Swiss chard

Swiss chard is a delicious and beautiful vegetable.  Even though it is available all year long now in our supermarkets, it reminds me of summer.  This is the time of year that my mother would prepare it.  As a child in the 50s and early 60s, we used to have a”vegetable truck” that came to … Continue reading

Italian Style Pot Roast

Whenever I have a craving for good old American pot roast, I pull out this very old recipe card and have a chuckle.  It was part of the collection that I typed up from my mom’s recipes before I got married (for the first time) in 1973.  After reading it back to her for final … Continue reading

Chicken Cacciatore – The Real Deal??

Since I posted the recipe for “Grandma’s Chicken Cacciatore” a month or so ago, I have been haunted by the fact that my Grandmother’s (Little Nonni) recipe is really not the traditional way this dish was made. My other Grandmother (Big Nonni) made it in a much different manner. Actually, my memory of her making … Continue reading

Grandma’s Chicken Cacciatore

There are many different renditions of chicken cacciatore, all using a variety of different ingredients.  I have tried many of these varied recipes, but I always come back to this very simple and delicious version that my grandmother (little Nonni) used to make.  I have tried very hard, for many years, to achieve the exact … Continue reading