BBQ Oven-Baked Ribs Baked Spare Ribs in a delicious easy sweet and tangy sauce. You only need five ingredients and I’m sharing the easiest way to make tender baked ribs – they are Perfect served over rice or on their own.  I love to share my mom’s recipes – she was a great cook and her recipes are always simple,Read More →

Fluffy Lactose Free Pancakes Lactose Free Pancakes, are so fast and easy to make from scratch. Light, fluffy, and delicious – they will be your new go-to dairy-free pancakes recipe. Whenever our eldest daughter comes back home for a visit, we plan family and friends get-togethers and, of course, sheRead More →

Pancotto Recipe Just as “acquacotta” explains its make up,  “water and a little more”, so does “pancotto,” which means “bread, water and a little more!” But unlike acquacotta, which is typically from Maremma, pancotto  is common to many Italian regions. Like so many ancient dishes with humble and peasant origins,Read More →

Easy No-Bake Brownie Cheesecake Parfait No-Bake Brownie Cheesecake Parfait is a delicious decadent dessert. Layers of brownie bites, creamy cheesecake, homemade chocolate glaze, toasted coconut, and more. This Brownie Cheesecake Parfait is your Perfect Dessert. No-bake desserts are one of my favourite because why turn on the oven if you don’t have to? Especially during the summer when it’s hot – when it gets to be AugustRead More →

Italian Lemon Biscotti (Cantucci) Lemon Biscotti, a classic Italian cookie recipe that is crunchy and nutty with toasted hazelnuts and almonds. Biscotti is easy to make, and the lemon flavor in these cookies is just perfect. A great cookie any time of year! The absolute best cookie for dunking in coffee (or wine, as Italians often do) is biscotti. Biscotti are twice-baked cookies that are crunchy and soRead More →

Cheesy Baked Tortellini This Cheesy Baked Tortellini is the perfect anytime Dinner. Fast and Simple, a Delicious Family Meal with a homemade tomato sauce, cheese, and tortellini pasta. I could eat pasta every day but we don’t because as much as we love it, the Italian has been told by his doctor to cut backRead More →

Pizza di Ricotta Recipe The Apulian tradition is rich in desserts with inimitable taste. When Easter approaches in Puglia, it is traditional to prepare pizza di ricotta. This shortcrust pie — essentially a ricotta-based cheesecake — is usually filled with ricotta, chocolate chips, and candied fruit. Of course, this dessertRead More →

Classic Cheesecake Learn how to make the Best Classic Cheesecake that’s creamy and delicious. This is a baked cheesecake recipe made the traditional way with a graham cracker crust and topped with fruit sauce and berries. It’s the perfect dessert centerpiece! Sometimes only a classic will do, and there’s nothingRead More →

Rustic Lasagna Cups Lasagna Cups are a fun twist on lasagna and great for dinner or as a party appetizer. Layers of pasta, meat sauce, and cheese baked as cute little cups is a delicious way to enjoy your favorite Italian lasagna. I first started making these rustic lasagna cups when my girls were young. My youngest daughterRead More →

Pesto alla Trapanese Pesto alla Trapanese is a famous and delicious Sicilian sauce. It is one of those dishes you must try at least once in your life.  The History of Pesto alla Trapanese  The story goes that pesto alla trapanese, also known as agghiata trapanisa, originated  in the portRead More →