Fresh Grapefruit Cake

This winter, on two occasions I have been gifted with lots of fresh grapefruit from a very kind person’s tree so, I have been playing with recipes to perfect my own Fresh Grapefruit Cake.

Hot Pink Pasta with Mussels and Citrus

Hot Pink Pasta with Mussels and Citrus This month’s recipe had to be special for Valentines Day, which is my favorite holiday and one of my favorite days on the calendar at all. Hot Pink Pasta with Mussels and Citrus is just one of my favorite divinations of all time. This recipe was originally inspired […]

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.