Holidays and Parties

Thanksgiving Recipes

Thanksgiving Recipes

It’s that time of the year again! This year Thanksgiving falls on November 22nd, so if you haven’t already begun, it’s time to start…

Easter Recipes

Easter Recipes

Here are a few recipes to help you celebrate Easter this weekend… Have fun, and happy cooking! Gnudi con piselli freschi e barba di…

Cocktail Time: French 95

Cocktail Time: French 95

Is anybody else sick of eating? I’ve been in Texas for a week, and after all these days of nonstop festive feasting and cooking,…

Chestnut cheesecake

Chestnut cheesecake

If you’re looking for a delicious and different Holiday dessert, your search ends here. This cheesecake is a show-stopper. Seriously. The chestnuts lend a…

Chestnut Stuffing

Chestnut Stuffing

Here is a great classic stuffing recipe for your Thanksgiving turkey! Click here to see the video, and here for the turkey recipe. 2…

Thanksgiving menu

Thanksgiving menu

It is already almost Thanksgiving! This time of year is always a whirlwind for me. Right now I’m pumped and ready to take on…

Halloween in Tuscany

Halloween in Tuscany

When I realized I had completely forgotten about Halloween, I was teetering amidst olive branches atop a precariously placed ladder, kilometers from the nearest…

New Year’s Day Bloody Mary

New Year’s Day Bloody Mary

Sorry for my recent, uncharacteristic absence from the blog. I’ve been submersed in friends, family, festivities and food for my past two weeks in…

2010 Christmas List

2010 Christmas List

I’ll start by quoting my post from exactly one year ago: “It happens every year, but it never ceases to surprise me: it’s almost…