Sautéed Pepper & Onion Pasta We have two raised garden beds that are fully fenced to keep the critters out. The past two years, we’ve had no problem apart from the time I found ten wild turkeys munching their way through my lettuce. This year, however, the deer are jumpingRead More →

Rustic Semolina Lemon & Rosemary Cake I have made a number of cakes similar to this one, specifically cakes that include both cornmeal and olive oil and are flavored with citrus, but this particular cake will certainly become one of my all time favorites. I used both a finely groundRead More →

Pasta alla Gricia I first enjoyed a bowl of this simple pasta in Rome, and after my first bite, I fell in love with this simple yet tasty dish. I have enjoyed this dish many times since I first tasted it over thirty years ago. Still, I fell in loveRead More →

Roasted Applesauce Cake Many years ago, I posted my favorite way to prepare applesauce which involves roasting the apples, bringing out and enhancing the best flavor possible. One of my favorite recipes to use this delicious Roasted Applesauce is in this rustic applesauce cake, which is delicious for breakfast or a mid-morningRead More →

Veal Meatballs With Sage And Marsala There are few dishes as comforting as a big bowl of tender meatballs covered in a flavorful sauce. I first made these meatballs probably over twenty years ago and have made them often over the years when I want something quick and easy to prepare. PolpettineRead More →

Fennel Parmesan {Finocchi alla Parmigiana} Everyone is familiar with Eggplant Parmesan, but did you realize you could the replace eggplant with other vegetables such as artichokes or fennel? Fennel is usually available late summer, but I recently found nice firm bulbs on sale at my local grocery store so IRead More →

Perfect Sour Cream Lemon Pound Cake I have been on a mission recently trying to find the perfect pound cake recipe. I have to admit that I probably baked six-pound cakes in the past three months to find a pound cake that met all of my requirements. Pound cakes are,Read More →