calamaristew

Calamari Stew

This is a dish I had eaten a number of times in Italy but have never made at home myself until just recently. Calamari is best cooked either very...

roastlambleg

Roast Spring Lamb

This is a very elegant yet easy recipe for roasted lamb that would be wonderful for a spring Sunday dinner. We like our roast lamb on the rare end...

prosciutto

Prosciutto Cheese Bread

I have received a large number of requests for an Easter bread that contains cheese and ham or prosciutto. This recipe is similar to savory breads eaten around Easter...

caulicolored2

Lemon Oven Roasted Cauliflower

I have just this past year learned to appreciate how delicious both cauliflower and broccoli are when roasted in the oven until just fork tender and golden brown, and...

stuffedshells6

Stuffed Shells

My granddaughter Sarah at age 6 loves to help out in the kitchen, so when I am spending time with her I am always looking for recipes she can...

fennelbechamel

Fennel in Béchamel Sauce With Parmesan Cheese

This is such a simple yet elegant recipe that I often make it to go along with braised or roasted meat. Rich and creamy with just a crunch from...

artichokespancetta

Artichokes With Warm Pancetta Dressing

I must confess that artichokes have got to be one of my very favorite vegetables and when I can buy them fresh I love to experiment with new recipes....

onionfocaccianew

Onion And Guanciale Focaccia

When we were packing up our farmhouse in Umbria getting ready to head back home, I did my best to use up all the fresh ingredients I had in...

radicchiosausage2

Risotto With Radicchio And Sausage

A recipe for a simple, basic risotto is one that can be built on by adding almost anything from vegetables to seafood. In this recipe I used a combination...

ricottacakes

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...