Le Vignole ~ Spring Vegetable Stew

I am a huge fan of most vegetables, but artichokes and fava beans are certainly two of my favorites. Since they are spring vegetables, I am always looking for new and delicious ways to prepare them each spring. I came across a recipe for Le Vignole in a tiny Umbrian cookbook and decided to give […]

Italian Strawberry Bavarese Dessert

This Creamy Italian Strawberry Bavarese Dessert is simple and easy to make. Creamy and delicious made with cream and milk and no eggs needed. Make it and serve it in glasses or as a pretty molded dessert. It’s a no bake recipe, which makes it even better! I have eaten a Bavarese a few timesContinue […]

Spinach and Ricotta Gnudi

What is Gnudi? Gnudi is a typical pasta dish of Tuscany,  particularly of Siena and Grosseto. Gnudi, similar to potato gnocchi, are dumplings made of ricotta cheese and spinach. These dumplings are called gnudi because they do not have any pastry that covers their filling. In Tuscany, the term gnudo is used to indicate something […]

Spring Asparagus, Pea, & Pancetta Salad with Eggs & Burrata

Asparagus and peas are an excellent combination for salads when in season. By adding protein such as eggs and burrata, this salad can be a complete meal to be enjoyed as a light dinner entree. The vegetables are quickly blanched until they remain tender-crisp and are then placed in an ice-water bath to stop the […]

Crostini di Fegato

What are crostini di fegato? Tuscan crostini di fegato, or Crostini with liver pate, is one of the most famous classic Tuscan recipes. It is usually served as an appetizer along with Tuscan cold cuts and cheeses. Crostini are simply “toasted bread slices” and crostini di fegato is generally toasted bread slices with a chicken […]

Nutella Kit Kat Oreo Ice Cream Cake

Nutella Kit Kat Oreo Ice Cream Cake, a yummy homemade Best Ever Birthday Cake, made with everything kids and adults love, Nutella, Ice Cream, Oreos! Can’t get much better than this Ice Cream Cake. This was one of the first Ice Cream Cakes that I made, it was a request from my youngest daughter forContinue […]