Frankie’s Signature Caesar Salad

When I published my cook book a few years ago I did not have my Caesar Salad recipe in it which caused some frustration with my fans.  There were a couple of reasons for that.  One, the recipe had a lot of ingredients. I needed to simplify it a little while keeping it just as amazing, which I have now done.

Secondly, it was one of our signature items, and our dressing was so much better than our competitors that I didn’t want to share it with the world.  But now Frankie’s is closed so, hey, I may as well share the wealth.

Feel free to make it even better with the addition of grilled chicken, shrimp or salmon.

Buon appetito!

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Caesar Ingredients

Emulsifying Caesar dressing with a stick blender

Frankie’s Cook Book now available as an eBook

I have great news! My cook book, Frankie at Home in the Kitchen, is now available as an eBook on Amazon. It can be downloaded to any device… phone, tablet, laptop or desktop. The regular books have been sold out for a while now (except for a few being sold at gouger prices on Amazon), so this is a great option for those who didn’t have an opportunity to purchase one, or would like a digital copy. Here is the link…

Frankie at Home in the Kitchen eBook

Book Cover

A delicious, nutritious pasta

Orecchiette Pasta with Salmon & Kale:

Orecchiette w Kale2Not all pastas are created equal. Some are delicious–and not so healthy.  Others are nutritious–but not so tasty.  Here is one with the best of both world’s… delicious, heart healthy salmon and fresh kale combine to give you both terrific taste and great health benefits.

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A wonderful summer pasta recipe

Whole Wheat Pasta Pomodoro with Shrimp & Grilled Peppers:

Pasta with Shrimp & PeppersAt our restaurant, Frankie’s Pizza and Pasta, in the summer time we grill red and yellow bell peppers to serve with sausage in a seasonal gnocchi dish. One day when I was making lunch, I decided to put them together with some whole wheat pasta along with sautéed shrimp, mushrooms and Pomodoro Sauce. It was a stroke of genius!

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A quick, easy, delicious & healthy pasta recipe – Rhonda’s Tuna Pasta

Tuna Pasta

This delicious pasta was created by my wife Rhonda.  It was based upon a Tuna Puttanesca recipe, but since she was not in the mood for a tomato sauce, she used extra virgin oilve oil, with a fresh tomato added for just a little of that character.  This version is made with canned tuna.  You could replace that with fresh if you’d like.  This is a quick and easy recipe which would be perfect for a weeknight dinner.  It’s also a really easy recipe to cut in half if it’s just the two of you.

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A delicious, elegant, simple appetizer for the winter months

Roasted Medjool Dates                                                     with Mascarpone, Gorgonzola, Pancetta, and toasted Pecans

Looking for a simple and elegant, yet very tasty appetizer?  If so, I’ve got one for you. I made these for a recent party at some friends house and they were a hit!  I would envision these being served in Sicily where dates are common.

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Buon appetito!

Philosophizing about food, cooking and table

Frankie in the vineyard

Today I am beginning a series of articles on food, cooking, and the table.  My outlook on these things may seem unique to some of you.  My own perspective has changed much over the years.  My attitudes have been honed by life, by cooking, by gardening, by travel, by the view of others who love food, and maybe even by the One who created it all.

If you might indulge me a bit, I’d like to begin with two short stories.  The first took place see more…

Sangiovese grapes

My wife Rhonda checking out the fruit