easy to make rhubarb pie
Fall is upon us, it was a good year for rhubarb and we just did our third cutting. Rhubarb is a versatile addition to many dessert dishes. … Auntie Diane’s special recipe is for easy to make rhubarb pie that is delicious and takes only a few minutes to prepare.  Bake for approximately one hour.

*If you are not a rhubarb solo fan, you can also add a few blueberries, blackberries, raspberries and/or strawberries if you want to crank this up.

What You Need To Make Nonno’s Favorite Quick & Easy Rhubarb Delight.

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Almost everyone makes spaghetti sauce. This is the authentic and easy to make (in about 45 minutes), southern rich flavored Italian version. This recipe uses ground pork and Italian sausage, which seems to really make a rich and flavorful sauce typical in southern Italy. It can be used on any pasta dish, ravioli, gnocchi, lasagna, etc.. The northerners of Italy seem to prefer more plain tomato-centric sauces.

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brussels sprouts with peanuts and chestnuts

In my opinion, Brussels sprouts have a bad rap that is unwarranted.

Brussels sprouts are a great green vegetable – An ideal source of protein with a single serving delivering the daily vitamin C and vitamin K requirement.
 
They are a cruciferous vegetable which provides a rich variety of nutrients and are only a few calories.  Some other vegetables in this group are cauliflower, cabbage, garden cress, bok choy, and broccoli.  Brussels Sprouts are a very versatile vegetable that can be tasty when combined with the right things. Brussels sprouts can be cooked, steamed, boiled and even fried. (of course, Italians fry everything).
 
Nonno thinks they are best when they are cooked with other ingredients.  Nonno`s favorite Brussels Sprout dish is boiled and then fried in virgin olive oil, with pancetta, peanuts, and chestnuts.
(This tasty vegetable dish takes only about 20 minutes to prepare).
 

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delicious cacciatore rabbit or chick

Cacciatore means “hunter” in Italian.  In the kitchen, an alla cacciatore is a meal that is prepared “hunter-style”.

This recipe is from the perspective of a Southern Italian.  We all like to use simple ingredients.  This recipe requires simple ingredients such as your choice of Meat (either rabbit or chicken), Garlic, Onion, Rosemary, Bay leaves, Tomatoes, Red Pepper, and a good dry Red Wine.  In other regions of Italy,  they may use white wine, they also may add mushrooms and sometimes other vegetables.  The two most popular types of meat done “alla cacciatore” are generally rabbit and chicken.  Some Italians also make a “salamino” from pork, which is a small salami that is seasoned simply with just garlic and pepper.

This will feed approximately 6 and take about an hour and a half to prepare.  If you can use precooked whole tomatoes and do it in 45 minutes or less.

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