cranberryjam

Pink Grapefruit & Cranberry Marmalade

When we are in Umbria for six months every year I make a number of different types of jams and jellies that I share with our farmhouse guests. Unfortunately...

pepperjelly1

Hot Pepper Jelly

With the holidays quickly approaching, I’m busy getting some special treats completed ahead of time so that when my family all arrive I can spend time with them and...

applerelish3

Apple, Garlic & Jalapeno Relish

I recently headed to a local specialty food store to look for a relish or chutney to go along with a pork tenderloin I was making that evening. I...

nutella3

Chocolate Hazelnut Spread

Nutella is a very popular Italian hazelnut and chocolate spread with many uses. In my house, my grandkids love to spread it on their toast when they visit (a...

porktenderloin1

Apple Stuffed Pork Tenderloin

Pork tenderloin is a delicious, low fat entree that is easy to prepare and is great stuffed. Pork tenderloin is in fact one of the leanest meats available, and...

parmpepperbiscotti2

Pecorino Cheese & Black Pepper Biscotti

I wanted to make some savory biscotti for over the holidays that would be great to have on hand to serve to guests with a nice glass of red...

chocbarktop

Dark Chocolate Bark With Cranberries & Pistachios

This is such an easy, elegant treat to make and once you’ve made it once you’ll want to do so over and over again. Basically, chocolate bark is simply...

sun-driedtompestotop

Sun-Dried Tomato & Chili Pesto

I recently discovered this amazing sauce or pesto that I have fallen in love with. Although I’ve made sun-dried tomato pesto many times before and thoroughly enjoyed it each...

applestreusalmuffins

Apple Cream Cheese Muffins

I am always looking for new apple recipes that I can use at our farmhouse in Umbria. Since our last name translates as “apples”, we named our farmhouse rental...

cranberry

Spiced Cranberry Orange Relish

I really enjoy cranberries, and since they are not available year round, I often buy a few bags and store them in my freezer for later when fresh ones...