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Amatriciana
  • Time: 45 minutes
  • Complexity: easy

Amatriciana

I love starting my Italian cooking with pancetta and onions! This is a great way to make a traditional Italian Sauce.

Amatriciana goes great with seafood, chicken cutlets or even pasta! It does have a different taste than your Italian marinara but once you give it a try…

You will love it.. Sometimes I add capers right before serving! Cooking Italian is certainly my favorite! Enjoy…

 

Banana Coffee Cake  with a Crumble Topping
  • Time: 1 hour 20 minutes
  • Complexity: easy

Banana Coffee Cake with a Crumble Topping

I always think banana bread when those bananas are nice a ripe on the counter.  Today I decided to make more of a breakfast cake in a 9 inch pan.  Slicing the bread with a side of fresh fruit was a  perfect weekend breakfast with our coffee as we sit outside enjoying the amazing Florida weather.

 

Braised Lamb Shanks with Butternut Squash Puree
  • Complexity: medium

Braised Lamb Shanks with Butternut Squash Puree

A new butcher moved into town and it figures we are moving!  Glad we were able to try their American Lamb Shanks.  OMG this was an amazing dinner and we share this recipe with our friends Mike and D!

If you are in Connecticut be sure to check out the Lucky Goat!

 

Carrot and Peanut Butter Dog Christmas Cookies
  • Time: 30-40 minutes
  • Complexity: easy

Carrot and Peanut Butter Dog Christmas Cookies

These are just adorable and Jake tested and approved!  You can use any cookie cutter but I thought the Christmas tree was perfect. I sprinkled a little dried parsley which is good for their bad breath!  

Please, keep your pets safe this Holiday Season!

Enjoy

Chicken Marsala Meatballs
  • Time: 30 minutes
  • Complexity: easy

Chicken Marsala Meatballs

I just love meatballs and these are a prefect spring dinner.  I served over sautéed spinach and OMG amazing!

These were ready in 30 minutes and a perfect 1 pot dinner!

Enjoy

Coconut Crusted Cream Pie
  • Time: 1 hour
  • Complexity: easy

Coconut Crusted Cream Pie

I love custard and coconut with a little chocolate so this recipe was created.  I was just in my kitchen looking in the cabinet and this is what happened.  So good..  However, I ate the left over custard that was in the pan before dinner.  Needless to say I didn't eat my dinner :)

 

Creamy Cauliflower Rice Pudding
  • Time: 30 minutes
  • Complexity: easy

Creamy Cauliflower Rice Pudding

We grew up enjoying warm rice pudding for dessert.  My Nana loved keeping it warm on the stove for us and for he too!  It was one of her favorites and my our family still gets excited over warm rice pudding.

I decided to try a Paleo version and was very surprised by the similar texture and flavor.  I use cauliflower in many of my recipes such as risotto, paella, arancini and even pizza crust.

I hope you enjoy this creamy dessert!

xo

Cindy

Easy Blackened Pan Seared Red Snapper
  • Time: 15 minutes
  • Complexity: easy

Easy Blackened Pan Seared Red Snapper

Seriously! This is the easiest blackened pan seared snapper you will ever make.  This is also amazing.  I served it with haricots vert topped with fried shallots.  I will share that now.

Take a sauté pan over medium heat.  Add in 2-3 tablespoons of oil.  Once the oil is very hot (how do you know it's very hot did you ask?  Great questions - when the oil starts to move to the side of the pan)  Toss in thinly sliced shallots and cook until crispy.  Remove from pan.  Keep oil in the pan.  When ready to make the haricots vert add them to the hot pan with some garlic, salt and pepper.  Cook until tender, remove from pan and top with shallots.  

Next tip! Did you know most seafood departments will provide the seasonings.  Yes, that is true.  We got this snapper at Whole Foods and they seasoned for us.  How easy was that... 

Enjoy xo

 

Italian Filled Braciole
  • Time: 4-6 hours
  • Complexity: easy

Italian Filled Braciole

Braciole is a popular Italian dish. Using flank steak works the best as it becomes very tender after slow cooking all day.  You can roll the meat with your favorite filling.  I had frozen kale handy along with the other ingredients.  I picked up the flank steak at Joseph's Classic Market.  

Enjoy this Italian specialty!  

PS  If you don't have kitchen twine at home just ask your butcher! They will be more than happy to provide some for you. 

 

 

Lemon Zest and Capers Veal Chops
  • Time: 1 hour 20 minutes
  • Complexity: easy

Lemon Zest and Capers Veal Chops

The flavors in this dish describes Tuscan!  Veal is a delicious, lean and quality protein that is used in many Italian dishes.

We use veal in many of our recipes and have dedicated a category for you to easily view.  Check it out here!

This recipe is also in my cookbook Paleo Italian Cooking as well as many other Paleo Italian Recipes that were inspired by our frequent travels to Tuscany.

 

Lemon Zucchini Spaghetti with Shrimp
  • Time: 30 minutes
  • Complexity: easy

Lemon Zucchini Spaghetti with Shrimp

We just love our zucchini pasta at home.  I go every Sunday to our farmers market and stock up!  Today I even had some left over fresh spinach from the week and decided to add it in as well. You can omit but if you have spinach or any other left over veggies - Go ahead and add them in!  Enjoy

 

Paleo
  • Time: 3 hours
  • Complexity: easy

Paleo "Riced" Turkey Stuffed Cabbage

I have a few Stuffed Cabbage recipes and links are provided below.  This recipe was inspired by the lonely cabbage left on the shelf at the farmers market, ground turkey I already had in my freezer and the 2 cups I reserved from this recipe.

When I make a baked dish like this I always take a moment to decide how I want to serve it.  I just love my Emile Henry baking pans.  They are great from oven to table!  Just wanted you to know that!  xo

 

Paleo Chicken Cordon Bleu with a Dijon Gravy
  • Time: 45 minutes
  • Complexity: easy

Paleo Chicken Cordon Bleu with a Dijon Gravy

Chicken Cordon Bleu is a thin breaded cutlet with ham and cheese rolled inside.  I love this dish because it's perfect for 2 or 6 or 8.  You can get these prepped in advance, store in the refrigerator and when you are 35 minutes to eat just bake and serve.

Enjoy our Paleo version of Chicken Cordon Bleu.  

 

Paleo Chocolate Chip Bars
  • Time: 1 hour
  • Complexity: easy

Paleo Chocolate Chip Bars

Looking for a Paleo dessert to feed a crowd. I made these for a house party we had and Paleo OMG everyone just loved them!  Enjoy xo

 

Paleo Fruit Tart
  • Time: 1 hour
  • Complexity: easy

Paleo Fruit Tart

If you know me or follow me....  Then you know my granddaughter Brooke.  We love our time together and she loves to bake!  I am a cook and she is the baker. When we are together it's mostly baking we do.  It's great that she can fly down to Florida in the winter during her school breaks as an unaccompanied minor. Then again she has been traveling with me since she was 2.

We were at our farmers market on Sunday and got our vegetables along with strawberries and blueberries. I already had bananas (which we are making our pudding with in this recipe) and the other ingredients for a fruit tart.  My tart pan is 11 inches so this recipe is measured to fit.  Adjust if you are using a 9 inch.

I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as we did....

xo

Cindy (aka Nini) and Brooke

Paleo Mushroom Arancini
  • Time: 1 hour
  • Complexity: medium

Paleo Mushroom Arancini

Every Italian gets excited when Arancini's are being served.  I used to make them with my Nana and dip them in tomato sauce.  Or we would serve with sauce at the bottom of a bowl then the arancini on top.  

You can add you favorite filling such as peas, meat, or your favorite combination.  Using wild or cultivated mushrooms really makes these arancini's even more amazing!

If you want to make my homemade Paleo Italian Breadcrumbs - Go here for the recipe!

Enjoy

 

 

 

Pork Belly Tacos with Steamed Semi-homemade Buns
  • Time: 3 1/2 to 4 hours
  • Complexity: medium

Pork Belly Tacos with Steamed Semi-homemade Buns

When we were in Germany this past October I brought back Sausages and Pork Belly.  I used the veal sausages a while ago and decided to use the pork belly to make tacos. I remember the steamed buns we had in Germany were amazing but I don't have all of the ingredients and a steamer.  So I thought about being creative and it really worked!  Glenn thought I made them from scratch - I may or may not have told him how they were really made...

 

Pressure Cooker French Onion Soup
  • Time: 1 hour
  • Complexity: easy

Pressure Cooker French Onion Soup

I just love using my pressure cooker! I make french onion soup often because it's so good...   I never made it in the pressure cooker and it was really easy and perfect.  

Go ahead and try it.  Now I used the smaller pan because I was just making enough for 4 as an appetizer serving but feel free to use the larger pot.

Also, I like the combination of chicken or vegetable and beef broth because it's a lighter broth but feel free to use all beef.

  • Time: 1 hour
  • Complexity: easy

Pumpkin Oatmeal Dog Cookies

Jake loves pumpkin and it's so good for our dogs!  I also added these in the Christmas jars.  

 

Spicy
  • Time: 30 minutes
  • Complexity: easy

Spicy "Riced" Sweetheart Egg Bites

I have been over indulging in vegetables and just love it.  I had 1 head of both cauliflower and broccoli and wanted to use them up.  I decided to rice both of them in my food processor and create 2 recipes.  One is for these little spicy sweetheart bites for Valentine's Day and the other I am going to use in my stuffed cabbage. The recipe will be similar to this recipe except I am using ground ground turkey and the riced cauliflower/broccoli and not the zucchini.

I made these in mini-muffin tins.  I sprayed with coconut oil spray I found at Trader Joes

Enjoy xo

 

Spinach Stuffed Braciole
  • Time: 4-6 hours
  • Complexity: easy

Spinach Stuffed Braciole

Braciole is a popular Italian recipe. This meat is cooked all day in a sauce until tender. What a great way to use flank steak to make an amazing paleo recipe for your family or guests! I love to stuff with spinach and roasted red peppers but you can also add fontina cheese to this dish!