Carciofi alla Napoletana – {Artichokes Napoletana}

Is it summer yet? It certainly doesn’t feel like it here. Lately during these long days of quarantining I’ve set my mind on those warmer (hopefully much more normal) months of summer quickly approaching. One of the essential Italian cookbooks every home cook should have in their kitchen is The Silver Spoon. It’s unmistakable in…

The Perfect Cookie?

What does ‘The Perfect Cookie’ look like? Is it sweet & doughy or is it salty & savory? Perhaps a combination of both? Surely there is no definitive answer and taste buds differ from person to person. I think we can all agree that cookies in general are a glorious excuse to get in the…

Linguine with Mushrooms & Herbs

  Struggling in the kitchen these days? That makes two of us! Lately I’ve been running low on original ideas in the kitchen and trying to come up with easy-to-prepare dishes with available ingredients. I would describe it as writer’s block, but for a cook! So I took to the books. Much like all recipes…

Homemade Italian Bread

It goes without saying we are living in trying times. During times of uncertainty it is only natural to turn to areas of comfort. For me one of the biggest comforts is cooking or simply being in the kitchen. Today I found myself in the kitchen with family baking fresh homemade Italian bread. Bread (in…