Zucchini-Olive Oil Cake with Lemon Crunch Glaze

Zucchini Olive Oil Cake - Andrea Meyers

It’s that zucchini time of year. If you planted it in your garden you may already have a trickle coming in, but if not don’t fret, you will have some very soon and the trickle will turn into a flood. Zucchini plants are very prolific and sometimes leave gardeners feeling overwhelmed with the harvest and… 

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Spinach and Basil Lasagna

Spinach and Basil Lasagna - Andrea Meyers

I can’t help but love lasagna with all its gooey richness. The flavor of the sauce melds with the pasta and mingles with the cheeses and fillings, the cheese stretches from the pan to the plate as you serve it, and the sides start to collapse slightly from the weight of the hot fillings. It’s… 

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Italian-Style Meatloaf

Italian-Style Meatloaf Recipe - Andrea Meyers

I’ll be the first to admit that I don’t like meatloaf and haven’t fixed it in years. We’re just not a meatloaf family, so when I announced one day last week that we would be having meatloaf for dinner I got a very strange look from Michael. “Meatloaf?” “Yes, meatloaf.” “Why?” “I found a recipe… 

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How to Roast a Head of Garlic

How to Roast a Head of Garlic - Andrea Meyers

Michael and I used to frequent an Italian restaurant in Norfolk, VA called Castaldi’s. It was a fun place with delicious food and singing waiters. Yes, you could get a yummy meal while being serenaded with Broadway and big band standards or Italian arias. I mean, doesn’t Italian food taste so much more “Italian” when… 

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Ann’s Spaghetti Sauce

Ann's Spaghetti Sauce Recipe - Andrea Meyers

This is Michael’s mom’s spaghetti sauce, the one he grew up with. His mom has quite a sense of humor. She jokes that she isn’t Italian so she can’t make Italian spaghetti, but she’s Polish so she can make “Polish spaghetti.” Authentic or not, it’s a good, easy multi-purpose sauce that you can use for… 

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Basic Basil Pesto

Basil Pesto - Andrea Meyers

At the risk of jinxing things, I have to say that our garden is really doing well this year. We have tons of tomatoes that will be ready for picking next week. The herbs are going crazy. The Italian parsley and the dill are about three feet tall with lots of leaves, the oregano and… 

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