Mom's Lemon Ricotta Cookies

Sunday, April 30, 2017
Mom's Lemon ricotta cookies are light with a lemony flavor. The ricotta makes them moist not dry and with a little frosting the perfect sweetness,

Mom made these often, even though they were a traditional Easter cookie.
These lemon ricotta cookies were my dad's favorite cookie.

He loved lemon flavored anything when it came to desserts. We got to enjoy these all year long.

Ricotta cookies with white frosting and little sprinkles on top a special Italian wedding tray cookie found in many Italian bakeries


Pita Bread Appetizer Pizza Recipe

Saturday, April 29, 2017
Seriously the easiest pizza, snack or appetizer you will ever make quickly for unexpected guests or a party. Just remember to keep a package of pita bread in the freezer, bottled sauce and mozzarella shredded on hand. This is all homemade from scratch but you can use all store bought and have all kinds of pizza made for individual taste! The toppings are endless!


Italian Chocolate Cream Birthday Cake

Wednesday, April 26, 2017
This Italian Chocolate Cream Birthday Cake is a favorite of mine. A decadent filled chocolate cake that has the best pastry vanilla cream filling I ever tasted. Come try this chocolate fudge decadent chocolate cream cake. Everyone raves about this. If you want to treat yourself to a special cake this is it.


Whole Wheat Cavatelli Pasta Recipe

Monday, April 24, 2017

A healthier version of this great homemade pasta. When your watching your carbs this is a great alternative not totally without carbs but low and still a delicious treat. Perfect for one who is a health conscious.


Potato and Egg Frittata

Sunday, April 23, 2017
Another breakfast in our Italian household was potatoes and eggs, we loved it. This Potato Frittata is a favorite in our home.

Fried sauteed potatoes in a fry pan with potatoes, eggs, peppers, and pepperoni mom called depression food in 1950's that would feed the family with melted cheese on top which is mozzarella


Italian Stuffed Artichokes

Sunday, April 16, 2017
I use to look forward to Easter every year, when mom made these Italian Stuffed Artichokes for the Holiday. Stuffed Artichokes were always a favorite. They were a Holiday special in our home, not everyone ate them but I totally am a huge fan. Now after all these years have past I make them more often than just Holiday time. I find them to be very flavorful and I just love the heart of the artichoke which is my favorite part of all along with the delicious stuffing inside.

 Italian Stuffed Artichokes are a type of flower that is stuffed with bread crumbs and garlic


Avocado Bruschetta and Guacamole Dip

Avocado Insalata Bruschetta is an easy blend of fresh vegetable spread on toasted bread or perfect for vegetable toppings. This is one recipe everyone raves about! Avocado Bruschetta or even my Guacamole dip is perfect for parties and take alongs to picnics. Avocado has so many health benefits and is also a healthy brunch or lunch any day of the week to add to your diet. Check out the other ingredients in this avocado spread that make it so delicious!

this is a spread that has avocado, tomatoes, olives and mixed into a healthy basil pesto topping a piece of garlic bread


Easter Pizza Rustica Recipe

Thursday, April 13, 2017
A traditional meat pie Mom always made at Easter time and we couldn't wait for this to cool and eat it. This recipe can be cut in half as it makes one large or two small ones
and it also freezes well. Pizza Rustica is basically a meat quiche with a buttery crust.
I usually make two instead of one large.

This is a deep dish cousin to quiche. It has a rich buttery crust with with deli meats and cheese. This is normally served around Easter right at the end of Lent


Best New York Style Bagels

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

It's been a little over 20 years since I thought about making bagels again.

When my kids were little these were a once a week staple in our home but that was when we still lived in Upstate New York.

In the middle of a snowy winter when I needed warm up the house with the oven on to keep the warm.

There was no better aroma than making New York Style bagels with cinnamon and raisins.

We love bagels, and these are the best New York Style Bagels you can make in your own kitchen recipe.

Best New York Water Bagels baked with raisins, cinnamon sugar, molded homemade dough into doughnuts shapes then boiled in sugar water. Baked with Asiago cheese, blueberries, cherry, best bagels New York Style cooling


Semolina Bread Recipe

One of my favorite breads to make and so easy to do, semolina Italian rustic bread.


Spinach Caprese Garlic Pizza Recipe

Sunday, April 9, 2017
Spinach, grape tomatoes and fresh whole milk mozzarella gives this rustic style pizza a burst of fabulous flavors. Of course you can make several other options you can add but this was one of my favorites so far in combinations!


Italian Leftover Meat and Rice Recipe

Thursday, April 6, 2017

This is a leftover meat dish that is absolutely delicious using meat and rice. The sauce is divine check it out yourself the recipe is simple and the perfect second meal after making a roasted chicken, pork tenderloin or beef roast!

rice and leftovers in a sauce over rice with peppers and in a casserole dish


No Bake Cheesecake Tartlet Recipe

Sunday, April 2, 2017
There is nothing like a dessert that anyone can make no matter who you are even if you can't cook or bake. I really love when someone compliments me on this recipe since I can make it in my sleep it's so easy! The only problem is you will be asked to make this recipe time and time again, yes it's that good. If you are trying to impress anyone on your baking expertise, this will be your go to recipe. Don't tell them it's no bake and how easy it is. Oh and you don't even have to make the crust. You can buy pre packaged graham cracker crusts and just make the filling! Now isn't that easy?