A Fresh Basil Pesto You Must Try!

Fresh Basil Pesto

This versatile, no-cook sauce can be enjoyed with many of your favorite pasta, fish, chicken, soup, or vegetable recipes. While the modern technique, as outlined in the recipe below, calls for making pesto in a food processor to combine the ingredients it produces a very homogenized final result. In Italy, the more authentic approach would be using a mortar and pestle. The mortar and pestle approach, however, does result in more distinct flavors but can be time consuming. I have to say it really does make a...

Sugo alla Bolognese (Italian Meat Sauce)

Sugo alla Bolognese (Italian Meat Sauce)

The Italians wrote the book on comfort foods and this Italian Meat Sauce should be a staple in your kitchen. This recipe makes a large amount of meaty sauce so make sure you get out your 6 quart Dutch oven .You can bring this Italian Meat Sauce to a new level by preparing it a few days in advance to give the flavors a chance to mingle. Another beautiful thing about this recipe is it holds up perfectly in the freezer so you can have Italian Meat Sauce ready...

A Simple Marinara Sauce!

If you read my post Marvelous, Moist, Meaty Meatballs then you are familiar with my Italian neighbor in Lugano, Switzerland. She is the one who taught me how to make these amazing meatballs. So, what’s a good meatball without an equally delicious sauce? I always thought that a really good marinara sauce took hours and hours of stirring and simmering, stirring some more and simmering some more. While this is true in some scenarios, it was not true in my...