Homemade Egg Noodles

Homemade noodles are easier to make than you think. Once you try them you will discover how delicious they are, and how many different ways you’ll want to use them. Add them to soups, with saucy toppings, tossed with butter and sprinkled with toasted walnuts and grated cheese, sprinkled with fresh herbs, mixed with cream and goat cheese; the variations are endless. Egg noodles can be a side dish or the foundation for a main course. Continue reading

Savory Mozzarella Bread Pudding

Serve this savory side dish for brunch or paired with spicy grilled chicken for a famous supper. Strings of melted mozzarella follow your fork as you eat it. The flavors suggest those found in a mellow pizza of sliced tomatoes, oregano, Parmesan, olive oil and Mozzarella—served up in a soft custard studded with cubes of crusty Italian bread. This is pure comfort food. Continue reading

Shrimp Stuffed with Spinach and Mozzarella

These are some of my favorite foods all combined in one dish. Breaded shrimp coated with air-dried breadcrumbs sautéed till golden brown in olive oil, spinach blended with pancetta, garlic and onions, tomato sauce, all covered with melted mozzarella. Serve with creamy polenta. You can make this ahead of time. After friends arrive, just bake until warm and bubbly. Have one of your friends stir the polenta so you can take the night off. Continue reading