How to Make Homemade Sicilian Pizza (VIDEO!)

New Yorkers think that their thin-crust pizza is the best (and I’m a little biased in this area). Those who hail from Chicago strongly believe in their deep-dish. In Los Angeles, you’ll almost exclusively find brick oven pies, and in practically every shopping mall and airport across America, you’ll probably happen upon the Sbarro chain.…

Quinoa and Veggie-Stuffed Bell Peppers

In this series of recipes, I am highlighting the wonderful produce that is in-season in the summer. This week, I couldn’t resist focusing on delicious bell peppers. You can use any color that you’d like – but keep in mind that the red ones are slightly sweeter than the green. I like to change it…

Easy-Peasy Homemade Pomodoro

Tomatoes! Of course we can get them year-round, but they are literally ripe for the picking in the summer. Right now they are sweet and juicy and perfect for countless recipes. While there is nothing wrong with eating produce that isn’t technically in season, eating a fruit or vegetable at its peak means it is…

Lidia-Inspired One Pot Chicken

I opened Lidia Bastianich’s “Mastering the Art of Italian Cooking” (which is the most incredible Italian cookbook I’ve ever owned), and I was ready to prepare one of her chicken dishes. Instead, a few of her recipes inspired me to try something of my own with a few of the ingredients I have in my…

Spinach Turkey Orzo Soup

I made this yesterday after the big storm, and a lot of people have asked for the recipe.  It’s easy, hearty, and absolutely delicious. I adapted it from the Apple of My Eye’s recipe for Sausage & White Bean Soup.  Here’s my version: Ingredients 2 shallots, diced 3 cloves of garlic, chopped 2 tablespoons of…

Turkey Sausage with Romanesco and Dry Sherry

I had these ingredients in my refrigerator and after a quick improvisation, this very tasty and satisfying dish emerged.  I used turkey sausage, but feel free to substitute Italian pork sausage (spicy or sweet).  And while I chose Romanesco, broccoli or cauliflower would work as well.  Happy cooking! Serves 2 Ingredients: 2 tablespoons of olive…

Root Vegetable Avocado Quinoa Salad

(Image via telegraph.co.uk) I’ve been MIA recently because….drum roll…my husband and I have bought a house!  More to come on that.  But I wanted to share a quick recipe to get back into the swing of things.  I threw this together today for my toddler, but then ended up eating it myself.  I’ve been getting…

Food = Love, or So I’ve Been Told

Food. I’ve been trying to figure out why it holds such an important place in my life. Yes, I love to eat. I really do. Figuring out what I’m going to eat next occupies a disproportionate amount of my time. But it’s more than that. Food brings people together in a very personal way. And…