The best cook in my family is dead

With Thanksgiving upon us, I'm inspired to write in honor of my beloved grandmother, whose love of food and family created a deliciousness that I will always remember....more

Joanie's What's On The Stove

Joanie's What's On The Stove started by a simple post on Facebook a few months back of what I was cooking that night for dinner.  My friends loved it!  So I started posting on a semi-regular basis.  Friends were commenting about how they look forward to see what I've got going on the stove and more than a few suggested I should start a blog about is my first attempt, ironically, the only thing on my stove tonight is a pot of beans soaking for tomorrow. ...more
SanPasqual'sKitchen Thank you Tammy!  Looking forward to the adventure and having the ...more

Classic Vegetable Cheese Pizza

Pizza or Pittsa, what Italians called it, has bowled over the whole world with bready, cheesy and spicy flavors. The origins of Pizza can be traced back to Romans, when they baked flat bread called Focaccia(see recipe here) and called it Picea, yes you read it write Focaccia is the inspiration for Pizza. ...more

Olive Oil Ricotta Cake with Blueberry-Plum Coulis

I was checking out one of my new favorite reads, Hummingbird ...more

Anna's peppers

This is from a good friend of mine, Anna, who is from Italy.  These are yummy!...more

Who’s Your Mamma?

Jo, Osteria "Mamma" & Filippo   I don’t care where you come from, what you look like, and what your nationality is.  The comment that’s rounding the bend applies t...more

Foodie Friday: Steak Pizzaiola

Foodie Friday Party: Simple Eggplant Parmesan

When I started dating my very WASPy husband I knew he came from a different culture then I did... but I wasn’t totally unfamiliar with he and his friend’s preppy ways...I am from Connecticut. But I really was taken back when we were invited to a picnic and I brought eggplant parmesan. Everyone was floored. “You made this... you didn’t buy it in a gourmet shop?” ...more

Midnight Bucatini with Bacon and Eggs

After three nights away from home, I flew back to the east coast, and at ten o'clock on Saturday night, Susan picked me up at JFK. I had been in the air for hours, wedged into a tiny blue vinyl seat; by the time I touched down, I was exhausted, and so I dozed on and off for the entire car ride home, which took nearly an hour and a half. When we walked through the front door—after the dogs calmed down, after the cats stopped having intimate relations with my luggage—I realized that I was hungry. Not hungry, but crazy hungry. Mad hungry, as Lucinda Scala Quinn would say. Famished....more
 @lifeinaskillet Agreed. And hey...better late for a delicious meal than never!more

May is National Mediterranean Diet Month: Mangia!

“Pull up a chair. Take a taste. Come join us. Life is so endlessly delicious.” ― Ruth Reichl...more