lemonpannacotta

Limoncello Panna Cotta With Black Cherry Sauce

I love to cook for guests but there are times when after a multi-course dinner you just cannot enjoy a heavy or rich dessert. At those times a panna...

coffeemacs3

Coffee Macarons With Nutella Ganache

This was the first batch of macarons I have ever tried and luck must have been on my side because they turned out really well. These are French macarons,...

onionpizza

Cannara Onion Pizza

Having recently visited the Festa della Cipolla in Cannara, I simply couldn’t get this delicious flatbread, or pizza as they called it, off my mind until I made it...

radicchiolasagna

Lasagna With Caramelized Radicchio, Onions & Crispy Pancetta

We visited the seaside in Le Marche a while back and although we ate a lot of wonderful seafood dishes, one dish we tasted and really enjoyed was this...

plumjam

Plum Jam

This is one of my favorite jams to make as it isn’t too sweet and has a gorgeous jewel color. I love to use this jam as a filling...

peachgelato1

Fresh Peach Gelato

I seem to be on peach binge lately but really when they are at their absolute peak is there really any better fruit? I love a great fruit flavored...

peachcoffeecake

Fresh Peach Breakfast Cake

This is an easy breakfast or coffee cake that can be pulled together in minutes and is very moist and delicious. It isn’t too sweet so it would be...

figonionrelish1n

Savory Sweet Fig Onion Relish

We have a clump of wild fig trees that are growing neglected in the field behind our property here in Umbria and as soon as they begun to ripen,...

spicedfigjam

Spiced Fig Jam

When figs are in season, I try and find as many uses for them as I can, and here in Umbria we are lucky enough to have an immense...

stuffedmush1

Ricotta Stuffed Mushrooms

I love mushrooms just about any way you can cook them but one of my favorite preparations has to be to stuff them. This stuffed mushroom is a little...