As the warmer weather hits and the grill is fired up the craving for a burger may hit. Even the biggest carnivore will not deny the satisfying flavor of these caramelized portobello mushroom burgers. Blending mushrooms with meat or using them as a substitute is not only healthier for you but the planet as well. […]

As the month of March approaches we start to see signs of spring. It is almost time to usher in sunnier and warmer days. We look for ways to brighten up our food as well as our tables. I recently had the opportunity to share some great spring recipes with  Hidden Hills Magazine . Seeing […]

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Our Christmas Eve is traditionally laid back and more casual. My dad cooks up a 7 Fishes feast while my mom and I prepare for Christmas Day. The menu on Christmas Eve follows Italian tradition and we have dishes that are mostly centered around fish.  My dad makes shrimp, lobster, and clams all different ways. […]

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My family has been really getting into brussels sprouts. It is no longer that dreaded vegetable but rather a welcomed guest at the table. After the summer months fade away and the chill claims the air salads become more obsolete on the table. The “winter” salad has become a more emerging trend. Inspired by my […]

Sometimes I feel like I forget about the simple things when cooking. I am always trying to create something new, or think of something first. Which is almost impossible with so much available to us in the way of recipes. I have to remind myself that is okay to cook and share my everyday meals. […]

One of my favorite things to eat on Easter besides lamb is the “Pizzagaina.” It has all my favorites including provolone cheese, Italian ham and sweet sopressata. Just like any traditional dish everyone has their own recipe. This is one I have been using for years, it comes from my Nonna. The recipe for the […]

  You can use frozen meatballs for this, but I decided to give you my mom’s master meatball recipe. This is because I love all of you more than frozen meatballs. However, you can freeze these meatballs after you fry them for up to a month. When you are ready to use them just simmer […]

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 […]

I am in denial that summer is coming to an end. Pumpkin spice is starting to creep into my life, and I am going back to school tomorrow. I am still savoring every last minute of freedom and 90 degree weather. In my rebellion I decided to take every tomato I had in the house […]

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. […]