Coffee Granita

If it's hot where you are, Italian granitas are a refreshing and delicious way to enjoy something frosty. ...more

Chocolate Cake with Red Wine Glaze

Do I need another bundt cake pan? ...more

Casarecce Pasta with Pesto, Eggplant and Slow Roasted Tomatoes (and a Barilla Pasta Giveaway!)

Did you know there are hundreds of different pasta shapes in Italy? ...more

Five Inexpensive Kitchen Essentials

I have a lot of tools and gadgets in the kitchen that I use a lot and feel like I can't do without. ...more

Ruth Reichl's Asparagus with Green Sauce

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

Caramel Mousse with Caramel Sauce and Toasted Hazelnuts

When I made this incredible caramel mousse recipe previously in order to layer it in a trifle, it was so, so good that I knew I wanted to use it in a recipe all on its own. ...more

Stuffed Mini Peppers

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

Homemade Ice Cream - an Update

ceramics from Fifty One and a Half ...more

Coffee Cake Muffins

We just flew back last night from being out in Boston and watching our oldest son, Barry, run the Marathon. What a picture perfect day it was and it was so exciting to see him take part in such a great event. He worked hard to get there ....more

Easter Recipes

If you are trying to think of some different dishes to fix this Easter, here are a few that you might like. ...more