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

Pumpkin Ravioli

For the past few years we’ve gone to Thanksgiving dinner not at our families’ but at the Maestro’s house along with lots of other musicians/artists who also happen to be huge foodies. It’s always a blast and the food is always non-traditional for Thanksgiving.  The first course is usually a chestnut soup, the second a … Continue reading

Puff Pastry Samosas

Need even more options for what to do with your puff pastry? How about something savory and AMAZING? Samosas are normally fried, but if you use puff pastry instead, they can be baked. Does that make them healthier? No, puff pastry is mostly butter…but still. They are a quick way to make samosas that taste … Continue reading

Puff Pastry – Homemade!

Demi-feuillete anyway (not as many layers of butter as some of the fancier recipes, but perfect for most puff pastry recipes)…Yet another of my goals in baking completed! It’s much easier than making croissants, takes a lot less resting time, and is quintessential French (a.k.a. soooooo much butter). I thought it was a good way … Continue reading

Antipasto: Ficchi con dui formaggi

We were unbelievably lucky and fortunate to have been in Rome in early September. Not only were the grapes for the wine just ready to be picked, so we could eat them off of the vine on the wine tour, but the figs are in season. Figs are in season for one week during July … Continue reading

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