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 […]

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.

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 […]

Italian Chicken in Fresh Tomato Sauce

Last month an angelic friend of mine shared the mother lode of his garden’s heirloom tomatoes. For at least a week these babies begged from a bowl on my counter to be made into something divine.

Citrus Biscotti

Biscotti is Italian for “twice baked”. This style of classic cookie has its dough first baked as logs, which are then sliced and pieces are baked again.

Blushing Lemonade

This recipe is reminiscent of one of my favorite summer experiences.

Banana-Mango Bread

Ripe mangos and bananas blend beautifully to render quick bread loaves that give new meaning to bliss.

May’s Best Strawberry Cake

Once upon a time, in the early days of Melting Pot Tours, I was gifted with a 3-pack of fresh strawberries that inspired one of the best strawberry cakes ever.

Spicy Coffee-Rubbed Grilled Steak

If you, or those you love, love steak … do I have a recipe for you. This earthy blend will have your diners coming back and asking for more!