Roasted Mushrooms

The depth of flavour you get when roasting mushrooms is incredible. This is a simple recipe that presents as refined. This is also a great side for any occasion. ...more

Meatballs, Southern Italian Style

My Italian upbringing meant meatballs in the house—meatballs covered with marinara, fried meatballs, baked meatballs, meatball sandwiches—you name it. These meatballs are easy to prepare, the ingredients are affordable, and it’s the ideal meal for lunch or dinner. Your family will love it so much that you’ll want to make these often.Southern Italian Style MeatballsServes 4...more

Peeling Back Lasagna's Layers for National Lasagna Day! Don't miss this recipe from my Southern Italian Kitchen.

When it comes to the perfect casserole dish, baked lasagna tops my list. This dish of alternating layers of pasta sheets, topped with a flavorful sauce and cheese, is easy to assemble, tastes delicious and is always a crowd-pleaser....more

Summertime recipe takes advantage of the season’s strawberry crop

With summer in the air, I’m yearning for strawberries hand-picked from a local farm or fresh from the farmers market. These luscious strawberries taste even sweeter when roasted with balsamic vinegar and paired with a creamy mascarpone filling....more

Lemon Blueberry Tiramisu

Tiramisu. The word alone makes me salivate with excitement!I’ve always been a huge fan of desserts that consist of layers. Whether it’s a chocolate trifle, the rich, yet painstakingly involved, Baklava, or those sweet 7-layer bars. However, there’s something about Tiramisu that just makes it irresistible....more

Turning 50 & Ageing Disgracefully as Best I Can

Wishing all you 50-somethings a:...more

Fall Wedding 2014 - Michigan

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The Best Lasagna you will ever eat in your Life

If I had to choose my ‘signature’ dish, I wouldn’t be able to, but this recipe would definitely be a consideration.  First thing I should point out, I don’t put a béchamel sauce like traditional lasagna recipes.  I personally find it makes the lasagna too heavy.  Trust me this is healthy and with a few wise choices this meal is (almost) guilt free....more

Spaghetti and Meatballs

So I think I have stressed how much I love taking fatty food and making it low fat and healthy but have I stressed my other passion?  I love getting this done in under an hour!  That’s right; spaghetti and meatballs that are low fat and done in under an hour.  I’m the modern day nonna except I’m 34 … and blond!  Besides being healthy… this is a great dish for a special occasion, like say, New Years Eve!  Happy New Year everyone!