Got Gnocchi?

One of my family favorite meals from my Southern Italian culture has become an essential hearty comfort food. Gnocchi (NYOHK/kee) is the perfect meal to heal the soul. It is an authentic evening meal that is undeniably good on those cold winter nights or snowy Sunday afternoons. Most cooking and baking is an art and aContinue reading “Got Gnocchi?”

Italy-A Photo Journal

Viva Italia! (Long Live Italy) The other day  I was sharing a memory of a trip to Italy with my friend Christine. She was planning a backpack trip to Europe that would include a trip to Italy. This inspired me to gather my loose photo’s and journal a few memories of Italy. This collage ofContinue reading “Italy-A Photo Journal”

A Vegetable right?

By popular demand…I am sharing one of my best cake recipes. Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting. As many people know, I love to cook & bake in my free time. Cooking dinner after a long day of work, not so much. However,  cooking & baking to share with family and friends is a differentContinue reading “A Vegetable right?”

Photo Journal: An Italian dessert table

The cookie table has strong ties to Italian communities and Catholic sacraments such as; Baptism, Confirmation and Marriage. Hundreds of Italian cookies on trays, each one with a unique favor, decorate the table. At Italian weddings, trays of cookies surround the wedding cake. As if the tiers and tiers of white frosted cake is not enough, theContinue reading “Photo Journal: An Italian dessert table”

Ciao Mama!

One of our family favorite cookies, that is a pillar for any celebration, wedding, birthday,  Christmas or Easter is the Biscotti (bee/SKHOT/tee). Now one might think this is a typical  recipe, but I must tell you this is not true in my family. There is only one biscotti recipe in my family and that is Mom’s.Continue reading “Ciao Mama!”

Perfect for a cold winter night…

This is my favorite minestrone soup recipe. Perfect comfort food on a cold winters night. A crusty peasant bread, rounds this meal in a bowl. Simple to change the mood of the night. Ingredients: 3 tbs olive oil 1 small yellow onion (chopped, small) 3 zucchini (diced) 1 cup green beans (frozen cut italian cut) 3 celery stalks (chopped) 2 garlics clovesContinue reading “Perfect for a cold winter night…”