Minestra e Fagioli

Thirty-six years ago, just about to the day of this posting, my cousin, and dear friend, brought me a container of her home-made “Minestra e Fagioli.”   I was just about to give birth to my daughter ( having Braxton Hicks contractions), and I was confined to our apartment.  It was the coldest and iciest … Continue reading

Mom’s (and mine) Eggplant Parmigiana

So I mentioned that I would help you use up that marinara sauce from last Sunday, and eggplant parmigiana is perfect for that.  Actually, anything parmigiana would do, such as chicken cutlet or veal cutlet.  But today it is “eggplant parm,” as we call it in New Jersey. This truly is one of my favorite … Continue reading