Meatballs, Southern Italian Style

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....more
fried meatballs!? yumMY!!more

Italian Grilled Amaretto Peaches are a Summer hit!

I have a peach tree in my backyard and I can’t wait until the fruit ripens. From plain old, fresh peaches to peach pie to peach cobbler to peach preserves, I can’t seem to get enough. This simple recipe of peaches grilled with butter is one of my favorites. It doesn’t get any easier or more delicious than this!Grilled Amaretto PeachesServes 4...more

Tempting Tiramisu: This luscious melt-in-your-mouth Italian layered cake is ready to serve

Also known as a “Tuscan Trifle,” tiramisu, which translates to “pick me up,” is a luscious melt-in-your-mouth Italian layered cake....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

Southern California Cookbook wins first prize for Best Published Lifestyle Book/Cooking and Home

Purchase at AmazonSan Diego Chef’s Table wins first prize for Best Published Lifestyle Book/Cooking and Home at the San Diego Book Awards (June 2014)....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