Italian Stuffed Zucchini Cups

6-8 appetizer servings Tip: Holidays many times call for appetizers, whether at home or taken to a friend's or colleague's party. Look for options that can be made ahead so the host won't need to share kitchen space when you arrive. I also appreciate appetizers that can be served at room temperature. All the better... Continue Reading →

Lemon-Anise-Almond Biscotti

Makes 25-30 Tip: Anise seed has a slight licorice flavor, but is subtle, especially when blended into cookie dough with other flavors. I encourage you to try it in this recipe, but if you really don't care for the flavor, you can always leave it out. These crispy biscuits are traditionally served to dip in... Continue Reading →

Meatballs!

Servings vary depending on size of meatballs (AND how many you can eat at one time). Tip: I like to make a large batch of meatballs to freeze for future meals. If I think they will all be used in Italian-style dishes, I add the marjoram and oregano listed in the recipe. If I want... Continue Reading →

Ziti with Seared Wax Beans & Pancetta

   2 servings Tip: Pine nuts have a sweet, buttery flavor. They are often ground into pesto sauce, but also enhance a pasta dish when sprinkled in just before serving. Toast them lightly in a skillet on the stovetop, moving them around constantly. DON'T WALK AWAY; once they turn golden and have a toasty smell,... Continue Reading →

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