the same time relatively light.  My first introduction to it was actually aboard a Disney Cruise!!  They have an upscale, adult-only restaurant and Osso Buco is one of the signature dishes.  Seriously, if you go on a Disney Cruise (which I highly recommend by the way), eat at Palo and get the Osso Buco. I honestly think the hardest part about it is finding the veal shanks that are traditionally used.  Outside of our local specialty butcher (who doesn’t even have it all the time),…