September 4, 2011
stuffed peppers with Quinoa and Pine Nuts

Stuffed peppers are a classic, comforting dish. Bell peppers, filled with rice (or quinoa or...

September 4, 2011

Shellfish (shrimp, lobster, crab, mussels, clams, oysters etc...) have nothing in common with fish...

September 4, 2011
fettucine alfredo

Fettucine alfredo is one of my all time favorite pasta dishes.  When making the sauce, let the...

September 3, 2011
tagliatelle alla carbonara garnished with fresh basil

Pasta alla Carbonara is a relatively new Italian classic. Attributed to Rome in the mid-20th...

September 3, 2011
u.s. open food

Yesterday, Tanya Steel of Epicurious.com posted a thoughtful piece on Levy Restaurants, which is...

September 3, 2011
Angry Birds Vegetable Pizza

Instructables user anagy6 is behind this Angry Birds vegetable pizza, which transforms the red bird...

September 2, 2011
fresh olives

Olives are easily on my list of Top 5 favorite foods - black, green, purple, marinated, in oil,...

September 2, 2011
caprese salad

Italians are experts at making easy and simple salads.  They use the best fresh ingredients...

September 1, 2011
pizza

Sometimes there is nothing more satisfying than baking your own pizza.  Sliding that pie out...

September 1, 2011
mushroom

I absolutely love mushrooms.  They have a deep rich flavor and can be paired with almost...

August 31, 2011
baguette

Gluten free French bread feels like an elusive myth of the Celiac world. Thick crunchy crust and...

August 30, 2011
pasta with red vodka sauce

A famously delicious pasta topping, vodka infused red sauce makes for an incredibly rich sauce and...

August 30, 2011

These zucchini fritters are a great way to make use of this prolific summer vegetable.  To...

August 27, 2011
chicken parmesan

Baked chicken parmesan is an a dish that can be made any night of the week.  Crispy chicken...

August 27, 2011
limoncello

Limoncello is Italian liquor made from steeping lemons in a neutral spirit like vodka.  If you...

August 26, 2011
cantaloupe

We see cantaloupe in the market and rarely know what to do with.  Yes, it is wonderful plain...

August 25, 2011
melon and proscuitto

Melon wrapped in proscuitto is a simple appetizer that is perfect for outdoor eating.  The...

August 25, 2011
panna cotta with fresh berries

A classic homemade Italian dessert! Literally "cooked cream" panna cotta is incredibly...

August 24, 2011
barley

This portable eggplant barley salad is perfect for your Labor Day picnic.  Delicate pearls of...

August 22, 2011
pasta all arrabbiata

Some say that Italian cuisine is the ultimate comfort food! You may be thinking, "But Italian...

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