Christmas Recipes

Christmas Recipes
Christmas Recipes

Italian Recipes

Italian Recipes
Italian Recipes

Dessert Recipes

Dessert Recipes
Dessert Recipes

Raspberry Picking with I Nonni

There are too many wonderful things to write about from our trips to Italy. The obvious things like the incredible food, the fabulous views, the history I learned as a child and now get to teach my children. It’s the simple pleasures that stay in the forefront of my mind while we’re here in Italy.

Il Mercato–The Market

Every city has il mercato: the market. You go there to buy shoes, clothing, kitchen supplies…you name it, you will find it! I go there to cheese shop.Smile

Orange Bread and Lake Como

I could spend all day just staring at Lake Como. It is one of the most beautiful places I’ve ever seen in my life.

Pila or Bust-Eating in Valle d’Aosta


If you’ve never been to Italy, or even if you’ve been there, it may be difficult to fathom that sometimes the most amazing meal can be found in the most unobvious place. A delicious meal can be found in the middle of a bustling highway at an Auto Grill; or on a cold and dark mountain road in the middle of the day.

Polenta Perfection at La Madonnina

You may be wondering what in the world is this bowl full of mush? Polenta Uncia is what this mush is and it is FANTASTICA!

Teresa's Crostata agli Amaretti

I don’t know if you’ve ever baked in someone else’s home or baked while you were in a different country. It isn’t the same as baking in the comfort of your own little kitchen.

Baked’s Tuscaloosa Tollhouse Pie

I think everyone I know has a favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe. Your favorite recipe may be your grandma’s or your mom’s recipe. No offense to those dear ladies…forget their recipes and make this pie. Make it now!

Farfalle con Broccoli Rapini ed Asiago-Farfalle with Broccoli Rabe and Asiago Cheese

I’ve got a new man in my life! I know I should be a little more discreet. But it’s difficult to hide my excitement and you may understand why when you see.

Strawberry Buckle

Summer is here. I know, it’s not officially here. But school is out. We are enjoying lazier days. Calm days without homework and a list of activities.

Spicy Brittle

I like things spicy. I like spicy pasta sauces. I like spicy Chinese food. I really like spicy Mexican food. Spicy candy is my new favorite addiction.

Warm-Weather Vegetable Pot-au-Feu–French Fridays with Dorie

I realized when I saw Dorie Greenspan’s recipe for Warm-Weather Pot-au-Feu that soups are too often neglected in my kitchen. Even though I live in one of the hottest places on Earth, I just LOVE soup.