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Panorama, Parmesan and Panini

Friday night saw us in Old City Philadelphia to meet friends for dinner.  We had a fantastic dinne...

Pork Chops with Pears

I always like it when I have a semblence of a plan for dinner when I leave the house in the morning...

Baked Pasta

It is so nice to have another cook in the house!  Really, really nice! My main computer decided no...

Pane Italiano, parte due

  Okay… so it was a day later than anticipated, but OMG!  what a fantastic bread!  I...

Italian Easter Bread (Pinza)

Having never made something before has never stopped me from 1) making it, and 2) serving it to a la...

Pasta in 15 Minutes

Dinner tonight was a snap.  I had picked up some port0bello ravioli at work the other day and deci...

Cooking Magazines

I finally did it. I let every cooking magazine lapse. No more Bon Appetit’s or Vegetarian Ti...

Happy 104th Birthday, Little Grandma!

Mary Ferrante (nee Taormina) was born this day one hundred and four years ago. A hundred and four&...

Clemen’s Market, Italian Sausage, and Polenta

This past Thursday found me getting a picture taken for my new driver license. I can’t belie...

Easter Pie

It ain’t Easter without Uncle Rudy’s Easter Pie! While I was slaving away at work toda...

Lidia Bastianich

One of my favorite cooks (after Julia, who is my idol) is Lidia Matticchio Bastianich. She is an It...