• Fried Ravioli Recipe
    Main Course

    Fried Ravioli

    Cook ravioli according to package directions. Dont overcook – should be al dente. Dip each cooked ravioli in egg whites, the coat with Panko (Italian Bread crumbs). Fry til brown in coconut oil. Make a glaze sauce – melt garlic butter in pan, add a splash of lemon juice, plus parsley if desired. Drizzle over ravioli before serving.

  • Main Course

    Melt-in-Your-Mouth Lasagna

    Thank heaven for the person who invented oven-ready lasagna noodles!  What would I do without them?  The  ease, simplicity, and convenience they offer  had me sold from the first time I tried them – I never make lasagna any other way.  This is one of my all-time favorite every day recipes, but it’s also wonderful to serve for company.  For a variation,  you can add a very thin layer of cooked, chopped spinach on top of each layer of ground beef … 1/4 c                       olive oil 1/2 c                       finely chopped onion 1                              clove garlic, finely chopped 1 28-oz                  can crushed tomatoes 1 5 1/2 oz              can tomato paste…

  • Home made tomato sauce from scratch with recipe
    Veggies

    Homemade Tomato Sauce from Scratch

    Homemade Tomato Sauce –  With Fresh Tomatoes!  Better & Healthier than Canned  A recipe I found on one of my late night dates with Pinterest when staying at Mom’s  to care for her in the summer of 2013. The tomatoes from the garden were starting to over ripen so I went looking for a tomatoes sauce recipe I could make with them. Made this Oct 15, 2013 and Chris and I enjoyed a late supper in the dining room with this over rice pasta (we were on a serious streak of clean eating) and a “splash” of red wine on our glasses. Dimmed the lights and ate by candlelight listening…

  • Italian Meat Sauce
    Main Course

    Hearty Italian Meat Sauce

    Hearty Italian Meat Sauce This is another recipe that has been with me for about as long as I’ve been cooking.  It’s a favorite around here, and makes it onto our dinner table frequently.  I usually serve it on top of spaghetti, rigatoni, or medium size pasta shells, but you can serve it with your favorite type of pasta.  A word of caution, however – this is a heavy sauce, so it isn’t recommended for especially delicate pastas such as Angel Hair.  Just add a tossed or Caesar salad  and a slice of garlic toast and enjoy Italian eating at it’s best! 2 Tbsp. olive oil 1/3 c. chopped onion…