countrybean

Tuscan Country Bean Soup

Prepared properly, this soup is creamy, and rich in flavor. The key to adding a depth of flavor, is to cook the beans with flavoring ingredients first, and then...

favasoup

Fava Bean Soup

Fresh fava beans are available every spring and are a very versatile and healthy vegetable that can be used in an unlimited number of ways. Fava beans can be...

beefbarley

Beef Barley Soup

A hearty rich soup, perfect for those cooler days. Add some crusty Italian bread, a crisp green mixed salad and some fruit for dessert to create a complete meal....

octopussalad

Octopus alla La Risacca 6

After a recent trip to Italy, I was anxious to try the recipe we were given by the owners of my favorite seafood restaurant in Milan for making their...

whitefishcitrus

Halibut with Citrus Butter Sauce

Halibut has a meaty texture that lends itself to many different preparations. It is so tender and delicious though, I usually prefer simply searing it, then baking it until...

salmongreensauce

Salmon With Green Sauce

Salmone in Salsa Verde ~ This recipe is as pretty as it is delicious. A tangy green sauce is drizzled over tender roasted pink salmon steaks to create a...

5minutesauce

Quick All Purpose Tomato Sauce

The trick to this sauce is simply to use the best ingredients possible, and if your tomatoes do not taste great right out of the can, find another brand....

wintercaprese

Winter Caprese Salad

One of my favorite lunches is insalata caprese, or a salad of fresh tomatoes, buffalo mozzarella and basil. Unfortunately, it is often difficult to obtain fresh, ripe, good tasting...

fennelsalad2

Fennel Citrus Salad

Fennel is a very crunchy, fresh vegetable with a mild licorice flavor. Delicious baked or eaten raw, it can be prepared in a variety of ways. This simple salad recipe uses...

caesarsalad

Caesar Salad

Although this salad recipe is not traditional Italian and will not be found on any true restaurant menu in Italy, I have decided to include it on my site...