Mama Carmela’s Thanksgiving, Christmas & Easter- Napolitano Meatball & Hard Boiled Egg Lasagna

This is a quick and easy version of my Mama Carmela’s famous Thanksgiving, Christmas and Easter Lasagna. The addition of hard-boiled eggs and sliced meatballs were influenced by her northern Italian background and make this dish extra delicious and one of a kind! I’ve adapted her recipe and made it “today” friendly for ease of…

Laura’s Deep Dish Chicken Pot Pie

What spells C-O-M-F-O-R-T to you? We all have one, two or even three (or more) palate pleasing memories that tug at our food-strings. Here’s a true comfort food classic that fills the air with newly baked, savory aromas of home. Laura’s delectable pie is scrumptious, quick and easy; made from scratch or semi-scratch… brimming with chunks…

Quattro Formaggi Pizza Margherita

It’s Pizza Week here at Once Upon a Spice and I wanted to begin by sharing the simple, but amazingly impressive Pizza Margherita. PLEASE NOTE: This pie is no slouch! The intense flavors of this remarkable, straightforward, herb-filled, cheesy, molten, pie of love can stand up to any meat-packed version. The marriage of the essence of these…

Replace Bottled Sauce with 20 Minute Magnificent Marinara

  While there are hundreds of amazing brands of pasta sauces on the market, I don’t buy bottled sauce anymore…period. Here’s why. This rich, thick, bubbly brew costs about $3.50-$4 a batch, possesses all of the freshness under the Tuscan sun and puts a smile on the face of everyone who consumes it. The Mmmms are infinite! Reasons…