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Glazed Cinnamon Rolls

Melt in your mouth, gooey and delicious Glazed Cinnamon Rolls

Glazed Cinnamon Rolls When I was still a young girl, somewhere between seven and nine years old, my passion was already cooking. If our parents went out for the evening I’d pull out a cookbook (that my mother never used, by the way) and pick out a recipe to make. It was my only opportunity…

Panettone

Fresh baked panettone are the perfect dessert for your holiday table!

Christmas is around the corner and once again it’s time to make panettone, the Italian classic sweet bread loaf that you find on every Italian table during the holidays. Panettone requires a full day including three risings, so if you decide to make your own panettone be sure to allot the necessary time to bake…

Corn bread and muffins

Corn bread and muffins made with freshly ground cornmeal

Corn bread and muffins are one of my favorite accompaniments to a meal, at breakfast, or anytime. I love them slathered with butter and drizzled with honey, or just on their own. Corn bread and muffins took on a new dimension several years ago when I began using a mill attachment for my KitchenAid. I…

Creamy Asparagus Soup with Poached Eggs

Creamy asparagus soup with poached eggs

Creamy Asparagus Soup with Poached Eggs: There’s nothing better than a one dish meal and this soup certainly satisfies everything you’d look for: fabulous taste, protein, vegetables, and warm creaminess. I first made this recipe with a group of culinary aficionados who get together twice yearly to experiment with new recipes. Originally the recipe appeared…

Apple Pie

Apple Pie

Apple Pie Apple pie is at the very top of my comfort food list. Add a scoop of ice cream or, better yet, a drizzling of fresh cream and it moves a step higher into culinary nirvana. Apple pie is delicious year-round and is dead easy to make. Two pieces of equipment that make apple…

Fennel, Sliced Orange & Olive Salad

Shaved fennel, orange and olive salad

Fennel, Sliced Orange and Olive Salad   There’s nothing like the fresh crunchy flavor of fennel bulbs and they’re a perfect ingredient in this fennel, sliced orange and olive salad. I put fennel in just about any kind of salad; use a mandolin to slice fennel paper thin for your salad. Fennel tend to turn…

Supplì al Telefono: Roman-style Stuffed Rice Balls

Luscious meat and cheese stuffed rice balls

Roman-style Stuffed Rice Balls, known in Rome as Supplì al Telefono are a classic of Roman cuisine…the roman version of street food. These luscious rice balls are stuffed with meat and cheese. As you bite into the supplì the melted cheese stretches out and resembles a telephone cord; hence the name “al telefono”. Originally the meat used to…

Chicken with red peppers and tomatoes

Chickenandpeppers2

Chicken with Red Peppers and Tomatoes Traditionally chicken with red peppers and tomatoes is a summer dish; it’s one of the wonderful ways to use the abundance of red and yellow peppers from the garden. It happens to be great just about anytime of the year…warm & hearty, it falls squarely into the great comfort…

Capri…again.

I can’t help it; I’m back in Capri…again. Just for a day and a night to get my fix of Caprese flavors and another rollercoaster of jaw dropping views. Take a look and you’ll see why I keep coming back. Constantly. A gate with a view, Via Tragara, Capri… Insalata di seppia tiepida al limone…

Nocino: Walnut Liqueur

Nocino (walnut) liqueur making

Recipes that stem from the intertwining of tradition, harvest times, annual festivals and holidays…like this nocino liqueur… are by far my favorites. So often it’s people’s lives, the seasons and history that establish culinary tradition. Nocino isn’t prepared only in Italy but it’s at the very least one of its places of origin. Like many…