Pasta Fagioli Soup with Sage and Bacon

Pasta Fagioli Soup with Sage and Bacon Happy Delicious New Year!  For the longest time I wished I could make a great Pasta Fagioli (Pasta with Beans) soup like I’ve had at trattoria-style Italian restaurants.  One Sunday, I took special advantage of the fat still in my cast iron skillet from my breakfast bacon, added […]

What Food & Travel Intentions are yours in 2020?

What Food & Travel Intentions are yours in 2020? January is traditionally a month to set resolutions and, with all due respect I find that resolution setting is … over-rated. For me, that practice traditionally just sets up disappointment since usually my resolutions last about 11 minutes and then they’re forgotten. I prefer to set […]

What is your Favorite Thing about December / The Holidays?

What is your Favorite Thing about December / The Holidays? We asked our Melting Pot Tours Team for their best bets for the month of December and the Holiday Season. The results are in, have a read! Lisa ~ My favorite holiday tradition would have to be baking cookies listening to Christmas tunes. It really […]

6 Clever DIY Holiday Decorations

Even though December is off and running, some of us might just be getting in the game and up for clever ways to decorate that won’t break the bank.

Apple-Berry Crumble Dessert

May I gently suggest an Apple / Apple-Berry Crumble Dessert? It’s simple to make, not too sweet, and incredibly delicious on the first and subsequent days if it lasts that long. A pure winner.

What We Love About Thanksgiving

The November question for our Team to weigh in on was not that surprising a choice. We hope you enjoy the colorful responses it yielded.

Nana’s Sicilian Rice Dressing

Nana’s Sicilian Rice Dressing Our grandmother’s “stuffing” for Thanksgiving turkey is probably one of our most precious family heirlooms, so I’m sure you understand how much it means to share it with you. We grew up with this recipe. When she was healthy and well enough, my dad’s mother, our Nana, made this for our […]

Lots to Love About Apples

While plotting and planning our Facebook and Instagram posts – sometime in between meals one day – I thought it would be lovely to chat up Apples, because they are such a quintessential gift of autumn.