paninibuns

Panini Buns

I am often asked for a recipe to make good, crusty panini buns and to be honest, any good bread recipe can be used to make buns or rolls....

pizzabread

Pizza Bread

A cross between a thick crust pizza, and a pizza flavored flatbread, you’ll want to make this recipe again and again. Making this pizza bread is so easy, you...

stuffedfocaccia

Stuffed Focaccia

This is another easy focaccia recipe consisting of two round flat discs of dough surrounding a tasty spinach and cheese filling. I have used spinach, Mozzarella and Gorgonzola cheeses,...

roastedbeets

Roasted Beets

Roasting any vegetable causing a caramelization process that bring out their sweetness. When I can buy small beets at a good price I love to buy a bunch, roast...

bakedfennel

Baked Fennel

This is a light, tasty way to cook fennel. It is tender, with a crunchy outer texture and just a hint of the fennel flavor. Once baked, fennel has...

seafoodsoup

Seafood Soup Trieste Style

This traditional style of seafood soup combines shellfish with other seafood which is simmered in a tomato flavored fish stock. I love making this type of seafood soup as...

octopus

Grilled Octopus

We are always looking for new ways to cook octopus, and I recently read that fish mongers in Italy beat the octopus against the rocks by the sea to...

palermoswordfish

Palermo Style Grilled Swordfish

I first tasted swordfish cooked like this in Sicily, and it has since become my favorite way to prepare swordfish. Simple yet delicious, it can be made in mere...

beetsalad

Mixed Beet Salad

I spotted bunches of both golden and red small sized beets at our local market this weekend and could not resist buying them. We love roasted beets and enjoy...

beetgoatcheese

Fall Harvest Salad

A tasty salad mixing peppery arugula, sweet roasted beets, and goat cheese crumbles that is almost as pretty as it is delicious! I used a mix of golden and...