Pasta e Fagioli (Italian Pasta and Bean Soup)

Italian cuisine or an American staple? Although I have visited Italy multiple times, I had never been to the most southern part of the country and (probably) therefore hadn’t heard about Pasta e Fagioli until…I came to the U.S.! Here on the East Coast, every corner deli serves their own version of this hearty Southern Italian…

Pork Milanese

Pork Milanese is traditionally served with lightly dressed arugula, however, you can serve it with potatoes or pasta if you prefer. This dish is a good choice for a quick weeknight dinner.  

Italian Grilled Chicken

My Italian grilled chicken is perfect for family cookouts and picnics. It has a simple lemon, chili and rosemary marinade which is an ideal contrast to the smoky and earthy flavor of the charcoal grill.    

Homemade Pizza Margherita

Living in New Jersey means that I can get an outstanding pizza pretty much at every corner. Nevertheless, once in a while, I like making my own pizza at home and from scratch. To me a perfect pizza starts with a perfect crust; thin, crispy and light. But to re-create this typical texture at home,…