Quanto Basta

My Italian mom is a fantastic cook. No matter what or how many ingredients she may have on hand... no matter how little time or notice she may have been given... no matter if unexpected guests turn up wanting to be fed... she always, without fail, has the enviable ability to take whatever is available and turn it into a delicious celebration of taste and goodness. ...more


A classic dessert with no cooking required, just some chilling in the fridge.  This Italian treat is a real crowd pleaser.Preparation Time: 25 minutes plus a few hours in the fridge to chill.Cooking Time: None...more

Pasta, Cheese, and Pepper: Just 3 Ingredients to a Fast, Delicious Dinner

Pasta cacio e pepe, or pasta with cheese and pepper, is a classic of Italian culinary excellence. An old dish born from the tradition of shepherds who, in their long journeys, brought with them dry pasta, pecorino cheese, and pepper. Simple ingredients but rich in taste and nutritional properties. ...more
@Dayna Lundberg  Homemade pasta has a unique taste! Thanks for your comment and suggestion, Dayana.more

Fagioli All'uccelletto

Today's Secret Recipe Club...more

The Baking Project...Eggplant Parmigiana

Robby told me that it was going to be MY evening to make dinner.  I attempted not to look exasperated or audibly sigh.  I just replied, "OK" (in a cheerful sort of voice...) as I also remembered at that point that I would have to make the dreaded trip to the grocery store... ...more

Chili Scented Zucchini Flowers w/Pickled Onion Sauce - Aroma Cucina

Aroma Cucina http://bit.ly/ljP5Ks Resist the urge! Don't stuff the flowers! Put the filling on the side for dipping. It's zucchini blossom season, so here's what you do with them. Delish. ...more

Summer in the Kitchen with Giada De Laurentiis

The book Giada's Kitchen by Food Network star Giada De Laurentiis is my favorite cookbook this summer. (I also like her cookbook Giada at Home.)...more

I have three of her books and sounds like I'll have fourth soon!