Tortellini with Prosciutto & Peas

Here’s another classic dish…Tortellini with Prosciutto & Peas…after doing a little bit of research I found that the tortellini noodle has an obscure history. The story goes that a beautiful woman stayed at an Inn in a small town in the Providence of Modena. The Innkeeper was so captivated by her beauty that during the night he peeked through the keyhole to her room and saw only her navel…inspiring him to create this noodle. Crazy story! Anyway, whoever created it – it’s a very tasty pasta, especially when paired with prosciutto, peas, cream & cheese… Continue reading

Vidalia Onion Dip

Heidi and I have an older sister named Bethann. She’s well-known in the family for making really good appetizers! Now I am not sure where this Vidalia Onion Dip originally came from, but many years ago Bethann shared her version with me. Her recipe called for Swiss cheese. I’ve made it with just about every cheese imaginable. My favorite by far is cheddar. You can substitute your favorite! This dip is great served on sliced Italian bread or toast points or simple crackers…ENJOY!   Continue reading

Spaghetti Bolognese

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I don’t know anyone who doesn’t love pasta! My boys ask for it on a daily basis…so I try to make a different pasta every week to broaden their taste buds. This Spaghetti Bolognese is by far their favorite! And it will soon become your family’s favorite too. A classic Bolognese sauce simmers for hours on the stove to achieve the perfect balance of tender meat and flavor. This sauce is a really easy to make meat and blush-sauce and thankfully doesn’t take hours to make but the results taste like they have been simmering all day.    Continue reading