Author Archives: butiamlucia123

About butiamlucia123

I am a graphic/web designer. When not at work I love being in the kitchen. It brings back good memories of all the great cooks in my family who are no longer with us. Sometimes when my husband comes home he will say our house smells like an Italian restaurant. I know of no greater compliment.

Heart-Shaped Food

Happy Valentines Day! We started the day with Fresh Apple and Cinnamon Scones with Pecans. Here is the recipe to which I added 1/2 cup of chopped Pecans. And yes they are heart-shaped. I love pizza on Sunday nights. Childhood … Continue reading

Posted in King Arthur Flour, Pizza, Scones

Breaded Pork Chops

Spend the day shopping with Lenore. The search was on for a new winter coat. Dinner was a personal favorite. Breaded Pork Chops, browned in a saute pan and finished in the oven. Roasted sweet and white potatoes and roasted … Continue reading

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Sogliola alla Mugnaia

And now we begin our Recipes for Lent. We actually began on Wednesday with the Escarole and Beans. Tonight I made a recipe for the Mario Batali cookbook that Chris gave me for Christmas, Molto Italiano, 327 Simple Italian Recipe … Continue reading

Posted in 327 Simple Italian Recipe to Cook At Home, Lenten Meals, Mario Batali, sole

Petti di Pollo alla Campagnola

Petti di Pollo alla Campagnola (Chicken Breast Fillets with Red and Yellow Peppers). Sounds fancy for a Thursday night. It was pretty easy to put together. The recipe is from Every Night Italian by Giuliano Hazan. This recipe serves 6 … Continue reading

Posted in Cooking Light, Every Night Italian by Giuliano Hazan,

Scarola e Fagioli

Scarola e Fagioli (Escarole and Beans) was what I wanted for my birthday dinner.   Yes, today is my birthday. And today is Ash Wednesday which meant we could not eat meat. Not a problem, for me anyway! I saw … Continue reading

Posted in, Memorie di Angelina

“Anthony! Anthony!”

Mary Fiumara of Boston’s North End, famous for her “Anthony! Anthony!” part in the original Prince Pasta commercial, passed away at age 88 on Tuesday, February 2nd. Tonight we had our meat sauce with Ziti, but they were not Prince … Continue reading

Posted in Meat Sauce, Prince Pasta

Best Beef Stew Ever

 “Best Beef Stew Ever.” That is a direct quote from Chris. The recipe was in the little booklet that came with the Crock Pot. Simple recipe that resulted in a the “Best Beef Stew Ever.” Tonight was the Super Bowl. … Continue reading

Posted in Beef Stew, Crock Pot, Foccaccia, Food 52,, Jeanette's Healthy Living, Jim Lahey Bread Book, Super Bowl

English Muffin Bread

A snowy day means what? That’s right, I make bread. I would have done something like a Brioche or Babka but I was working from home yesterday so I did not have a lot of free time. Well until we … Continue reading

Posted in English Muffin Toasting Bread, My Baking Addiction

Winner Winner Chicken Dinner*

Last night we went into New York to see our favorite band, The Smithereens. We did not get in until after 2AM. Needless to say I needed a easy recipe for dinner. Enter Lemon Pepper Roast Chicken in a Slow … Continue reading

Posted in Chicken, Gravy,, Slow Cooker

Book Club! And Anginetti Cupcakes!!

We read the book,We Are Called To Rise by Laura McBride. And I would recommend it, but the food was the main attraction for me at tonight’s book club meeting. Kelly treated us to quite a meal. Shrimp Jambalaya! Oh … Continue reading

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