Author: Marisa

Italian Cookies

Classic Pizzelle

Classic Pizzelle are wafer thin Italian cookies made in a waffle like iron press machine and one of Italy’s oldest cookies. I was inspired to make these pizzelle after a visit to my dad’s one afternoon. One cannot visit dad without a tour of his lush garden. It is just […]

Sauces

Easy Marinara Sauce

A simple and Easy Marinara Sauce made with good quality San Marzano canned tomatoes. Canned tomatoes make a delicious Easy Marinara Sauce. The key to making this super easy tomato sauce is good quality San Marzano tomatoes as well as the best and freshest onions, celery, carrots and garlic. You […]

Breakfast, Scones

Blueberry Lemon Scones

Mornings have just gotten better with these Blueberry Lemon Scones. They are made with tangy buttermilk, scented with grated lemon peel and drizzled with a lemony glaze. Several months ago my daughter gifted me with a Ricardo Magazine subscription. The English edition (much anticipated by moi) launched last September and […]

Appetizers

Rosemary Ricotta Crostini

This amazingly super easy crostini will wow your guests from the very first bite. It can be prepared up to four hours in advance by simply covering the crostini separately from the pepper mixture. This was a task usually delegated to my children whenever we had company, allowing me time […]

Breakfast, Dessert

Crespella with Nutella

Crespella with Nutella, thin Italian pancakes very similar to french crepes. They can be rolled up, folded or even stacked together with either a savory or sweet filling. For all the nutella lovers who are looking for yet another way to enjoy their favorite chocolate hazelnut spread, you are going […]