Italian

tiramisu da 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...

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. Making a fresh pesto, which...

a perfect Bolognese sauce

Bolognese sauce is like beef stew or a curry.  It tastes even better the day after making it.  All the lovely flavors have blended together which makes it a good...

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 get what is the freshest or easiest. ...

roasted kale with chick peas

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...