Month: December 2016

Macaroni and Peas

  When I was growing up, we called “all” pasta maccherone, regardless of its shape. My grandmother made this particular recipe with spaghetti and canned peas. I use orecchiette instead…
Holiday Spice Biscotti

Holiday Spice Biscotti

  Sugar and spice and everything nice, that’s what holidays are made of. I can’t imagine holiday baking without the aromatic fragrances that our favorite spices provide. Spices are derived…

Salame di Fichi

  Although it has been stated many times before that Italians typically do not eat a rich dessert after a meal, it is a well-known fact that Sicilians have a…

Risotto alla Milanese

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  Risotto alla Milanese is the traditional accompaniment to Osso Bucco. The Northern Italian dish gets its lovely, vibrant color from saffron. Perhaps the world’s most expensive spice, saffron is…

Holiday Brussels Sprouts

  I really like Brussels sprouts. I enjoy them for breakfast, lunch and dinner. I realize not everyone is a fan of this healthy cruciferous vegetable and most folks either…
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