Pugliese Bread – An Italian Rustic Loaf

Pugliese bread is a rustic Italian bread similar to ciabatta @allourway.com

The day The Bread Baker’s Apprentice arrived was the day I discovered pugliese bread. . . and a hint to my ancestral roots. I was not a newcomer to bread baking, but I wanted to learn more, to understand the artisanal bread movement and to learn its techniques. Peter Reinhart, the author of the bread book, is […]

Spicy Peppery Couscous

Spicy Peppery Couscous with fresh vegetables @allourway.com

Are you ever in a quandary with what to do with all of those bits and pieces of fresh vegetables in the refrigerator bin?   I am  . . . all the time.  When I made the Mediterranean Cod, I had leftover different colored bell peppers, cherry tomatoes, part of a purple onion. They were […]

Grissini – Crunchy Italian Breadsticks Recipe

Grissini - crunchy Italian breadsticks cooling on rack @allourway.com

Every long car trip to grandma and grandpa’s house included grissini – wonderfully crunchy Italian breadsticks.  We would no sooner pack the car when we’d make our first stop — a small Italian community north of us. The first stop was Barrato’s — an Italian meat market. There we would buy several pounds of Barrato’s […]

Pasta e Fagioli with Chicken{Pasta e Fagioli con Pollo}

Pasta with beans {Pasta e fagioli} with thyme and rosemary @allourway.com

Pasta e Fagioli { pasta e fasoi in the Venetian dialect} was  my mamma’s favorite minestra ( soup).  This dish is very hearty and yet an amazingly simple bean, pasta and tomato soup. It’s considered a peasant dish, and yet it’s very popular  throughout Italy. It’s delicious, healthy and nurturing. In La Tavola Italiana the authors write that this is […]

Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins Recipe – All Our Way

Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins with Cinnamon Chips and Toasted Walnuts at Allourway.com

The day I made  banana chocolate chip muffins, I came to realize that our freezer must clone the ripe bananas we stick inside its frigid interior. I know. . . . it sounds outrageous, doesn’t it? But how else could we have accumulated so many?  The recipe I had called for two ripe bananas. Well, […]

Lemon Garlic Chicken {Pollo All’Aglio e Limone}

Lemon Garlic Chicken recipe with Peppery Couscous and Green Beans at Allourway.com

Lemon Garlic Chicken started off as a crock pot recipe and then morphed into a one-dish oven meal. I love simplicity and I love making  delicious meals without using a lot of utensils and ingredients,  especially when we’re short on time. This  particular day we’d been fishing the entire day and it started with us […]

Mediterranean Cod

Mediterranean cod sprinkled with crumbled goat cheese @allourway.com

We were hoping to make this dish as  Mediterranean Sea Trout — using our catch of the day –instead we ended up making it as Mediterranean Cod. Don’t get me wrong . . . .the recipe turned out delicious. It was filled with lots of flavor and the colors were beautiful but we were hoping […]

Zucchini Mushroom Onion Saute

Zucchini mushroom onion saute @Allourway.com

Zucchini is a staple at our house and we make Zucchini Mushroom Onion Sauté several times a month. We find that when we’re unsure of what to make as a side we always go to this good ole reliable.  What could be easier than washing the veggies, cutting them in whatever shape you prefer, and […]

Red Pepper Rotini with Bacon {Rotini Con Peperone Rosso e Pancetta}

Red bell pepper rotini and bacon in skillet at allourway.com

Bell Peppers are traditional in Italian cacciatore, but instead of putting them in the chicken cacciatore recipe — I saved them for a side dish of  red pepper rotini with bacon. The red bell pepper and  bacon gives this cacciatora dish a bit more substance while complimenting the earthy flavor of the chicken cacciatore.  I dice and […]

Chicken Cacciatore { Pollo alla Cacciatora}

Chicken Cacciatore with Red Pepper Pasta at Allourway.com

Chicken cacciatore  { or chicken “hunter’s” style} is a traditional Italian dish which is very popular and greatly appreciated throughout Italy —  especially in the northern regions — where I was born. Originally chicken cacciatore was considered a peasants’ dish because the ingredients were usually what the contadini ( peasant or countrymen)  had at their disposal. […]