Baby, it has been real cold outside! We have had two snowstorms already this January. Anything that can warm you up from inside out is necessary on these days. This White Bean, Kale, and Pancetta soup has ton of flavor. Adding in kale and carrots makes it super hearty. The pancetta and sherry in the […]

Recently the women’s group at my church held a fundraiser. Each participant took 3 containers and filled them with whatever they could think of. We had soups, sauces, chili, salads, and other yummy concoctions.  I chose to make a butternut squash soup with caramelized onions. The sweet onions were a perfect compliment to the butternut […]

Every Christmas Eve I look forward to my Dad making, Zuppa di Clams. We celebrate the Italian Tradition of the 7 fishes on Christmas Eve. While my mom, sisters and I are busy prepping for Christmas Day, my Dad takes over Christmas Eve. In preparation he brings all the men in the family to Arthur […]

Roasted tomato soup is the perfect way to elevate a classic. For one of my Christmas parties I had individual martini glasses with the soup and croutons topping it. This was a big hit. Not only was it an adorable display but it was tasty as well! The tomato soup recipe and the the croutons […]

Christmas came early for me this year when I was given the opportunity to work with the Italian cookware company, Lagostina. As part of their Heritage Collection Lagostina has a casserole that is especially designed to be used when making Risotto. This pan has boasts a multi-layer design that allows for optimal distribution. Making risotto […]

This recipe definitely qualifies for “Meatless Monday.”  As the crisp fall air comes upon us we start to crave comfort food. This creamy, tangy, cheesy sauce is the answer to the comfort craving. Having spinach and mushrooms in it also makes it feel like you are doing something good for yourself!

Snow days always evoke a lot of emotions in people. Some feel the dread of shoveling, grey skies, and being stuck indoors. Others panic running out to the store to stock up on enough groceries to last them a month. Although the snowstorm may only have us home bound for a maximum of two days. […]