Split Pea Soup

There is just something about eating soup during the Winter that feels so right.  That whole, come in from outside and warm yourself up with a bowl of hot soup, really feels like the hallmark of Winter eating.  Well, unless you live in San Diego that is, and lately your version of cold and Winter […]

Christmas Fettuccine

It’s hard for me to choose favorites when it comes to holiday movies (mostly because I love them all!), but if I had to make a short list, the Holiday would definitely be on it.  There’s just something about that cheesy plot of switching homes, the British accents, the Hans Zimmer score (we’re music nerds […]

Parisian Tomato Salad

The truth of the matter is, I had a pretty glamorized idea about how this was all going to go down.  I mean, in my head, this recipe is really pretty simple and straightforward.  So I really didn’t think that I would need that many cracks at testing this before sharing it with you guys.  […]

Pasta with Truffle Butter

Where do I even start with this one?  Well, you’re going to love it.  Now, I know that I say this with just about every recipe (actually every recipe) that I share with you, but I promise that I am only sharing the créme de la créme with you – and this one really tops […]

Spring Eats

Typically during the change of seasons, since I have the slightly compulsive desire to “Spring” clean (even when it is Fall or Winter), I find myself rifling through my recipe binder.  Yep, recipe binder.  Don’t we all have one?  No, not the one with the recipes that are tried and true, but a binder dedicated […]

The Best Truffle Pizza

A few weeks ago we visited one of our favorite Italian restaurants in San Diego, Cucina Urbana.  And to be honest, we pretty much knew in advance that we would order the same things that we always do.  But…to our surprise, the menu had changed a little bit.  It felt like it had been years […]

Panzanella di Fiorella

Remember when I got to call Tuscany home last Spring? (Sigh)  First of all, just saying that gives me serious urges to go back…but, the point is, while I was traveling and studying (and eating), I made a point to write down all of the recipes that I loved, or at least notate a guestimate […]