07.09.11: dinner (henry hill’s take on italian-american cuisine)

Do you have a movie that, when it pops up while browsing through cable channels on a lazy/hot/rainy/whatever weekend afternoon, you absolutely have to watch it even though you’ve seen it a million times already and it’s not going to be nearly as good as watching your copy on DVD because they have to edit out…

11.21.10: dinner (bikini-pizza and sausage, peppers and onions pizza)

[Ed.–Elizabeth found herself craving some bikini-pizza from this post, and so when Michael suggested making pizza to use up some leftover fresh mozzarella an actual pizza was born.] With the prospect of Thanksgiving looming, we deemed our weekend ought to do without my beloved roasted chicken. One night we opted for a duck ragu, and…

01.18.10: appetizer (bikini pizza is so not what you think it is)

Did you know that in Catalan, bikini means grilled cheese sandwich?  Does that seem like a kick in the pants or what?  This isn’t just any grilled cheese sandwich, either, because it uses fresh mozzarella, cremini mushrooms and sun-dried tomatoes packed in olive oil–not exactly Kraft slices and Wonderbread. Perhaps I should back up first,…

01.17.09: dinner (calzoni!)

When I was growing up, the concept of the savory pie didn’t really go farther than the mince pies that my dad would get to enjoy at Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners, mostly because the thought of meat in a pie so completely revolted me that I ignored it and happily went on eating my grandmother’s…