San Marzano Tomato Sauce

Ingredients: 2 Tablespoons olive oil 1 medium onion, chopped 3 garlic cloves, minced 2-3 anchovy fillets* 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes (adjust to taste) 1 ( 32 ounce) can San Marzano whole plum tomatoes* 2 tablespoons lightly torn  fresh basil 1/4 cup young red wine (such as a  Chianti) Salt and pepper to taste Balsamic […]

Traditional Potato Gnocchi

Yield:  4 servings                                                                                                         […]

Ricotta Gnocchi

Yield:  4 servings Ingredients: 15 ounces whole milk ricotta cheese 1 large egg 4 Tablespoons finely chopped fresh basil 1 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon pepper 6 Tablespoons Flour 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese 1/2 cup Panko breadcrumbs   Directions for making dough:: 1.  Line a colander set over a large mixing bowl with cheesecloth.  Place ricotta […]

Fresh Pasta without a machine

Ingredients: 2 cups flour  “oo”  see note 2 large eggs plus 6 large yolks 1 Tablespoon salt  2 Tablespoons olive oil       Directions: 1. Process flour eggs, yolks and oil together in a food processor until mixture forms a cohesive dough that feels soft and is barely tacky to the touch, ( about […]

Italian Meatballs

2 pounds 80% ground beef 5 pieces  bread processed into crumbs in food processor 3 eggs beaten 4 hands grated cheese 1 teaspoon pepper 2 teaspoons salt 1 Tablespoon dried parsley 2 teaspoons garlic powder Dash season salt 1.Process breadcrumbs and add lightly to ground beef 2. Add seasonings and cheese 3. Mix in beaten […]

Greek Sausage and Pasta

1 ½ pounds turkey sausage, casings removed 2-3 red peppers 1 nice sized block of feta cheese Kalamata olives Bow tie pasta Oregano 1. In large fry pan, break apart sausage with spatula and cook until browned. Reduce heat 2. While sausage is cooking, slice peppers into julienne pieces and add to fry pan. 3. […]