Honey Rosemary Focaccia

I make focaccia at least once a week. My husband loves it, as do my grandkids, who live down the street from us. As soon as my thirteen-year-old grandson walks into my house, he looks in my bread keeper to see if I have focaccia for him. Focaccia is such an easy bread to make […]

Italian Orange Cake

This Italian Orange Cake also known as La Torta All’Arancia is a traditional Italian sweet cake. It is usually served in the morning for breakfast or as an afternoon snack cake. It makes the perfect Christmas morning breakfast or brunch treat! For years the Italian has been saying can you make a cake that isContinue […]

Almond Ricotta Cookies

Christmas is the one holiday all year that I embrace with all of my being. I decorate my house with three Christmas trees plus decorations in almost every room. I buy too many gifts for family, and I bake a lot of holiday treats, and I mean a LOT! I usually make a number of […]

Winter Squash & Pear Soup

I have always loved the foods of fall, but for some reason, I am particularly enamored with chestnuts and winter squash this year. It used to be challenging to find a variety of winter squash in Italy, apart from the green squash sold everywhere that is simply named zucca. Recently, however, I found a large […]

Italian Torcetti Cookies/Biscotti

These simple Italian Torcetti Cookies/Biscotti are made with a few ingredients including cream. Crunchy and soft at the same time, they make the perfect breakfast or snack cookie treat. Serve them with a coffee, tea or how about a Cappuccino?! I love the fact that Italians don’t care and will eat cake and biscuits forContinue […]

Peanut Butter & Chocolate Biscotti

I try my best to have our biscotti jar full but am not always successful. I enjoy offering a biscotti or two to family who stops by for a quick coffee, and my husband likes to nibble on a couple after dinner. Most of my biscotti are more traditional, simple recipes that include almonds, but […]

Mashed Potato Croquettes

Mashed Potato Croquettes, made with left over mashed potatoes and a few spices. Deliciously crispy on the outside and soft and creamy on the inside. The perfect side dish or even appetizer. With the holidays fast approaching one of the most served side dishes is mashed potatoes. My mother would always make extra mashed potatoesContinue […]

10 Leftover Turkey Recipes

Leftover Turkey can be used in just about all your favorite recipes, but sometimes we just can’t figure out what to do with all of it so here are some great suggestions below for repurposing leftover holiday turkey. We all love leftover

Fall Harvest Salad With Butternut Squash, Kale, Apples, & Cranberries

If you love cooking as much as I do, it is impossible not to celebrate the arrival of each new season. Each season is a celebration of specific fruits and vegetables, and it is impossible for me to pick a favorite season because of this. I love the wide varieties of leafy greens available each […]