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

Sweet and Smokey Potato Soup

Sweet potatoes are showing up everywhere. Want a “healthy” french fry? Sweet potato fries. Want a colourful mash for Thanksgiving or any other family get-together? Sweet potato mashed potatoes (and, if you’re old enough to remember, sweet potato mashed potatoes topped with marshmallows). Sweet potato soup? Why not! Remember when we made Chicken Tinga Tacos for National Taco Day? We used chipotle peppers… Continue reading Sweet and Smokey Potato Soup

Tuscan Tomato Soup (Pappa al Pomodoro)

The other day I was at the Arezzo Antique Market with my friend Nan. I’m a big fan of the Antique Market and have furnished much of the house with furniture and other pieces that I’ve found at the market (click on the Arezzo Finds page to see some of the great items I’ve seen there).… Continue reading Tuscan Tomato Soup (Pappa al Pomodoro)

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

Mushroom Cheese Tart

Welcome to December! Holiday season and entertaining are fast approaching!  With this in mind, the next few weeks of posts are going to showcase things to make your holiday season easier. They may be recipes that you can pull together in a hurry, cocktails or gift ideas. Looking for a recipe that is quick to… Continue reading Mushroom Cheese Tart

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