Main Dish

Whether you are looking for a light meal or big steak, you’ll have lots of recipes to choose from!


Whole Roasted Branzino

Whole Roasted Branzino is one of my favorite dishes. Branzino, also known as Mediterranean sea bass, is a mild white fish with a slightly sweet taste. It is a great blank canvas for all kinds of flavors. I like to top my branzino with a light tomato and olive relish. […]


Zucchini Flatbread

This Zucchini Flatbread is one of my favorites! The crust is crispy, while the mascarpone and mozzarella cheeses add a nice creaminess that don’t over power the delicate flavor of the zucchini. Lastly, I sprinkle a little fresh thyme over the top of the pizza. It adds a nice earthy […]


Pasta with Sausage and Cabbage

Pasta with Sausage and Cabbage is a crowd pleaser! We’ve made it so many times I can’t keep count anymore. Even our friends who claim that they “don’t like cabbage”, love it. This dish is hearty, economical and easy to make. It consists of pasta, Italian sausage, savoy cabbage, leeks, […]


Pork Braciole

Pork Braciole is a celebratory dish in our house! This year we are making it for Christmas dinner. It does require some work in advance, but then you just put it in the oven to cook. Serve it with a side of pasta and a salad and dinner is complete. […]


Chicken Marsala over Spaghetti Squash

Chicken Marsala over Spaghetti Squash is a rich and satisfying dish. It makes the perfect intimate dinner for two, but can be a great dinner party entrĂ©e as well. It is a variation of traditional Italian scaloppini dishes, of which there are many varieties throughout Italy. What is Chicken Marsala? Scaloppini is […]


Mrs Maltezos Lentil Soup

Mrs Maltezos Lentil Soup is warm and comforting. Its perfect on a cold day with a crusty piece of toasted bread for dunking. This light soup is lightly seasoned with bay leaves and finished with a little tomato juice. Its takes less than an hour to make this easy soup. […]


Herbed Pork Chops with Mushroom Gravy

Herbed Pork Chops with Mushroom Gravy reminds me of the fall season. The pork chops are marinated with fresh thyme, rosemary and sage, then seared to perfection. While the pork chops rest, we make a quick mushroom gravy that’s seasoned with thyme and finished with a touch of cream. We […]


Mexican Spice Rubbed Steak

Who doesn’t love Taco Tuesday or Wednesday or Thursday for that matter? Pairing this Mexican spice rubbed steak with my light and refreshing slaw is a quick and easy weeknight meal! I like to use this steak in tacos, but you can eat it on its own or dress it […]


Pasta with Romanesco and Pancetta

Pasta with Romanesco and Pancetta is a light pasta that is quick to toss together making it perfect for a quick weeknight meal. I combine penne pasta with Romanesco aka Roman Cauliflower and diced Pancetta. Top it with lots of Pecorino Romano cheese and you have a simple and tasty […]


Chicken Pot Pie

Joe’s Favorite Chicken Pot Pie may not be Italian, but it’s definitely one of his go to comfort foods! This chicken pot pie has a creamy filling full of onions, carrots, peas and chicken. It is so comforting that it makes you feel like you are getting a big hug. […]


Brat Burgers

Brat Burgers are the perfect game day meal! We like to make our homemade Bratwurst and form them into patties instead of stuffing them into casings. That makes this meal quick and easy. I like to assemble my brat burger on a pretzel bun topped with swiss cheese, sauerkraut and […]


Seared Pork Chops

Seared Pork Chops make a quick and flavorful dinner especially when paired with our Red Cabbage with Apples. You can cook this meal and get it on the table in under twenty minutes, making it a perfect weeknight meal. Just sprinkle the pork chops with lots of Montreal Steak Seasoning […]