Italian

Apricot Italian Cornetti (brioche)

The Italian cornetto is a cross over between a French croissant and brioche.  It contains less butter than its French counterpart, making it slightly more...

salmon with fresh pesto

Fresh pesto can be delicious on a variety of different fishes but work especially well with the a luscious piece of salmon fillet. If you cannot be bothered with making...

Lemon risotto with a dab of pesto

Incredibly delicate with the perfume of lemons.  A beautifully balanced dish that brings forth the essence of each ingredient work in harmony.  This recipe is delicious and creates a dish...

roasted potatoes with garlic & rosemary

These potatoes are my go-to side dish because not only are they easy to prepare but complement many different types of proteins- chicken, beef and fish. Many recipes require you...

swordfish with tomatoes & olives

Fish.  Many people are afraid of cooking any type of fish because there is a tendency to overcook it.  To this I say do not be afraid!  The key is...

Easy Cacio & Pepe Pasta

I have been making this pasta forever and am never disappointed.  With just a few ingredients- pasta, cheese, butter, olive oil, salt and ground pepper- you have a delicious dish....

simply delicious mini frittatas

An easy, delightful and wonderful method to serve eggs for a group of people.  Mini or cupcake size, the frittatas can be partially prepared in...

It’s pesto

Fresh basil has such a strong, wonderful fragrance.  It fills a room with its aroma and just begs to be put into some amazing dish. Liguria is a region in...

tiramisu di Alessandra

My very good friend Alessandra is from Padua, Italy and a fantastic cook.  Actually, both she and her husband, Luigi, are incredible hosts.  An invitation to dinner from them is...

a perfect pasta Bolognese

There are hundreds of different Bolognese sauces but this one is my favorite.  The use of two different type meats, using pork or veal along with the beef, makes the...

fresh and easy tomato sauce

This sauce is quite simple and is made with fresh cherry or baby tomatoes – I like to mini San Marzano Plum tomatoes but buy what is the freshest or...

roasted kale with chickpeas

Roasting kale, as in this recipe, makes a wonderful side dish, complement to fish or meat and even a tasty snack.  You can complete all...