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 […]

Sesame Cauliflower

The Mr. and I actually eat meatless most days of the week, not on purpose, it’s just what happens to appeal to us most.  However, we don’t go out of our way to create a substitution for a dish that would have been meat filled, we’ll just end up eating meat on those days (aside […]

7 Hour Lasagne

When we have company over, I try to make an effort to cook something different and a little more special than I would normally cook.  A few weeks ago, the weather was cool and rainy, and lasagne was really calling to me.  There was a recipe that my brother-in-law made for us once that was […]

Valentine’s Day Recap

I hope that you all enjoyed a great holiday weekend; Valentine’s Day, and also I know that some of you got a holiday on Monday for President’s Day.  We got really lucky with weather over the weekend, and basically sat in the 80’s everyday (sorry East Coast) – it was great to have such gorgeous […]

Pasta alla Norcina

The hubs and I are both big fans of the America’s Test Kitchen cooking show on PBS.  We are fascinated by how methodical and particular they are about everything – you almost get the feeling that there is no way cooking a recipe from the show could go wrong.  They definitely try to foolproof all […]

Marmellata di Susine

Inspired by my recent travels through Italy and David Lebovitz’s Mirabelle Jam, I decided to whip up a batch of homemade plum jam.  When the Mr. and I went apple picking a few weeks ago, we stumbled upon an Italian Plum tree, Susine plums to be exact (a variety that is grown in Montepulciano).  The […]

Cooking in Tuscany

One of the highlights of my Italian adventure that I have not yet shared with you, was taking the most amazing cooking class with Assunta; a sweet local chef who owns an adorable B&B right outside of Montepulciano. Assunta’s class is different than any other I have taken – she actually lets you decide the […]