Cherry Almond Loaf Some recipes come from inspiration while other recipes are simply born out of need as this one was. I first made this loaf years ago. Cherry season had just begun in Umbria and I was really craving some fresh, sweet cherries. I really do love cherries, butRead More →

Roasted Root Vegetable Medley During the colder months, I love to roast trays full of vegetables to enjoy for lunch or dinner throughout the week. Roasting any vegetable allows the natural sugars to caramelize which enhances their flavor. Although you can roast just about any type of vegetable, a mixRead More →

Blood Orange Loaf During the cold, snowy months of winter, nothing perks me up more than citrus fruit. At least if you have to deal with freezing temperatures, icy roads, and have to shovel snow to get to your chicken coop, you have to find something that brings you joy.Read More →

Creamy Roasted Carrot Soup Carrots are one vegetable we often ignore, and it is rare for anyone to tell you that carrots are their favorite vegetable. Carrots are one of those vegetables that I often use in the kitchen in soups, salads, and stews, but until recently, it wasn’t oneRead More →

Calabrian Chili Pepper Pasta I kept seeing Calabrian chili peppers popping up in a variety of recipes across the internet the past few months, and being curious I had to order some. Nduja, the spicy Calabrian soft salami has been around for a few years, and I always have someRead More →

Caponata {New Version} Caponata is a Sicilian recipe combining a variety of vegetables that is often served as an antipasto dish. It can also be a veggie side dish to serve with roasted or grilled meat or even on a panini. My favorite way to enjoy caponata is with someRead More →

Gingerbread Crinkle Cookies Although I enjoy all the holidays we celebrate throughout the year, Christmas is my very favorite holiday, and I love going crazy decorating the house, baking way too many cookies, and hosting family get-togethers. I tend to go a tad overboard with my holiday baking but itRead More →