Walnut Cake {Torta di Noci} When I am in the mood, I can spend the entire day in the kitchen testing out new recipes and recreating old family favorites. It isn’t unusual for me to visit an outdoor market first thing in the morning, and then head to the kitchenRead More →

Venice Getaway 2021 I have just one week left here in Italy, and as much as I have loved my stay here, a month is just not enough. Over the past thirteen years, we have spent six months every year in Italy at our farmhouse here in Umbria. Unfortunately, dueRead More →

Homemade Hot Chocolate Mix This easy delicious Homemade Hot Chocolate Mix is made with only 4 ingredients, or 5 ingredients if you want to make it the Italian way. And no powdered milk added. Either way gives you a mug full of comfort. Perfect for warming up during these coldRead More →

Homemade Beef Noodle Soup This beef noodle soup is a chunkier and heartier version of a classic chicken noodle soup made with tender chunks of beef, tender veggies, tons of egg noodles, and a broth brimming with a flavour. An easy homemade soup made in one pot perfect for busyRead More →

Creamy Kabocha Squash Pasta With Sausage The arrival of fall brings with it a bounty of cold weather ingredients to the marketplace, including a variety of winter squash, and a good selection of greens. I was so happy to find Kabocha squash at our local outdoor market in Deruta, thatRead More →

Friday Photos {October 22nd, 2021} It has been a whirlwind couple of weeks, which is why I missed posting photos last Friday. We took a quick trip to Venice with the pups, visited Trevi’s Festival of Black Celery and Sausage Festival, and had an amzing truffle meal in Trevi atRead More →

Cinnamon Sugar Puff Pastry Palmiers Palmiers are a fast and easy crunchy cookie recipe that you can make with storebought or homemade puff pastry. They are flavored with cinnamon sugar and have a unique shape that makes them look a lot more complicated than they really are. You will love how easy these cinnamon palmiers are to make.Cinnamon SugarRead More →