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Linguini Bolognese!

My family style sauce is a San Marzano base with basil and lots of garlic. I often add ox tail, pork bones, meatballs, and/or sausage to infuse the sauce with flavor. Winter comfort or a perfect Sunday supper, a hearty pasta is probably my kids’ favorite meal!


A traditional Bolognese does not contain tomato products, but I love the flavors of tomato with the chunky, thick sauce. Here is my recipe…


Linguini Bolognese
2 tbsp. Olive oil
1 small onion, finely chopped
3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
1/2 cup carrots , finely chopped (optional)
1/2 cup celery, finely chopped (optional)
1/4 tsp. Dried oregano
1/4 tsp. Dried thyme
2 tbsp. Tomato paste
3/4 cup white wine
2 cans whole San Marzano tomatoes
I cup Parmigiano Reggiano + topping
1-1 1/2 lb. linguini
Salt to taste
1 lb. ground beef
1 lb. spicy Italian sausage



In a large , deep pan cook onions, garlic, carrots, and celery until softened.
Brown meat with herbs
Add meat, tomato products, and wine to the pan.
Cook pasta until al dente, drain, and top with Bolognese.
Finish with fresh grated Parmigiano Reggiano.


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Sicilian Garlic Oregano Grilled Potatoes!

Quick and easy summer recipes continue with grilled sliced potato recipe. Bursting with flavor, these potatoes have an herb salty garlicky bite with the creaminess of the sour cream finish! These potatoes are fabulous with summer seafood!


Sometimes I grate Parmesan cheese over the grilled slices and forget the sour cream!


A tip that I recently learned from my co-host Chef David on Between The Eats is that you want to place the potato slices in cold water and bring the pot up to a boil. By doing this the inside and outside of the potato have a chance to get to the same temp for even cooking. This eliminates the outisde of the rounds smushing. Has this ever happened to you? It’s the worst! Your recipe will become starchy from broken potato pieces falling off.


Here is the recipe…

2 large potatoes, sliced 1/4 inch slices
2 tbsp. Olive oil
1 tsp. Onion powder
1-1/2 tbsp. Dry oregano
Salt/pepper to taste
3 cloves roasted garlic, minced
3-4 tbsp. Sour cream
Parsley or chives

Boil sliced potatoes from cold water until a knife test shows just softened, but still firm potatoes.

Drain and cool 5 minutes.

Meanwhile heat the grill to a medium flame.

Add potato slices, olive oil, oregano, onion powder, garlic, salt and pepper to a Gallon ziploc bag.

Gently coat potatoes being careful not to smush.

Place a piece of foil on the grill grate, and line up the potatoes being careful not to overlap.

Grill 4-7 minutes until bottom is golden brown and flip. Grill another 3-5 minutes until done.

Remove from grill, toss with sour cream, sprinkle with chives or parsley and serve.




New Adventure: Between The Eats!

So we totally have something to celebrate…drumroll, please… I am co-hosting a new cooking show called Between The Eats!! My quiet, recipe sharing, Pittsburgh food website “hobby” has turned into a crazy fun roller coaster and I never want it to stop!


I am co-hosting Between The Eats with the very talented Chef David Carmine, Executive Chef at Andora Restaurant in Sewickley. After his award-winning journalism career, Chef David decided to switch gears and enter the growing Pittsburgh food scene. With a flair for the unique, his foodie website foodnique.com was born. Great name, right??


After our paths crossed over Pittsburgh foodie social media, David decided I would be a great co-host. Laughable…I know. He was serious. So in true princess fashion I held my head high, studied my lines, impressed when possible, and tried to maintain a cool, calm , and collective nature. BECAUSE ON THE INSIDE I WAS A CRAZY PERSON!! Thus, a star was born. Lol!


About the show…
Between The Eats was created to fill a void in food video content. Creator of Pittsburgh’s food channel www.sgoeet.com and Between The Eats Producer, Bob Steranko saw a need to push more video across Pittsburgh’s growing food scene. His company Reel Mill currently produces online video marketing in Pittsburgh.

Putting a fun, creative twist on everyday recipes, Between The Eats showcases new recipe trends and everything “in between.” Light, fast-paced, and entertaining, the shows co-hosted charm shines through with the the pro chef/home chef dynamic. We are ecstatic about our new partnership with Whole Foods Markets!


The show is available right now on Between The Eats You Tube channel or visit the website for more info and to get the recipes!
Click the Link below to WATCH EPISODE 1: Rethinking Mexican ! Don’t forget to Subscribe!

Episode 1: Rethinking Mexican

Celebrate with us Friday June 26th 12pm in Downtown Pittsburgh’s Market Square!! Live Launch Open to the Public! Hope to see you there!

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