Archive | May, 2012

Sicilian S’mores

Tweet Just in time for the holiday weekend is my Italian twist on an outdoor favorite. Memorial Day marks the unofficial beginning of summer and for many families the first camping trip of the season. Originally called Decoration Day, Memorial Day is a remembrance for those who have died in our nation’s service. Before we […]

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Italian Sausage & Peppers

Tweet The ubiquitous sausage and peppers sandwich prevails at just about every Italian festival I’ve ever attended, including this past weekend’s Sicilian Festival in San Diego. It’s the quintessential street food with it’s rustic simplicity and rich and lusty flavors. The pairing of great tasting Italian sausage with the caramel sweetness of onions and peppers […]

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Sicilian Festival

Tweet In 1993, Mario Cefalu, founder of Solunto’s Bakery wanted to recreate some of the traditions of his native Sicily. His vision included a celebration of music, art and of course food. After obtaining the necessary permits, a block of India Street in Little Italy (San Diego), was closed for the first-ever street festival. This […]

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Grilled Fish Panino

Tweet The first time I visited Sidney by the Sea was completely accidental. I was staying with my sister and we drove from Twin Falls, Idaho, to the University of Idaho in Moscow (it was one of the colleges my nephew was considering). For some reason, (that I don’t remember) we decided to be spontaneous […]

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Food Tours

Tweet I believe that through food we really get to taste what is most authentic about a place … and taste is just what we did in Seattle!       What better place to start than with the iconic Pike Place Market. A little history for those who aren’t familiar with the 105-year old […]

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Orzo Stuffed Peppers

Tweet     The best thing about making these peppers is that you can enjoy them today, put some in the freezer and enjoy them even more on another day. I prepared them before I left on my Mother’s Day trip so Jack would have quick easy meals while I was away. I made a […]

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Mother’s Day

Tweet When my son, Joe, was seven years old we went on our very first Mother’s Day trip, (just the two of us) a tradition we have continued for the past eighteen years. I believe travel is education outside the classroom. Unfortunately, the principal of his Catholic school didn’t feel the same way and I’m […]

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Scalloppine alla Panna

Tweet   Scalloppine in general terms, simply means scallops of veal (thin slices of top round). I like to cook with this cut of meat because it’s lean, and cooks quickly. There are many ways to prepare it which I will share in future posts. This is a mushroom and cream (panna) sauce that adds […]

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