Insalata Caprese

Just because it's not summer, it doesn't mean you can't still indulge in a craving for fresh produce and a taste of sunny Italy...at least I don't deny myself that when I find great organic tomatoes, fresh basil and...

Italian Wedding Soup

While making this recipe and preparing to share it with you, I decided to do a little research to find out the history behind the origin of a soup I grew up eating all the time and that is...

Lemon Tiramisu

A while ago I posted images of this recipe for Lemon Tiramisu, a twist on my Classic Tiramisu recipe, over on my Instagram account when I was preparing it for my monthly cooking classes at the UMMA Center. I don't...
I grew up eating homemade pizza and pizza from very good local pizzerias. Both were excellent, though completely different from one another- one being the American version of pepperoni pizzas and the other being my grandmother's version of the...

Skillet Chicken Parmesan

What is it with me and Italian food lately? It's all I crave, mostly because it's comfort food tome. I've thought about it and feel like the think the overwhelm of life in general, catching up (if that's possible)...
Every family has a favorite party dish, regardless of cultural background or ethnic makeup or religious observance. I happen to think that every special occasion in my family should contain a very large pasta dish of some sort: lasagna,...
My mom used to make these potatoes often when I was growing up. I'm not quite sure where she got the recipe, but she used to read a lot of cookbooks and magazines to get ideas, and when a...
Finger foods aren't just for parties. When it's really hot outside, I don't like to get too complicated in the kitchen. When it's cold outside, I like comfort food. Bread and cheese fit in both of these categories, so here...
A day in the life of recipe testing goes a lot like this: Creamy Pasta with Roasted Vegetables  -shop for fresh ingredients and bring them home to sort out -wash and dry fresh herbs and produce -chop everything -get out the camera, notebook and...
On a recent trip to our local butcher, I inquired about the homemade merguez they always used to have on hand. He said they weren't making any more of it because folks weren't buying much of it, for some reason. I always thought...

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