Holiday Baked Ziti

This recipe is for my basic holiday baked ziti that is far from basic. It is just perfect and when it is cooking you know there will be family around and memories being made. I’ve made this for Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas, big family get togethers and also for an average Sunday dinner. Sometimes all you need is a nap and baked ziti to get you ready for the week ahead.

Mini Tortellini, Sausage and Spinach

I found these little bitty mini pesto filled tortellini at Trader Joe’s. They do not have to be refrigerated since they are not filled with cheese. So, they’ve been hanging out in my pantry waiting to be used. After writing up the spinach tortellini soup recipe, I have been on a tortellini kick! I think I have to stop eating tortellini…

A trip to the Pork Store

by Alexandra Salvatore I love getting an early start on a Sunday and being the first customer at the Italian Pork Store. We got up early today and I brought my 2.5 year old son with me to experience what I grew up doing with my Mom. To my surprise they actually renovated and expanded…

Rigatoni with Roasted Eggplant and Ricotta

In our house Sunday is a day of rest. We really don’t want to go anywhere if we don’t have to. We like to lounge at home in our sweats and watch a movie or two. The greatest thing about lounging around on a Sunday is the smell of whatever is cooking for dinner. I…