Hi and thank you for visiting my blog. My name is Tina, I am 42 years old and married to a wonderful man named Robert. I live in the Cleveland, Ohio area with my husband and our two pugs, Koko and Lucy and a special kitty, named Trixie.

I am of Italian decent and love to cook not just for my family but for everyone! I have a lot of weeknight dinner guest and try to keep it casual but delicious! My Mom passed away a few years ago and was my great teacher.

In 2012 I have changed the way I eat. A real lifestyle change to be healthier, eat a nutrient dense diet and remove all processed foods, refined flours and sugars from our diet. I do cook a lot healthier than my Mom did and do a lot more vegetarian meals, poultry and fish. I'm trying to find a way to keep the traditions of family, friends and good food in my house always.

I plan to post my weekly menus, update with new recipes, health information and articles and how to eat mostly organic in an economical way. I will also periodically post personal updates of my journey to regain health and hope.

Tuesday, July 3, 2007

Gnocchi, Noi-Key or Ganacheese

In one of my first telephone conversations with Robert (8 years ago today) I asked him what he had for dinner and he said "Ganacheese". I asked "what is that?" and he said "I thought you were Italian" After a few minutes I realized he was talking about Gnocchi!! So in honor of that phone call, tonight I made a really delicious, very easy and very quick dinner. I didn't make homemade gnocchi but it would be super tasty with fresh.

Gnocchi with Zucchini & Prosciutto

1 lb. fresh gnocchi (I got mine from Ohio City Pasta http://www.ohiocitypasta.com/ )
1/4 lbs. proscuitto, sliced thin and cut into ribbons (I used domestic for this dish)
1 medium onion, diced
2 medium zucchini sliced
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese

1) In a stock pot bring 6 qt. of water to a boil.
2) In a medium saute pan heat up some olive oil and saute the onion over medium high heat until translucent.
3) Add prosciutto and zucchini and saute for about 5 minutes and reduce to medium heat.
4) Add gnocchi to water and cook until they are floating or approximately 3 minutes.
5) Strain gnocchi from water and add to saute pan and toss with prosciutto and zucchini. Cook for one minute.
6) Top with Parmesan cheese. Serve promptly and hot!


East Meets West Kitchen said...

Just found your blog, and the gnocchi sounds good. Gonna try it soon! :)

suelaine said...

I love gnocchi,and your recipe sounds so good. What a sweet blog you have!

annie said...

I do make my own gnocchi, but I have been stuck in a rut, serving it with either Bolognese or just butter and Parmesan. This sounds (and looks) fresh and lovely, and will help use up the TONS of zucchini coming our way in a month or so.

Cara said...

looks delicious!

Sharona said...


You have been tagged!!

Brooke said...

Tina! You may not even remember me (aussiebride77 from the knot/nest). I just found your blog on the foodie blog roll :) Glad you have decided to share your talents with the rest of us!! I want to tag you for a meme. You can check out my blog if you care to participate. So funny to find you again (I haven't been on the nest for ages). Hope you're well!!

Marye said...

looks great!

Betty C. said...

This looks like a great, simple dish and I may link to it for a blogging event I'll be hosting in a few days. Stay tuned...

Saju said...

First time at your blog, I love it and will be visiting often.
The gnocchi looks delicious!

Betty C. said...

I did link to this recipe on my blog, stop by and take a look:


Beth G. said...

Tag, you're it!

Players list 8 facts/habits about themselves. The rules of the game are posted at the beginning before those facts/habits are listed. At the end of the post, players then tags 8 people by posting their names and makes sure they know they’ve been tagged by leaving a comment at the tagee’s blog.

I know you will have tons of updating to do when the new PC comes, can't wait to see the new recipes!