Pasta with Broccoli Rabe (Brocoletti) Pasta with Broccoli Rabe is a quick, easy good for you Italian Pasta Recipe. Garlic, olive oil, and a sprinkling of Parmesan Cheese make it perfect. It’s a delicious weeknight Comfort Food Dinner idea. Orecchiette Pasta with Broccoli is my absolute favourite Pasta Dish andRead More →

Vanilla Almond Cupcakes These Vanilla Almond Cupcakes are topped with a Maple Cream Cheese Frosting. This is an easy small- batch cupcake recipe. They are quick, easy, and ready in about 20 minutes! So good! When my girls were small, cupcakes were not really a thing in Italy so I loved making them for them to share with friends.Read More →

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 →

Simple Italian Meatballs Simple Italian Meatballs are a delicious, easy meatball recipe made with ground beef, bread crumbs, Parmesan, and herbs. They are cooked on the stove in olive oil and lightly simmered in a little broth, so they are tender and moist. Serve them alone or with pasta or rice for a hearty, savory dinner. I have several meatballRead 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 →