Oodles of Zucchini Noodles & Deconstructed Pesto!

When I moved to my house, I was so excited. I could finally have a garden… grow things… eat from the land… be like my grandparents… yeah! Well, here’s how

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Nice Spice! Grandma & Grandpa’s Sautéed Broccoli Rabe!

Now we’re venturing into one of my all-time favorite vegetable dishes. Sautéeing a head of broccoli rabe is my go-to when I want a quick pasta dish or side for

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Yes FORTY! 40 Cloves Garlic Chicken!

Cooking with my cousin, Lisa Lombardi has become a regular thing! She challenged me to come up with a great garlic-y chicken recipe which I was more than happy to

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Grandpa & Grandma’s Easy Escarole & Beans with Mini Rigatoni

Now that it’s Spring, I often think of my mom’s parents, Rose & Tony Giachello. Grandma’s favorite holiday was Easter and we spent every one with them until they were

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Oscar® Day! The 2018 Red Carpet Menu!

The world has been on fast forward since the 2018 Oscar® nominations were announced. I had the menu named in RECORD TIME – less than 48 hours – and then

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Chopped Vegetable Salad with Black Raspberry Tea-Infused Vinaigrette – 2018 Red Carpet Menu for Oscar®

Well… the movie GET OUT (which I feel compelled to type as all caps) really took everyone by surprise. I am not much of a “horror” film fan so I

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Potato, Shallots, & Mushroom Hash Brown Pie – 2018 Red Carpet Menu for Oscar®

Phantom Thread is a LOT. It’s visually beautiful. Had a certain feel… a style that was so alluring. Daniel Day-Lewis was fabulous as usual. At times he seemed curmudgeonly, at

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Red Pepper, Artichoke, & Olive Flatbreads – 2018 Red Carpet Menu for Oscar®

It’s that time of year again! My marathon Oscar® insanity has been going on for a couple of weeks… time completely got away from me! But the recipes are ready

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Get your Fil-etto of Filetto di Pomodoro!

This is one of my FAVORITES of all time! It’s one of the first dishes I ever made when I moved into my first apartment and had dinner parties. It

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A Fête of Feta! Greek Potato Salad!

One of the most enduring staples at a barbecue or picnic is potato salad. I have always loved it! When I was a kid, we sold tubs of it at

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Cinco NO Mayo – 5 Ingredient Avocado “Mayo”!

It’s time for Cinco de Mayo! Last year I made a delicious traditional Mexican dessert, Capirotada. YUM! This year it’s time to celebrate with avocados! Avocados are native to South

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Fresh Tomato & Mozzarella Pasta!

This is the perfect summer pasta dish. And after the workout my friend Stefanie Sanabria “made” me do, I really earned it! Ha! Her passion for working out has rubbed

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Petite Potato Piles – Parm & Parsley!

You say “po-tay-to”, I say “po-tah-to” is a blip from an old song but no matter how you pronounce it, you know you want some! The ways to prepare potatoes are

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Oh My Cod! Prosciutto Cod Bites

Cod fish is such a “meaty”, fresh fish. I love discovering new combinations to incorporate it into my dishes. As for prosciutto, it is an indulgence I really adore. And when it

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Scrumptious Stuffed Mushrooms!

Button mushrooms are so good. The taste, the texture, the versatility! Pop the stems and you have a delightful edible cup that can contain a variety of fillings. One of my favorite ways to make

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Give Thanks! Spicy Apple Cran Pecan Quinoa

Hey… I know, I know. Right about now you’re gathering all of your final ingredients and probably have pies in the oven in anticipation of tomorrow, Thanksgiving!! But here’s a

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Lent Me A Hand: Friday 4

Hello! I wanted to get to you early enough so you can actually be inspired for today. A song I still love is Squeeze’s Pulling Mussels From A Shell so

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Lent Me A Hand: Friday 3

Good evening! What a day! So run-around and busy! I’m a little late this evening (unless you’re on the West coast) to give you this week’s dinner idea. I hope

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Squash Your Hunger

I’m going to get straight to the point today. There is no reason to “have” to spend hours cooking each day. There is no reason to say there is no

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Chicken Out!

Being in the heat and sunshine has kept me out of the kitchen a lot of the summer. I am excited to get back in but I’m going slowly. I

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Basil Time!

Fresh Basil Pesto Spring is here and it is time to plant one of my favorite herbs, Sweet Basil. There is nothing like cutting and using fresh herbs from the

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Light & Hearty

Good afternoon. It’s been a busy day in the world of KitchAnnette and lunch has turned late. It’s a funny in-between time… you are voraciously hungry but it’s close to

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