Christmas Recipes

Christmas Recipes
Christmas Recipes

Italian Recipes

Italian Recipes
Italian Recipes

Dessert Recipes

Dessert Recipes
Dessert Recipes

Toasted Coconut Mango-Banana Bread

Almost a year ago I posted my favorite banana bread recipe. Not much has changed. It is still my favorite banana bread recipe.

What has changed is that I don’t always make it with chocolate chips. That is the most popular request, but sometimes we do like a little variety.

Blueberry Crostata and Miami Beach

I wish I could tell you I made this crostata with blueberries we just finished picking. I wish I could say they were from a local farmer’s market. The truth is, I found them at Costco the other day. And they were REALLY good.


Upside-Down Buttermilk Peach Cake and Italy

One of the main reasons I love summer is for all the wonderful fruit that can be found. I am a sucker for peaches and even nectarines. Any sweet stone fruit makes me happy.

Marion Cunningham’s Raised Waffles

I wish I could say my kids love a bowl of Frosted Flakes or maybe even some Dinosaur oatmeal in the morning. Even a box of Eggo Waffles would be sweet.  I’m not asking for too much. It would make my mornings a little easier.

Sorbetto di Mango–Mango Sorbet

Before I get to my post and recipe, I wanted to tell you about a wonderful way to help end hunger in America. I’m proud to have been selected as a Brand Ambassador for the Foodbuzz/Yahoo! Support Share our Strength Program.

Spaghetti alla Carbonara

It’s official. My eating odyssey in Italy has come to an end. I may be am slightly depressed. I am going through Italy withdrawals. I miss my mother-in-law. Sniffle.

Coconut-Lime Berry Cake

Once upon a time, when I was too hip to explain on a brief blog post, I was the tanning Goddess. I would take out my coconut scented tanning oil and spray every inch of my body. Even my toes!

Crostata alle Fragole e Mele -Strawberry Apple Crostata

Every pastry shop in Italy has an amazing selection of crostata sitting in their window. They tempt me in every city no matter where we are.

Penne con la Mozzarella, Pomodorini, e Basilico-Penne with Mozzarella, Cherry Tomatoes, and Basil

I feel silly saying we get really excited to go the super-market. It sounds ridiculous, but it’s TRUE! I could spend literally hours just roaming through every aisle. I get lost in the pasta aisle and the 100’s of different types of pasta.