Italian Food

The Bean Identity – Fava Bean Puree

  The food of Italy never disappoints this Italian, especially when visiting the southern regions where my family roots can be found. After a day of …

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Happy Meal – White Bean, Chicken, And Pasta

The traditional Italian dish “pasta e fagioli” translates to “pasta and beans.” And that’s just what I’m cooking! Cannellini or white beans are the common beans …

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Top Secret Pasta Sauce – If I Tell You, I Might Have To K… You

Sunday is sauce day in a typical Italian family’s house. My grandmother followed that tradition for many years. It was expected that we had Sunday dinner …

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The Italian Roast Beef Encounter

Do I call this The Italian Roast Beef Encounter because it’s smothered in wine and tomatoes? Is it because there are about nine cloves of garlic …

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Seashore In Seaside – Foodies Delight

Well, I have to say the trip from the Portland area to Seaside takes about two and a half hours. Our trip took us seven. Why? …

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Panelle – Sicilian Street Food – Chickpea & Veggie Fritters

The food carts in Sicily that we encountered on our trips are so different than those found in the US, yet so similar. We’re not food …

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Sicilian Caponata Marries Pasta

One of my favorite things to do is to take cooking classes. Shocker I know. What I love about taking a class is learning new cooking …

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It’s All About The “Garlic” Alfredo Sauce – Try It, You’ll Like It

Alfredo sauce has intimidated cooks for years. In the Southern regions of Italy where my family originates, it is not used much because they tend to …

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Clouds, Clouds, Everywhere Are Clouds… Ricotta Limoncello Clouds

Just when I’d thought I had run out of ways to use ricotta and limoncello, these healthy (hardly seems possible) and flourless meringue clouds appeared to …

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Love Hungarian Style… Converted To Italian Style Goulash

Do you have a favorite “go-to” meal that you just have to have when you are not feeling well? Soups have such a calming and nurturing …

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Bake Someone Happy – Momma Anna’s Biscotti

When we were in Italy last Fall, we visited Manduria, where Anna lives. She is Antimo Cimino’s mother and the sweetest lady on the planet. She …

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Somewhere Over The Rainbow – You’ll Find Artisan Pasta

When you think of a rainbow, I’m sure you don’t automatically think of rainbow-colored artisan pasta… or do you? If nothing else, this blog might encourage …

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