Posts Tagged: italian cooking

Super Simple Italian – Pasta Fagioli

Mmm, mmm good!  Pasta Fagioli, a traditional Italian soup, is among the top three of my all-time favorite super-simple Italian dishes.  The ingredients: These are pretty much the basics, and you can be somewhat flexible with them.  For the beans, I prefer these small, white creamy beans from Goya, but you can use the larger […]

Super Simple Italian: Escarole and Bean Soup

This is the perfect soup for Sweater Weather. It is as delicious and satisfying as it is easy to make. This is one of Grandma’s recipes, unchanged for who-knows-how-long. Escarole and Bean Soup (Scarola e fagioli) 1 head escarole, trimmed and cut into 2-3″ strips 1 15-16 oz can Great Northern Beans or cannelini beans, […]

Super Simple Italian – Olive Sauce

My Italian-born mother-in-law is a wonderful cook.  She has always made delicious “first-dish” pasta meals using relatively few basic ingredients and seasonings, and she has the gift of knowing how to blend these perfectly!  On any given day, when faced with my favorite dilemma “what am I going to cook tonight”, my thoughts go directly […]