Eggplant Parmesan Parmigiana di Melanzane

Eggplant ParmesanEggplant Parmesan Parmigiana di Melanzane, I guess I’m a one in a million child who’s always loved it! Nona, knew just how to keep the sweetness in the eggplant and her sauce well, it was something to behold. Since I’ve been going through my old recipe box, I’ve found a lot of Nona’s recipes I thought I had lost forever! While she didn’t read or write English, she always had me by her side at the grocery and in the kitchen. I learned a lot there. I learned the approximate measure of the palm of her hand. I learned what a ‘pinch’ of anything was and I learned to taste food as I cooked it. (You could have the best recipe in the world, but if the seasonings are off, well then you’ve got nothin!) read more

Nona's Chicken Cacciatore

Nona’s Chicken Cacciatore {Hunter’s Stew}

Chicken cacciatore is a classic Italian dish, which roughly translates as hunter’s stew. Early recipes might have been made with pheasant, rabbit or chicken, and each recipe was adapted for those who might be traveling or hunting for several days and ... read more

Simply Sundays Link Party

Simply Sundays Link Party #2

Welcome to Simply Sundays on Simple Plate, link party week number two! We are so excited that you are joining us to share your best food, DIY, and crafting posts from the week! We look forward to seeing how creative, inspired, and delicious you've ... read more

Ultimate Banana Pudding

Ultimate Banana Pudding From Scratch

Childhood dreams revolve around such things as this. Hoping that mama would make this banana pudding from scratch for Sunday dinner, we would often 'stack' the grocery cart with the bananas and vanilla wafers.  Once she tried to get away with the ... read more

smoked macaroni and cheese

Decadent Smoked Macaroni and Cheese

Smoked macaroni and cheese, the most decadent side dish ever conceived made its way to my kitchen this weekend and boy howdy! This plate of awesomeness will soon become your favorite ! With icy weather headed toward north Louisiana this week, we decided that should the power go down (as its prone ... read more