Snow and Ice take me from Blogging!

Hi all, Just wanted to quickly apologize for the gap in posts. Since I got back from holiday with the Boy, I’ve been struggling to eat healthier and have been kept super busy with work since Batt Lady had her baby (YAY!!! BATT BABY HAS ARRIVED!!). I’m experimenting more with soups, curries, vegan fare, and … Continue reading

La dolce vita – Cannoli!

Ok. Who doesn’t love cannoli? Crispy goodness filled with sweet (but not too sweet) awesomeness. But sometimes (or most times) when you buy them in a bakery or a store the crispiness has faded into sogginess and the filling is overly sweet and they don’t have the flavor you want… So? Make them at home!! … Continue reading

Braised Lamb with Risotto alla Milanese

After an amazing amount of research into a good Secondo Piatto I found this recipe for Braised Lamb with juniper berries, fennel, and sage. Every single ingredient in this dish made me think of Rome. I knew it would be perfect – and what better accompaniment than a risotto? We have lots of saffron and … Continue reading

Spaghetti Carbonara a la Pisciapiano

This was the first dish we KNEW had to be on the menu for the Holiday Italiano meal (or Cena Magnifica according to the Boy’s riddle menu! So cute!). Pisciapiano was the Boy’s father’s favorite restaurant in Rome and a huge part of his experience there in high school. We went there on our trip … Continue reading

Holiday Italiano!

For Christmas, the Boy’s dad asked for a gift that wouldn’t add to all of the stuff in their house, so we thought what better than a meal that would transport him back one of his favorite places – Rome!! So we brainstormed and came up with a four course menu we hoped would make … Continue reading

Pear Crisp

If you ever need something that doesn’t take much work and tastes fresh and delicious, here’s your go-to dessert! Not to mention pears are ripe and fresh at this time of year (the red ones are the best.) During the Spring and Summer you could use apples, peaches, or nectarines for this same recipe too, … Continue reading

Holiday Dinner and an Anniversary!

Do any of you remember my first entry last year at good ol’ Weebly? It was our meal at New Year’s Eve with Red Wine Braised Short Ribs a la Hubert Keller, that amazing Crispy Sage and Shallot Mac & Cheese, and the Yule Log…Well, believe it or not it’s been a whole year since … Continue reading

2010 in review – Thank you thank you!

The stats helper monkeys at WordPress.com mulled over how this blog did in 2010, and here’s a high level summary of its overall blog health: The Blog-Health-o-Meter™ reads Wow. Crunchy numbers A Boeing 747-400 passenger jet can hold 416 passengers. This blog was viewed about 3,800 times in 2010. That’s about 9 full 747s. In … Continue reading

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