Lean Meatballs with Caramelized Onions

Getting the right texture for meatballs is harder than you would imagine. This was my first attempt at making meatballs and they didn't come out like I wanted, but they actually tasted pretty good.  The "problem" was that these meatballs were basically all meat and weren't as tender as most meatballs I've had. If you... Continue Reading →

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Caprese Salad and Proscuitto Sandwich

This is one of my favorite foods of all time and I especially love it in sandwich form, so this is a two-part blog.  Caprese salad is of Italian origin and is absurdly simple to make.  It's just fresh tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, fresh basil, and a little dressing. It's just a great dish for when... Continue Reading →

Chicken Parmigiana (Chicken Parmesan)

It's time for a classic.  Chicken Parmagiana (or Chicken Parmesan, however you spell it).  I love this almost cliché dish.  It is the guilty-pleasure touchstone upon which I judge all Italian-American restaurants.  If a restaurant can't make a good chicken parm then there's something wrong. It's such a simple dish, but it is definitely one... Continue Reading →

Chicken Marsala

I wasn't always the biggest chicken Marsala fan after tasting the mass produced, overcooked, dry version at my college cafeteria.  It is super easy to make though and can hit the spot when you want a little Italian in your life (insert "that's what she said" joke here).  I can't take full credit for this... Continue Reading →

Baked Eggplant with Sausage Stuffing

Halved eggplant with tomato sauce, cheese, and sausage stuffing.  Disclaimer: I did not write this recipe, but I did edit the format.  It is a guest blogger's recipe and it does look tasty! Ingredients: 1 carrot sliced  (60 cal.) 1/2 onion diced (60 cal.) 1 can diced tomato (100 cal.) 1 tbsp olive oil (120 cal.)... Continue Reading →

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