Month: March 2015


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

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 […]



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 […]

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 […]