Asparagus, Ham, & Cheese Puffs Easter is quickly approaching, and when I think of Easter, I think of holiday brunch. I am not usually one to enjoy big breakfasts, but there is something about a holiday brunch based around spring vegetables that is particularly appealing. Eggs Benedict is one ofRead More →

Erbazzone What is Erbazzone? Crisp, light, fresh, and delicious, this is Erbazzone. Erbazzone is a thin savory pie made from a simple pastry filled with fresh greens, meat, and Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese. It is a specialty of the Reggio-Emilia cuisine and makes for a tasty and healthy snack or lunch.  ARead More →

Broccoli Rabe With Potatoes Cima di Rape con Patate ~ This is one of those easy homey recipes that one imagines that the people out in the farmlands of Italy eat. Rustic, country cooking at it’s best. This vegetable dish is great with grilled sausages, or a nice roasted chickenRead More →

Easter Taralli These Easter Taralli are slightly sweet. They have a light bready texture with are covered in a simple glaze. Boiled then baked they are an Italian Easter tradition. There are basically 2 types of taralli, sweet and savory. This sweet recipe is easy to make and perfect anytimeRead More →

Easter Egg Tiramisu Homemade Tiramisu served in chocolate eggs is an easy Easter dessert recipe. The tiramisu is cold and creamy with coffee-soaked ladyfingers and mascarpone filling – it’s served in hollow chocolate eggs for a fun presentation for a holiday meal. If you want a festive dessert this year,Read More →

Italian Chicken Boscaiola This easy Chicken Boscaiola is creamy and delicious. A creamy mushroom Italian chicken recipe that is perfectly spiced and can be served as a family or special occasion get together. A reader recently asked if I had a recipe for Pollo alla Boscaiola, I had eaten itRead More →

Italian Easter Sweet Bread Easter Sweet Bread is a loaf of soft bread studded with raisins and brushed with sugar glaze before serving. This type of yeast bread is a traditional bread recipe enjoyed by Italians during the Easter holiday.  If it’s Easter, it’s time to bake, and, of course,Read More →

Easter Menu Easter Sunday in an Italian home is a joyous occasion spent with family and friends. Typical of Italian cuisine, most holiday tables are planned around seasonal favorites, and springtime is a wonderful season for doing just that. Artichokes, fava beans, baby peas, and asparagus fill the market standsRead More →