Broccoli Rabe

Broccoli Rabe is a veggie my mom frequently makes.  It is packed with nutrition and is delicious!  I don’t make it much because half of my family likes it and half of them don’t.  But I love it when it’s made right.  And my mom makes it perfect.  I love it tossed with pasta, of course.  But you can make it as a side dish to sausages or any meat.

Broccoli Rabe


  • EVOO
  • crushed red pepper flakes(add as much as you prefer)
  • garlic, 6 cloves peeled and sliced
  • 2 bunches of broccoli rabe(rinse, cut off the bottom of the stems and chop in big chunks)
  • Optional(pasta of your choice)


  1. Heat 1-2 tablespoons of olive oil in a saute pan.
  2. Add crushed red pepper flakes and garlic.
  3. Saute for about 2 minutes.
  4. Add the broccoli rabe.
  5. Let it sizzle for a few minutes.  Then add in about 1/2 inch of water to the pan.
  6. Drizzle the top with some olive oil.
  7. Cover and steam on medium heat until soft(about 10-15 minutes)

Serve as a side dish or mix with your favorite pasta(you can add a little pasta water if you want more “juice”) and top with grated cheese!


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Other pasta and veggie dishes that I ABSOLUTELY LOVE!

Bowties with Broccoli

Sunday Dinner


I’m a stay at home mom and my life revolves around feeding my family of four. I love to cook for my husband Matt and our two boys(Matthew-11 and Dominick-10). I’m not good at entertaining big crowds. That makes me nervous! I TRY and cook healthy meals and I TRY to buy organic.  And I love my coffee!  I am 100% Italian-I think..  I grew up in Long Island and always ate really great food!!! While the other kids in school were bringing Lunchables or buying lunch, I was eating a chicken cutlet sandwich! My mom is an amazing cook. Much better than me. I have to pull recipes and follow them. She just whips stuff up in minutes and it’s amazing! And my dad loves all of her food and all food in general! Except if its too healthy, like salmon…. Most of the time when he’s eating his eyes are closed. He says he can taste it better that way…

Matt likes almost everything except for olives, mustard and fancy cheeses-(everything I love)! So I try to find recipes without them or sneak them into the food I make, and then he picks it out…. And when he likes something he has no control. Can’t stop. Won’t stop!  But he does try to make healthy choices.  In the last five years or so the both of us have made some changes for the better with our diet.

Matthew eats very little and is very picky. It’s hard to watch him eat cause he’s always picking! My mom get’s so annoyed watching him!  I was the same way as a kid. I tortured my parents by becoming a vegetarian for 7 years! I still can’t eat all meat. I’m picky.

Dominick loves almost everything! And when he loves it you know it. It’s all over him and the floor. Unlike Matthew. Not a single crumb….

My sisters both live in Long Island and our conversations usually consist of food, fashion, beauty or kids. Ali is similar to my mom. She whips up delicious meals. And they are usually healthy and light. She says she doesn’t eat carbs, which is a lie. Every weekend she’s at the pork store picking up twisted Italian bread, sausages, and ravioli. Her eyes light up when her 2 year old Joseph eats. Her goal in life is to feed him. And she hates casseroles. Refuses to make them. Lol

Jen is very busy as a dance mom with her two girls. But when she gets in the kitchen, watch out! She cooks up a storm. Her salads are the BEST ever! Usually, it’s accompanied with steak and rice or fried chicken cutlets! And there are leftovers for the whole week.

The goal of my blog is to be able to have fun sharing the foods that work well and not so well for my family.  I will continue trying to fill the family with healthy and wholesome food.  I hope you enjoy my food, photos and family.

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