Sunday, August 25, 2013


Antipasto will always be a part of our lives. It makes a great panini, which comes out at every typical Italian wedding around midnight.

Salmoriglio Dressing

Our family grew up with this dressing, as it was used in an abundance of dishes. Salmoriglio is used to marinate and season steaks and veal chops, and also as a nice dressing on salads, antipastos, and paninis. 

Artichoke with Roasted Red Peppers Frittata

Artichoke with Roasted Red Peppers Frittata
If you can get your hands on little artichokes, this is another one of those great recipes when they are in season. One of the many benefits of utilizing baby artichokes is that you can eat the choke, unlike large artichokes. Additionally, this is a great way to eat a genuinely fresh vegetable without cooking the life out of it!

Pesto Sauce with Basil and Pine Nuts

This recipe comes in handy when an abundance of basil grows in our garden.

Fresh Tomato Sauce

This is a great recipe to use when you have fresh tomatoes or basil from the garden. Additionally, it is quick and easy without compromising taste.


Gnocchi With Tomato Sauce
Gnocchi With Pesto Sauce
This is a recipe that my mother never experimented with. These recipes are inspired by my mother-in-law and my husband's aunt. We would spend joyful afternoons putting an assembly line together, where everyone has a task. The process serves as a great activity for a collaborative creation.  Istarted making it myself when I first got married.   The end result is awesomely satisfying, as it is delicious and rewarding.

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Tiramisu "My Way"

Tiramisu "My Way!"
You can be sure to find this on our table for special occasions. It even serves as a great get-well gift. I say "my way" because I like to stack it up as a cake, not in a pan.

Zucchini Pancakes with Remoulade Sauce

Zucchini Pancakes With Remoulade Sauce

Our family grew up on these pancakes. Our children and I love this recipe. If you have an abundance of zucchini, these pancakes freeze well.

Mary's 10 Minute Trout

Mary's 10 minute Trout
 This is a recipe my daughter, Mary, originated. She loves to serve it with fresh vegetables. Steelhead Trout is a derivative of the trout family and can be found in both fresh and salt waters. Steelhead Trout shares a similar taste to salmon and can easily be mistaken for each other but we find the Steelhead Trout a touch sweeter.