Three Cheese Chicken Cavatappi

Three Cheese Chicken Cavatappi

Three Cheese Chicken Cavatappi is a recipe I conjured up based on an entree from Applebee’s Restaurant that I ate one time. Tender fried chicken pieces layered over a pile of cheesy pasta and topped with a delicious-tomato basil topping. It’s easy enough for a …

A Traditional Italian Dinner

A Traditional Italian Dinner

Here’s a Traditional Italian Dinner I served to our family with six courses that lasted over 2 hours. This type of meal is more like an event–perhaps on a Sunday afternoon with family and friends and plan for plenty of visiting in-between courses. Because there are …

Fettuccine with Truffle Sauce and Asparagus

Fettuccine with Truffle Sauce and Asparagus

I love Italian food and making my own pasta. This Fettuccine with Truffle Sauce and Asparagus is a perfect second course (Primi) for a traditional Italian meal. Or served as a side dish with shrimp or steak. This truffle sauce is basically an Alfredo Sauce …

Skillet Gnocchi and Brussels Sprouts

Skillet Gnocchi and Brussels Sprouts

I’ve recently become a fan of homemade gnocchi and this Skillet Gnocchi and Brussels Sprouts is so easy and delicious to make, you’ll be coming up with all kinds of meals to serve it with! Cooking on a cast iron skillet brings me such satisfaction. …

Baked Gruyere Cheese Dip

Baked Gruyere Cheese Dip

This Baked Gruyere Cheese Dip is a delicious recipe I tried for a wine and cheese tasting party I had with my hubby. Of all the dishes I experimented with that evening, we both liked this one best. I’ve since made it for our family …

Cast Iron Skillet Frittata

Cast Iron Skillet Frittata

Cast Iron Skillet Frittata is an easy, delicious, and very colorful recipe to make for your family for breakfast. Loaded with lots of vegetables and topped with cheddar cheese. So yummy. Perfect for the holidays, or anytime you’re looking for a filling breakfast. I like …

Cranberry Bakewell Tart

Cranberry Bakewell Tart

This Cranberry Bakewell Tart recipe is my attempt at a traditional British tea pastry. Lined with a buttery shortbread crust, and filled with almond cream (frangipane) and a thick delicious cranberry sauce, it received a thumbs up from our daughters. A couple years ago, when …

Double Chocolate Biscotti with Almonds

Double Chocolate Biscotti with Almonds

I’m a huge fan of biscotti and always thought it would be too difficult to make, but it’s so easy! This Double Chocolate Biscotti with almonds recipe is delicious and earned a thumbs up from my family. Perfect for a Holiday Cookie Tray, a Christmas …

Cherry Pistachio Biscotti Cookies

Cherry Pistachio Biscotti Cookies

These Cherry Pistachio Biscotti Cookies are absolutely wonderful. Crunchy butter cookies flavored with dried cherries and chopped pistachio nuts. So delicious, and perfect with a cup of tea or coffee. They make delightful Christmas food gifts. Just wrap some up in a clear plastic sack …

Ragu Bolognese with Homemade Pappardelle

Ragu Bolognese with Homemade Pappardelle

I love trying new recipes especially classic Italian and French dishes. Here’s my take on Ragu Bolognese with Homemade Pappardelle. This dish simmers on the stove for hours, cooking down to a dense, flavor intense sauce, that’s simply wonderful. Comfort Food, Italian-style. I actually tried …