Tag archive for traditional italian dishes

Grandma Pizza

Who doesn’t love pizza? I would venture to say that I don’t fully trust a person who doesn’t enjoy this heavenly, gooey, tomatoey, crispy concoction. As you know, I currently live here in our nation’s capital, but I grew up in Suffolk County in lovely…

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What I Did On My Christmas “Eatcation”

Well, the holidays have finally come to a close, and I am just awakening from a deliciously pleasant vacation with family and friends, fully unplugged from the digital world. This was my present to myself and I have to admit that it was blissful. This…

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Arancini di Riso (Fried Risotto Balls)

When it comes to cooking, the Italians really have the market cornered. This little gem of an hors d’oeuvre falls under the category of Italian masterpeice…that which would rival the great artist Michelangelo’s work on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel. Ok, I won’t go…

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Boiled Hot Dog Pasta Spiders

How many times as children growing up did our collective parents tell us “don’t play with your food!” If you lived in my household, this was a nightly ritual, as my brother and I would shift the contents of our plates to create a masterpiece…

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Fresh Sage Butter Sauce

As mentioned in a recent post for Chicken, Spinach and Gnocchi Soup, a great alternative for preparing your fresh gnocchi, a traditional, Italian pasta made from potatoes, is to serve it up drizzled in a warm sage butter sauce. This sauce is equally as good…

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Hearty Chicken, Spinach & Gnocchi Soup

Dagnabit…that seductress, otherwise known as the potato, has struck again. Only this time, she turned up on the arm of her good friend soup…an irresistible couple they are, indeed. So, as promised, I am slowly cultivating the soup recipe selection here on Delectabelle with the…

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Creamy Asparagus Risotto

Plainly said, I am risotto obsessed. I know, I know…between my love of potatoes, risotto and bacon…I should probably be a candidate for gastric bypass surgery. Ok, I will give you that one my friends. Thankfully I have some sense of self control or that…

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Graffiato’s Famed Pepperoni Sauce Recipe

So, unless you have been living under a rock for the past few years, I am certain that you have heard of a little show called Top Chef. I will tell you upfront that this show makes me as giddy as a school girl and…

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Sun Drenched Nostalgia in Surf City

In the words of Family Guy’s legendary character Quagmire, “Aren’t I just the worst?” (Giggity). Chalk that up to words I never thought I would utter, but what I mean here is far different than any of the funny man’s phrases. I say that I…

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Brussel Sprout and Lemon Risotto

Much like a bear languidly shuffles its way out of its cave, brushing off a long winter’s slumber…blinded by the light of spring, so does this girl. Albeit, my cave is a comfy apartment in the the bustling heart of DC, so I have much…

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