Ragu Alla Bolognese

A traditional Italian sauce with so many different versions and oh so good on top of pasta and garnished with Parmigiano-Reggiano or Pecorino Romano. It epitomizes cooking in Bologna, Italy and is a meat-based sauce where garlic and basil are usually absent. Often just seasoned with salt and pepper,  grated nutmeg and occasionally a bay leaf. Tagliatelle is the preferred … Continue reading

Weight Watcher’s Chicken Casserole with Saffron

This is a flavorful Weight Watcher’s casserole full of chicken, veggies, rice and a nice touch with the saffron.  There are 8 PointsPlus per serving which is 1/4 of the dish.  I have been wanting to use some saffron a sister brought back from her trip to Italy, among other things  like tomato seeds for this … Continue reading

Insalata Caprese

A fresh salad from the Island of Capri – we never made it there in our travels but we could see the island from the town of Positano, Italy.  Beautiful country!  This recipe is different from the traditional salad as I enjoy the taste of balsamic vinegar and a few extra herbs.