Risotto ‘Amalfi’

Risotto 'Amalfi'

This Fall we will be visiting the Amalfi Coast in Italy. During my searches for lodging and restaurants I researched the flavors of Amalfi to see what is common along the coast. Lemons are the most popular food item found in this region of Italy. Other flavors of Amalfi are anchovies and various seafood. Also, the Monti Lattari mountain region has many dairy farms that produce fresh ricotta and provolone cheeses. I can’t wait to explore this wonderful part of Italy. In the meantime I brought the flavors of Amalfi into my humble kitchen using fresh ingredients from the local supermarket! Come join me in my kitchen for a delicious risotto… Continue reading

Turkey Thigh Cacciatore

When I saw these beautiful large turkey thighs I couldn’t help but think… ‘Cool, I bet these would make a great Cacciatore. And sure enough, they did. Delicious in fact. I have two secret ingredients that I add in my Cacciatore and I am going to share them with you today. This is a great dish to make for a crowd. You can prepare it ahead and let the oven do the rest. I love making meals that allow me to enjoy my guests. So if you are making it for a crowd use a cut-up chicken or chicken thighs instead. You will also want to cut the time by about 30 minutes as the turkey thighs are very large by comparison. Enjoy!    Continue reading