St. Joseph's Day is a feast day that falls on March 19 each year, and is observed by the Catholic and Lutheran churches. Saint Joseph is the husband to the Virgin Mary and the foster-father of Jesus Christ. In some Catholic countries including Italy, Saint Joseph's Day is also Father's Day. Why not celebrate this feast day, with a menu of Dad’s favorite Italian classics with a great bottle of wine.
Pan Roasted Artichokes
This simple artichoke side dish is full of the flavors of lemon and fresh parsley. Sautéing the vegetables results in a deep, succulent and savory flavor. This is a perfect side dish for a festive Italian meal or buffet.
Italian Cucuzza Squash Soup
Cucuzza is an Italian summer squash, that is eaten like a zucchini. This stew is filled with the savory flavors of the squash, potatoes and tangy pasta sauce. Enjoy it as a simple first course at your next Italian feast.
Chicken Marsala is a classic Italian dish, featuring the flavors of chicken stock, marsala wine and juicy chicken breasts. It is a very simple entrée, that is best paired with a simple arugula salad and robust glass of red wine.
Cheese & Zucchini Pie
This simple cheese, egg and vegetable pie is full of tender zucchini and onions and is a simple main dish, that pairs excellently with a robust red wine. For a complete meal, serve with a piquant and simple arugula salad.
Italian Style Ricotta Cheesecake
This Italian style cheesecake is full of the flavors of ricotta cheese and orange zest. Its fluffy texture is sure to amaze you and your family.
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My food philosophy is simple; food should be a feast of all five senses. Meals should be based on simple, tasty and smart recipes that are easy to follow. Instead of serving processed junk, I prefer to use fresh & seasonal ingredients. I gravitate towards all cuisines that are BIG on flavor. By cooking at home, we can all eat healthier and save money.