Southern Summer Risotto in a Pressure Cooker: with Corn, Tomatoes and Bacon

All the Treasures of Summer in the South, in a Risotto: Southern Summer Risotto is simply an Italian-style rice dish, made in the easiest way I’ve ever made risotto: with a pressure cooker. I made this recipe up myself, by taking a basic risotto recipe, and changing up a few ingredients. It’s made with some […]


World’s Best (and Easiest) Lasagna

I am about to fall from grace, in the eyes of some of you, but let me just go ahead and ‘fess up, right off the bat: the World’s Best (and Easiest) Lasagna has store-bought pasta sauce in it. Yup. I use Prego Pasta Sauce in this recipe. This is the recipe that won my […]


Appetizer for an Italian Feast: Mixed Antipasto

The title originally attached to this post, The Big Night, is a reference to a movie I enjoyed many years ago about two brothers who own an Italian restaurant that is, sadly, about to go out of business. In order to keep from having to close the restaurant, they decide that a little publicity is […]