Savory Ricotta Cakes

I fell in love once again with ricotta cheese while we were in Italy as the cheese there is in my mind unsurpassed to anywhere else. Having a container...

Wild Sautéed Greens

While in Italy recently we thoroughly enjoyed the wide variety of different greens available. One green vegetable we bought a few times already prepared from our local grocery deli...

Veal & Artichoke Stew

Spezzatino di Vitello con Carciofi ~ Having recently spent almost two months in Umbria in what must be the coldest time of the year, we were constantly craving savory stews...

Rustic Jam Crostata

Italians often do not eat a lot of desserts unless it is for a holiday or special celebration, but one dessert you often see in bakeries and trattorias is...

Sweet Ricotta Fritters

In Italy, Carnevale is the last celebration before lent begins on Ash Wednesday. Lent has historically been the time before Easter when many Catholics deprive themselves of something they...