Entries tagged "Italian"

March 18, 2014

Herbed Green Beans with Balsamic Vinaigrette

  The past two weeks have been all about restoring myself--in body, mind and spirit. The significance that the start of Spring is two days away is not lost on me; I love the...
November 22, 2013

Marcella Hazan's Tomato Sauce with Butter & Onion

Marcella Hazan's recipe for this tomato sauce is as simple--and delicous--as it gets. With only three ingredients--butter, onion and good quality canned tomatoes--this sauce simmers for just under an hour but tastes like it has been cooking all day. {Read the full article}
August 26, 2013

Straw & Hay Tagliatelle + A Surprise Virtual Baby Shower

Buon giorno, Friends! After a longer-than-expcted blogging break, it is so great to be back here sharing recipes with you, and today's post is extra, extra special. Today, I am joining many of...
July 4, 2013

Antipasto Pasta Salad

When you grow up in an Italian household, pasta is always on the menu at a holiday gathering, and eating pasta on the 4th of July was no exception. But during the hot...
June 21, 2013

Roasted Vegetable Farro Salad

Confession: I am monumentally lazy about preparing myself lunch. Oftentimes, the lunch hour rolls around while I am out running errands and it is quicker to stop to grab a sandwich or...
June 18, 2013

Roasted Cherry Tomato Bruschetta

Roasted Tomato Bruschetta There is an expression in Italian that says, il pane non si butta, which means, "bread is not to be thrown away". When I was growing up in Maryland and...
April 3, 2013

Ragu Bolognese

Happy April! I hope you all had a lovely Easter and Passover. I am excited to finally share this recipe for Ragu Bolognese with you.  There is a reason that it has taken me so...
March 15, 2013

Spinach Walnut Pesto

When Peter and his older brother were kids, their mom used to dress up their family Irish Setter, Sam, every Saint Patrick's Day. One year, he would wear a big, green hat;...
January 11, 2013

Caprese Salad & New Goals

Buon Anno, everyone! I hope the first days of 2013 have been good ones for you. We had a fun holiday, filled with family, friends and good food. It was busy, so I...
December 12, 2012

Cranberry Almond Biscotti & The 2012 Food Blogger Cookie Swap

Hi Friends! I am back, and I promise I did not abandon my blog, even though it looks like it. The holiday season always seems to catch me by surprise and it has...
October 20, 2012

Eggplant Parmigiana

I have been struggling to get this blog post out for the last two weeks, but life has been rather busy lately and I simply could not make blogging a priority for...
August 20, 2012

Baked Penne & Some Time Off

Baked Penne Hi everyone!  As promised, I am back with food posts. I have been away much longer than I intended, but it was not for lack of trying to get this post up...
July 10, 2012

Sugo di Pomodoro

Every time I am at the grocery store and I see people putting jarred pasta sauce in their grocery carts, I cringe a little. Then I fantasize about walking up to one...
June 28, 2012

Vegetable Frittata

Every time I make eggs, I think of that scene in Runaway Bride where Richard Gere's charachter (Ike Graham) challenges Julia Robert's character (Maggie Carpenter) about the reasons she has left a...
June 12, 2012

Sausage & Peppers

If you have ever visited any one of our nation's Little Italy's, you have no doubt come across {or eaten} sausage and peppers. It is typical street fair food and variations of...
April 23, 2012

A New Direction

I couldn't leave for my girl's trip to Utah without publishing this post because I'm very excited to share some fun news with you about Flavia's Flavors.  For a while now, I've been...
January 19, 2012

Marinated Roasted Red Peppers

Marinated Roasted Red Peppers. They are a staple of the Italian table, whether as a side dish or as part of an antipasto spread. This recipe is my favorite way to eat...
October 3, 2011

Almond Torta with Chocolate Chips

This past weekend, I traded suburban life for country life. It was just what I needed. No chores. No errands. No busyness.  My in-law's have a country house in a small town just...
June 29, 2011

Spring Vegetable Frittata

We're off to California for a little vacation this week, so this month's Flavia's Favorites post is coming to you a day early.  I am happy to welcome Lori Dunbar of Marzipan, Inc.,...
June 14, 2011

Caramel Gelato

I swear I haven't been trying to torture you by making you wait for this post. My head has been in several different places lately. We're headed to San Diego at the...
June 2, 2011

Tortellini Pasta Salad

When Peter and I were first married and we started inviting friends and family over for dinners, cookouts and holidays, Peter was always perplexed at how I did much of the preparations...
May 29, 2011

Italian Pastry Ring

  Earlier this week, I got my copy of Dianne Jacob's Will Write for Food in the mail. I am a regular reader of her blog and enjoy her honest and thoughtful posts. I...
March 2, 2011

Apricot Crostata

First things first: I want to give a heartfelt Thank You to those of you who left thoughtful condolences about our Dutch here on Flavia's Flavors, Facebook and Twitter. Your kind words helped...
January 24, 2011

Lentil & Swiss Chard Soup

This soup isn't very pretty.  It's plain and homely looking.  It's murky-colored, and non-descript.  But what it lacks in looks, it more than makes up for in flavor.  Trust me, you want to...
January 14, 2011

Pasta Workshop at Sur La Table

This past Wednesday, Peter and I headed over to the newest location of Sur La Table for a Pasta Workshop cooking class.  This was my gift to Peter this past Christmas because Peter...
December 22, 2010

Parmesan-Black Pepper Biscotti

I first came across this recipe last year while browsing the archived posts on Smitten Kitchen and I promptly printed out the recipe, filed it away in my recipe binder and added it...
November 5, 2010

Baked Stuffed Tomatoes

I had all but forgotten about this dish until my Zia Franca made these baked stuffed tomatoes for us one night for dinner when we were in Italy back in September.  It had...
May 16, 2010

Pizza Margherita

IMG_1039 Hi there.  Remember me?  I hope you do.  I promise I have not forgotten about you.  I hope you can cut me a little slack when I tell you that food blogging hasn't...
April 27, 2010

Pesto alla Genovese

IMG_0625 Last week, my friend and next-door neighbor, Allie, called me to say hi and catch up.  While we were talking, she mentioned that her basil and other herbs were growing prolifically and that...
April 19, 2010

Pizzelle

IMG_0594 Last year, I started a tradition of baking myself something sweet for my birthday.  As much as I love a good birthday cake, I think it's a lot more fun to make a...
April 8, 2010

Penne with Broccolini

IMG_0525 Italians love their vegetables, especially greens.  For most Romans in particular, broccoli is a favorite.  There's the broccolo romanesco, a cauliflower-like type of broccoli with pointed chartreuse florets, and the well-known broccoletti, a...
March 30, 2010

Pizza di Pasqua

IMG_0402 With Easter approaching, I thought it would be appropriate to share with you the recipe for a traditional Easter bread that I grew up eating: Pizza di Pasqua.  Despite it's name, this Easter bread...
February 4, 2010

Amatriciana Sauce

DSC04125 My maternal grandmother ("Nonna") Liliana was from Rome.  After WWII, she and my grandfather ("Nonno") Diego came to the United States, where they got married and settled in Washington, DC.  Although they lived...
January 6, 2010

Italian Wedding Soup

DSC03931 I couldn't have asked for a better start to 2010.  It was quiet, restful and a lot of fun.  Peter and I spent New Year's Eve at our friend's house next door,...
December 29, 2009

Pasta e Fagioli

DSC03910 Meet my favorite soup, Pasta e Fagioli.  I love many types of soups, but I adore Pasta e Fagioli.  When I make and eat this soup, I always think about my grandmothers, who...
October 26, 2009

Minestrone

DSC03479 So the weather has kinda, sorta cooperated and gotten a little cooler.  Which is reason enough for me to get into soup-making mode.  Actually, I've already made two other types of soups...
February 16, 2009

Cicerchiata

Making cicerchiata at the beginning of every year is a tradition in my family.  My maternal grandmother, Nonna Liliana, made it every year without fail and every year we looked forward to it...
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