How to cook Beef Braciole, Pork Braciole (Spiedini), and Meatballs

How to cook Beef Braciole, Pork Braciole (Spiedini), and Meatballs

You can't have a Sunday Sauce dinner without adding some traditional protein aspects to your meal! My Nonna has always had Beef Braciole, Pork Braciole (Spiedini or involtini), and Meatballs with every Sunday Sauce dinner. Not only do they taste delicious on their own, but the flavor they add to your homemade sauce is absolutely mouth watering. Here I will share how to cook your Beef Braciole, Pork Braciole, and Meatballs in your homemade sauce.

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How to Cook Creamy Garlic Penne Pasta

How to Cook Creamy Garlic Penne Pasta

Here is a creamy garlic pasta recipe I myself used last week for the first time. Other recipes have you use chicken broth, flour and butter... to me that can lead to the dish becoming too salty. I substituted these ingredients for heavy cream, Parmigiano Reggiano, and salt to taste. This way the saltiness of the dish is attributed to the quality of our PDO Parmigiano Reggiano, and if you prefer more salt you can adjust with a pinch here and a pinch there. Buon Appetito!
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Valentine's Day Filet Mignon Dinner for Two

Valentine's Day Filet Mignon Dinner for Two

This fast, fancy, and flavorful recipe is the perfect Valentine's Day Filet Mignon Dinner for Two. A tried and true recipe I personally am putting to use this Valentine’s Day! 

What you will need:

Cooking Instructions:

The Steak (In a Cast Iron Skillet):

  1. Bring your two Filet Mignon steaks to room temperature and season well with Salt and Pepper and wrap extra thick cut bacon around filets, pinning them with tooth picks
  2. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit 
  3. Place 1/2 stick of butter, fresh thyme (to liking) and Fresh Rosemary (to liking) in a Cast Iron Skillet that is above a medium/high stove top flame
  4. Once the skillet is hot place the seasoned steaks in the skillet -- sear and baste steaks on each side for 4 minutes
  5. Place steaks in the oven for about 5 minutes or until the internal temperature is 130-140 degrees Fahrenheit for medium-rare
  6. Take the steaks out of the oven and remove the tooth picks that are holding the bacon in place -- let the steaks rest for 5 minutes before serving

The Pasta:

  1. Boil a medium pot of water --- remember to add salt to the water!
  2. Dice your fresh tomatoes into cubes that a size to your preference 
  3. Chop for basil into thick strands used as a garnish at the end of the process
  4. Dice 1/2 of the Fresh Mozzarella Ball into cubes to your preference to be tossed into the pasta at the end of the process
  5. Once the water is boiling place the Fresh Casarecce pasta into the boiling water and cook for 2 to 3 minutes 
  6. Removes the pot from the stove and strain out the water
  7. Immediately place the hot pasta into a serving bowl and add your Fresh Mozzarella and extra virgin olive oil (to preference)
  8. You will see the cheese soften and almost begin to melt
  9. Add your basil and fresh tomatoes to preference 
  10. Serve! Buon Apetito!
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