A Fabulous Giveaway and How To Make Mushroom Ravioli with Pancetta

You guys - I have such a great giveaway for you! ...more

Roasted Cherry Tomato Pasta

It's that time of year again when the cherry tomatoes are overflowing in your garden and the Farmer's Markets. We love eating them raw in salads, of course, but how about roasting them until they are soft and sweet and serve them over pasta? ...more

Charred Corn Summer Salad

This is one of my favorite summer salads. ...more

Chocolate Crostata with Mascarpone Mousse

"Crostata" is a term used for an Italian tart. This dessert is a chocolate lover's dream and comes from Katherine Thompson, the pastry chef at several top NYC restaurants, including L'Artusi in the West Village and L'Apicio in the East Village. The recipe is from a book called "Women Chefs of New York", which features great women like Sara Jenkins, April Bloomfield and (my favorite) Gabrielle Hamilton ....more

Roasted Broccoli Rabe (aka Rapini)

ceramic plate from Fifty One and Half ...more

Il Corvo's Ultimate Bolognese Sauce

It still feels like winter here in Michigan! ...more

Meatball and Escarole Soup (a.k.a. Italian Wedding Soup)

ceramic plate from Fifty One and a Half ...more

Winter Cooking Classes Scheduled!

If you live in the Mid-Michigan area, I am announcing two cooking classes for Winter: ...more

Lemon Goat Cheese Cake

I was saddened last week to hear about the death of Gina DePalma...more

Poinsettia Cocktail

A little holiday cocktail for you! ...more