I have missed Italy terribly these last 18 months and sadly, it looks like I will not get back there until at least the Spring of 2022!
“Amaretti morbidi” are chewy, Italian almond macaroons. This is my rendition of a chewy amaretti cookie surrounded by a short crust.
Cooks that are unfamiliar with eggplant may be intimidated by it, but it is a satisfying vegetable that can make a hearty main course for vegetarians!
In my part of Canada, nothing says Summer, like firing up the BBQ and grilling back ribs! With a few side dishes and corn on the cob, this is summer on a plate!
If we were ever strapped for time to get dinner on the table, the “go to” was usually “Pasta al pomodoro” which translates to “Pasta with tomatoes”.
It is Easter week and not only does that mean planning family dinners and egg hunts, it means making traditional, Italian Easter bread at my house!
Being Southern Italian, Christmas Eve as a child meant a few things–savory, potato zeppole, a multi-course seafood dinner, Tombola…
There’s something about the smell of dinner in the oven that evokes memories of my childhood and the many family meals my large Italian-Canadian family shared.
In my part of the country, when we start seeing local asparagus popping up in the grocery stores, that is a sure sign of Summer!
My family’s ancestral region of Calabria is famous for the peperoncini or chili peppers! My childhood home had a large vegetable garden…