Archive for October 8th, 2010
Joe and I were in the mood to make Italian last night. We began browsing on-line for ideas, but soon remembered that we have a copy of, “Cooking With Love,” Joe’s family friend, Elise Feiner’s cookbook, featuring Italian cuisine. Not only is Elise a self-proclaimed “Foodfanataholic,” she is also from Joe’s hometown, New Hartford, NY, famous for their authentic Italian food.
As Joe flipped through the 566 page cookbook, Ms. M (me) chimed in, “Keep it simple Mister. How about spaghetti and meatballs or ravioli?” Hey, that’s what comes to my mind, when I think Italian. Joe said, “Whatever you want.” Kudos King Foodie, “right on” with that answer. Joe flipped some more, but became excited when Chicken Riggies caught his eye. “This was my favorite growing up! A classic Utica dish!” My initial response was, “Uh, I don’t know. Not sure I‘m in the mood for chicken and pasta.” But then it hit me. This was Joe’s childhood fave. Let’s do it! [ Read the full article ] »
1 cup all purpose flour
4 oz. butter
1 medium onion, peeled and julienned into 1 inch strips
1 red or green bell pepper, julienned into 1 inch strips
3-4 cherry peppers, core and seeds removed and discarded, julienned finely (or Serrano peppers if cherry are unavailable) [ Read the full article ] »