Derek's "Famous" Sunday Sauce (w/ wine pairings)

So for Christmas Dinner this year I decided to poll the kiddies and see what they wanted… After some debate and negotiation they came to the conclusion that they wanted my famous “Sunday Sauce”… Ok, so “famous” is most certainly an exaggeration (unless this post goes viral, lol), but it’s pretty darn popular in my family! I knowContinue reading “Derek's "Famous" Sunday Sauce (w/ wine pairings)”

Ricotta Herb Meatballs

For our family Christmas dinner this year my kids requested that I make my famous “Sunday Sauce” (well, famous in my family at least) with meatballs. My pleasure! I wanted to try something a little different with the meatballs this go-around… I recently had ricotta meatballs at a tapas/cheese bar in Jersey City that were absolutelyContinue reading “Ricotta Herb Meatballs”

Pasta Marco Pollo (w/ wine pairings)

So yeah, this recipe is “borrowed” from a restaurant that I worked for years and years ago. We had this fantastic chef, Mark Laverty, who was far too talented for a strip mall Italian joint on Route 9 in Freehold, NJ. Anyway, my favorite dishes from Mark were his specials… Alligator, black bear steaks, buffalo, you know,Continue reading “Pasta Marco Pollo (w/ wine pairings)”