Chocolate Cranberry Biscotti - twice baked crunchy chocolate Italian biscuits studded with dried cranberry for dipping in coffee, latte, cappuccino, etc.

Chocolate Cranberry Biscotti – Crazy Ingredient Challenge

I love making Biscotti because they are almost impossible to mess up. You bake them until they are crunchy and then bake them again. And then you get a nice warm beverage of choice, dunk them in and devour ....   I made these Chocolate Cranberry Biscotti as part of our Crazy Ingredient Challenge. The… Continue reading Chocolate Cranberry Biscotti – Crazy Ingredient Challenge

antipasto with tuna and pickled vegetables in tomato sauce
Appetizers, Relishes, Jams and Jellies, Seafood

Calabrese Antipasto and Tasty Tuesdays Link Up

Nothing says Thanksgiving to me more than Antipasto and Pate. Huh? When you party with the Lalanne clan it is pretty easy to figure out the Pate part and our family recipe is oh so easy to make and delicious too. But the Antipasto, well I have to admit, I have no idea where the recipe came… Continue reading Calabrese Antipasto and Tasty Tuesdays Link Up

Pumpkin Gnocchi with Bacon Alfredo
Main Courses - meat, Main Courses - meatless, Pork

Pumpkin Gnocchi and Bacon Alfredo

I know I swore I wouldn't do a pumpkin recipe this year, but then I joined the Crazy Ingredient Challenge. Each month the group picks two ingredients and makes a recipe with them. This month we chose Pumpkin and Bacon. So, I had to give in and come up with a pumpkin recipe. So in a burst… Continue reading Pumpkin Gnocchi and Bacon Alfredo

Extra Creamy Risotto -
Rice, Side Dishes

The Creamiest and Easiest Risotto

Risotto is one of those wonderful dishes that traditionally are a bit laborious to make but is worth it in the end. And everyone has an alternative method "guaranteed" to be easier and just as creamy. I have already blogged about two ways of making Risotto: the traditional way of making it on the stove:… Continue reading The Creamiest and Easiest Risotto

Baked Chicken Parmigiana -
Main Courses - meat, Poultry, Vegetables and Salads

Chicken Parmigiana

Whenever we go to an Italian restaurant, I carefully look over the menu, surveying all of my choices and carefully weighing all of my options. My husband orders Chicken Parmigiana. Every time. Every restaurant. He says that is his way of testing how good the restaurant is, to compare the same dish in different places.… Continue reading Chicken Parmigiana