Twisted Italian Wedding Soup

So the thought of meatballs in soup ūüć≤ never sat well with me and as you know from my “don’t knock em til you try em” recipe, turkey meatballs weren’t something I ever wanted to eat. But if cooking has taught me anything it’s that once you start using ingredients you previously thought were gross,…

Chicken Dumplings & Wontons

So who doesn’t love Chinese food? Dumplings, won tons, fried rice, general tsos chicken… all of it. Recently I’ve tried making some of my favorite take out items and these dumplings/won tons were a winner! I used the same recipe to make each and then pan fried some and boiled the rest for soup. It’s…

Pasta e Fagioli

Soup season is well underway! It’s easy to make, it warms you up, it’s great for leftovers/lunch at work and can be a very healthy meal. Plus you can usually make a great soup with items left in your fridge and a can of beans or lentils. Pasta e fagioli is one of my favorites,…

Black Bean Soup

Black bean soup has been on my food bucket list for a while now. (Yes, I have a food bucket list– which includes foods that I have never attempted to make. i.e. crab cakes, sushi, homemade ravioli, etc). Black beans are good for you and I happen to love them. And loving black beans is…

Cioppino

Cioppino is pretty much a fish stew. Contrary to popular belief, cioppino did not originate in Italy but is an Italian-American dish. It’s traditionally made from the catch of the day, so you should use fish you can get fresh (and hopefully local when possible). Typically the seafood is combined with tomatoes in a wine…

Tri Colore Matzo Balls

A staple dish for Jews round the world is matzo ball soup. When I was in Venice I managed to find a Jewish quarter with a little deli that made some of the best matzo ball soup I’ve ever had! It’s comforting and oddly delicious. My family makes it every year for different holidays but…

Lasagna Soup

If you love lasagna, then you will love this recipe. My friend at work, Marie, showed me a new recipe from Bobby Deen (Paula Deen’s son who is trying to put a healthier twist on Paula’s meals). “Lasagna soup” sounds very strange and I was really hesitant at first. But this lightened up lasagna really…

Healthy, Hearty, Potato, Leek & Spinach Soup

When it gets cold, who doesn’t love a big bowl of hot soup? ¬†Well, Kyle. He detests soup which is so upsetting to this cook because I would make it almost every night in the winter if he would eat it! ¬†Soup is easy to make, hearty and can be very healthy. ¬†There are really…

Shabbat Zuppa di Pesce

Tonight we went to my parents for a family dinner and the Jewtalians enjoyed a delicious Italian meal; zuppa di pesce, of sorts. Mom bought all sorts of fish and you can feel free to select your favorites. Ingredients Garlic Shallots Fresh Parsley Red Pepper Flakes Can San Marzano tomatoes (chopped or whole) Imported Italian…