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.
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 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.
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