Category Archives: Pasta

No.280
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Baked Ziti

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Shh…the sauce is a secret. Yes, truth be told, the sauce is the secret to my Baked Ziti with Sausage. Winter is upon us so let’s stay warm with a little jewel from my Family & Friends Cookbook.

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January 8, 2017
No.256
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Chicken alla Cacciatora

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Big Night cooking…it’s all about the sauce. Chicken alla Cacciatora, yes, an old school classic, a simple, family-style way with a chicken. Bijouxs la dolce vita!

One of my favorite food movies is “Big Night” and I can’t help but think of it whenever I cook a family favorite, Chicken alla Cacciatora (chicken in honor of the hunter’s wife). Leave it to the Italians to create the most fabulously simple food and this recipe is no exception. What you will need is a chicken, an onion, garlic, a can of tomatoes and oh, yes of course a bit of white wine. Result? A tender stew with fall-off-the-bone chicken, plus a healthy serving of sauce to embellish rice or pasta. Simple right?

Cooking from the heart and memory is a joy. You might have grown up with a version of the dish too. This is a flexible recipe, that is, I adjust the oil needed based on the size of onion, adjust garlic to taste, etc. The technique works with other meats as well to create a substantial sauce for Sunday night. With only a 45-minute stovetop stew, a budget chicken becomes a memorable, family-style meal, sending off an aroma throughout the house that just begs the pot to be opened and tasted.

I serve Chicken alla Cacciatora family style on a large platter, extra sauce on the side, and a bowl of fluffy white rice with fresh parsley. Of course, this dish is even better reheated the next day, if you can wait.

Wishing you a big night from the Bijouxs.

June 14, 2015
No.196
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Fettuccine with Tuna, Olives, and Capers

Comfort food, Italian style. Fettuccine with Tuna, Olives, and Capers is an easy, weeknight fix that’s a lighter, fresher take on traditional tuna noodle casserole. Sharing another recipe from the Little Jewels Collection.
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November 2, 2013
No.159
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Spaghetti with Saffron & Lemon

Spring Forward! 2013 Color Forecast – brights colors – tangerine, tender shoots green, poppy red and lemon zest with balanced neutrals like linen. Bijouxs cooks up a fashion ready Spring dish – Spaghetti with Saffron & Lemon, a little fashionable jewel for Spring dining and ready to serve in 15 minutes.
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March 9, 2013
No.129
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Summer Tomato Sauce

Back to Bijouxs No. 1! Time to revisit a no-cook summer favorite, perfect Mason jar cuisine – Summer Tomato Sauce – a colorful collection of summer to top pasta, grilled vegetables or bruschetta – the taste of summer made Mason jar simple.
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August 12, 2012