Un posto a tavola // Autumn 2016

I love this time of year— it’s my favorite, actually. I love that it’s starting to get a little cooler and a bit more crisp out. I love the excitement of going back to school and the hope that comes with it…   More than anything— this stems from my parents. They were both immigrants and […]

Un posto a tavola // Summer 2016

Summertime is the perfect time to enjoy dining al fresco with family and friends. Dining al fresco is simply eating outside; it requires very little and has the ability to top off a beautiful day perfectly, to make an ordinary day more special, or to brighten up even the toughest of days.  In the spirit of […]

Un posto a tavola // Spring 2016

Just the other day, I came across the phrase “deliziosamente verde” which translates to “deliciously green” and describes my appreciation for spring perfectly. Spring always makes me think of all those “deliciously green” things like fresh herbs growing near my kitchen window, classic Italian green sauces, yummy grilled salads, big juicy artichokes, and beautiful olive trees.  […]

Un posto a tavola… A place at my table

late winter 2016 Favorite Dinners The warm weather is on its way, but it’s not here yet… my body is still craving warm, hearty dishes.  My husband and boys are craving that too – especially after a long swim practice. These straight out of the oven dinners are just what they need. These two dishes […]

Zuppa di Verdura — Vegetable Soup

What better way to warm up during the holiday season than with a bright delicious bowl of comforting, vegetable-filled soup! Here’s a take on my mom’s recipe that I grew up on. It’s easy to make, tasty and good for you too!  I like to serve it with  and .  0 from 0 votes Print Zuppa di […]

La vigilia di Natale— Christmas Eve Dinner Menu

When my mom came to America, she brought many traditions with her and they have become treasured parts of our family make up. One of my favorites is the seafood feast that southern Italians typically eat on Christmas Eve. Although there have been changes over the years to which seafood dishes get served, the seafood […]

Salsicce e Patate Fritte…

I like simple food.  In fact most of my favorites are things my mom would make when she didn’t have a lot of ingredients and needed to whip something up really quick.  I can still remember the first time she made this classic and I love putting my own spin on it for my family. […]

Salsa di pomodoro… Tomato Sauce!

{also known as Salsa Semplice— Simple Sauce} This is the first type of sauce my mom taught me how to make. Every good Italian Mamma has a version. Here’s mine: 0 from 0 votes Print Salsa di Pomodoro – Tomato Sauce This is the first type of sauce my mom taught me how to make. […]

Ciamella all’anice // Ciambella Sorana

A delicious braided bread that has the consistency of a bagel and a hint of anise flavor— perfect as a snack or with a simple arugula salad for lunch or dinner! 5 from 1 vote Print Ciamella all’anice This bread recipe comes from the Lazio region of Italy and has been passed down from my paternal grandmother, Cesidia […]