Italian Spring Salad

I love springtime in Italy! Everything is so beautiful and green. I love to get my planting done so that we’ll have beautiful flowers and vegetables in the summer. (After all, there is nothing better than fresh off-the-vine tomatoes!) While the flowers may be in bloom, the vegetable garden is not quite ready for prime time!… Continue reading Italian Spring Salad

Tuscan Bean Soup

Leftovers, I love them; but I know there are people out there, shockingly, who don’t like them. If you repurpose your leftovers into something new, they really aren’t leftovers, but a whole new meal that can be completed more quickly. When I make dinner, I always try to figure out what to do with the… Continue reading Tuscan Bean Soup

Red Lentil Ragu

Happy New Year! Welcome, 2017! Hello from post number 100! After the holiday season of non-stop eating and drinking, I’m sure that I’m not alone in wanting to put some lighter-calorie meals on the menu! Italians are extremely passionate about their food. It’s one of the many reasons why Italian food is so fabulous. I read… Continue reading Red Lentil Ragu

Italian Comfort Food – Beef Osso Bucco

With the weather getting slightly cooler and fall upon us, it’s time to warm up to some comfort food, Italian style! This is one of the classics! Osso Bucco means “bone hole” in Italian, which is appropriate as this dish from the Piedmont region is traditionally made with veal shank. The “O” of the bone is filled… Continue reading Italian Comfort Food – Beef Osso Bucco

Pumpkin (lightly) Spice Soup

The weather has gotten cooler and the leaves are almost off the trees. At mealtime, light summer salads are replaced by warming fall soups. While in the past, I would have said that Pumpkins are something that are carved for Hallowe’en or baked into a pie, you can’t turn a corner now without seeing “Pumpkin Spice” something,… Continue reading Pumpkin (lightly) Spice Soup

Roasted Garlic-Parmesan Cauliflower

I love cauliflower. Even though people have been eating it since 6 BC, it seems like all of a sudden it has become super popular this year. I don’t know if it’s because people started to eat it as a gluten-free option (cauliflower can be used for gluten-free pizza), or if everyone just realized “hey, cauliflower… Continue reading Roasted Garlic-Parmesan Cauliflower

Thanksgiving Thai Turkey Soup

Thanksgiving is a great time for family and friends to get together. There is usually plenty of food which usually results in lots of leftovers, and especially turkey leftovers! Now, while I love turkey sandwiches, there are only so many of them that I can eat. On top of that, after all of that Thanksgiving… Continue reading Thanksgiving Thai Turkey Soup