Homemade Amaretto liqueuer - easy to make Italian almond flavored cordial. homemade gift idea. hostess gift.
Pane di Pasqua, Italian Easter Bread, is a fluffy sweet bread traditionally in a wreath shape with brightly colored eggs baked inside.
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
This Tuscan-style Garlic Rosemary Pork Loin Roast is loaded with fresh flavors and is surprising simple to make. Boneless pork sirloin roast is a great inexpensive and low fat roast. I can often get them on sale for half price. The drawback to low fat is it can also be a bit dry and flavorless.… Continue reading Tuscan Garlic Rosemary Pork Loin
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
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 Homemade Pumpkin Gnocchi with Bacon Alfredo
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
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