Farfalle al Sugo con Piselli

The Farfalle pasta is commonly known as 'Bow Tie' pasta. To be more precise, the name is derived from the Italian word farfalle or Butterflies. Either way, this pasta is fun to cook with, and retains its 'al dente' consistency nicely. So, why would 'to the tooth' (al dente) be an appropriate description for firmly cooked pasta?… Continue reading Farfalle al Sugo con Piselli

Blueberry Walnut Crumble Tart

Autumn is here and in no time, the cool weather will make baking fun again. I wrote my own dairy-free recipe for Apple Crumble Tart that I used over and over, but never tried making it with any other fruit. When someone gave me 2 pints of Jersey Fresh Blueberries, I welcomed the chance to… Continue reading Blueberry Walnut Crumble Tart

Mini Pizzelle Delight

The Pizzelle is a pressed cookie that can be used in a variety of recipes. I have used them in a cannoli recipe, and I won an award for my designer Pizzelle Strawberry Shortcakes. This recipe uses my award-winning 5 ingredient dairy-free pizzelle recipe paired with my own homemade VeVa (vegan-vanilla bean)  coconut milk ice cream. I… Continue reading Mini Pizzelle Delight

Stuffed Artichokes

In the summer, the appetite changes and some days a quick light salad is filling and nourishing enough to be a meal. Salads do tend to get boring after a while, so I find myself adding side dishes to make it interesting. One of the most delicious and nutritious veggies to add or make as a… Continue reading Stuffed Artichokes

Bruschetta al pomodoro

Has anyone out there in the blogosphere ever suffered from a condition known as thanger? Believe it or not, a large majority of the world has contracted it at different times in their lives, mostly when they are enjoying their vacation, and I must admit it, I have had it many times. As we traveled… Continue reading Bruschetta al pomodoro

Italian Apple Cake

I have traveled Italy extensively, staying at B & B's, hotels, and every place in-between. When it comes to breakfast, and if you haven't already heard, the Italians don't believe in the heavier, cooked breakfasts that Americans are used to. They like lighter foods like toast with marmalade, fresh fruits, cake, and bread with prosciutto.… Continue reading Italian Apple Cake