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 a science. This is certainly on of those italian family favorites … Continue reading Got Gnocchi?

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, the cookies add to the delectable desert extravaganza. While the origin … Continue reading Photo Journal: An Italian dessert table

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 cloves (smashed) 4 cups vegetable broth (i am fine with chicken, mom is … Continue reading Perfect for a cold winter night…