Month: March 2015

Chicken and Kale Soup
Soup

Chicken and Kale Soup

After a busy afternoon running errands, there is nothing more welcoming than a big bowl of home made chicken soup. This soup is chock full of healthy, hearty vegetables. Lots of vitamins in a bowl…yummy! I always start my soup base with a holy trinity of onion, carrots and celery. […]

Lemon Poppy Seed Loaf
Sweet Loaf

Lemon Poppy Seed Loaf

This Lemon Poppy Seed Loaf  has some serious lemon kick with a tangy lemon syrup that slowly seeps into the loaf rendering it extremely moist and irresistible. It also has a delightful crunchy bite from the poppy seeds. What a tasty way of bringing a little bit of sunshine to your […]

Zeppole, Ricotta Doughnuts
Doughnuts

Zeppole, Ricotta Doughnuts

These zeppole are so incredibly light… sweet and crunchy on the outside and pillowy soft on the inside. As an added bonus, they are simply a snap to make at home. Zeppole are traditionally eaten during the Festa di San Giuseppe (Saint Joseph’s Day) , which is celebrated every March […]

Lasagna
Pasta

Lasagna

My mother was a kind and gentle soul. On Sunday afternoons she would happily look forward to the arrival of her daughters and grand-kids, greeting everyone at the door and after the initial “buon giorno” she would turn to her grand-kids and proclaim “mi sembra dimagrito”, you look like you’ve […]

Red Velvet Cupcakes
Cakes, cupcakes

Red Velvet Cupcakes

A colleague of mine started a new tradition at work. Rather than collecting money for a birthday cake on someone’s special day, the “birthday person” gets to bring a cake or treat. Since baking is right up my alley, it works just fine for me. The difficult part was in […]