Tiramisu with Cream Cheese

Tiramisu with Cream Cheese

Tiramisu with Cream Cheese is a delicious recipe to try the next time you serve an Italian dinner for your family! Although not exactly traditional to this classic Italian dessert due to the use of cream cheese instead of mascarpone, it’s very close to traditional. …

Frog Eye Pasta Salad

Frog Eye Pasta Salad

Many years ago, when I was first married, my mother-in-law served Frog Eye Pasta Salad at one of our family gatherings. I had never seen or tasted it before and thought it was quite wonderful. Of course, the name really catches your eye and imagination …

Garlic Bean Risotto with Brisket

Garlic Bean Risotto with Brisket

This Garlic Bean Risotto with Brisket is one I came up with one day when I had some leftover brisket in my fridge and a hankering to accomplish making homemade risotto. Adding the white beans just sounded yummy. I like to nickname this recipe Cowboy …

Tuna with Parsley and Capers

Tuna with Parsley and Capers

 Tuna with Parsley and Capers is a delicious and easy way to prepare tuna steaks. The parsley, caper, and lemon sauce enhances the flavor of the tuna remarkably well and gives this simple dish stunning appeal that you would expect from fine dining. I was …

Mediterranean Garden Vegetable Salad

Mediterranean Garden Vegetable Salad

This Mediterranean Garden Vegetable Salad is a delicious recipe to make when you want more than a lettuce salad with your dinner, but still desire something light and refreshing. I love that it uses bunches of garden vegetables and that it is so easy to …

Crispy Italian Pizzelle Cookies

Crispy Italian Pizzelle Cookies

The first time I tasted a Pizzelle, I fell in love with the light, crispy cookie. They have a lovely design, practically melt in your mouth, and are perfect with a cup of tea or coffee. What are Pizzelles? Pizzelle comes from the Italian word …

Spaghetti Sauce and Mighty Meatballs

Spaghetti Sauce and Mighty Meatballs

Our family loves Italian food, especially when I make my homemade Spaghetti Sauce and Mighty Meatballs. The sauce cooks long and slow and fills the kitchen with such a delightful aroma it makes everyone hungry. Plus, it’s a wonderful recipe to make with kids, who …

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 …