Minestrone Soup from An Everlasting Meal

I periodically pick up and re-read portions of Tamar Adler’s An Everlasting Meal (affiliate link). It’s a great read to get your creative cooking juices going. And it’s focused on using things up and doing a little work now that can be used tomorrow, etc.  Highly recommended but not just a recipe book! And this Minestrone […]

Lidia’s Italian Wedding Soup Recipe

Lidia’s Italian Wedding Soup recipe was one of the most visited recipes this year but I realized I had never brought it over into the blog. The old site is not very mobile friendly and doesn’t print as nicely so I thought I’d bring it over here and remind everyone how good this soup is! […]

Lidia’s Red Cabbage and Bacon Salad

I bought a red cabbage the other day to add to a chopped salad but that leaves plenty left for other things. I originally thought to braise some but opted instead to try this red cabbage and bacon salad from Lidia’s Italy in America. (affiliate link) It’s pretty simple, other than the work of slicing […]

Chicken and Rice Recipe Italian Style

This Chicken and Rice Recipe was my first “fall” dish, as it cooled off a little yesterday evening and I felt like something warm and comforting. I’ve made this enough times that the page in the cookbook (Lidia Cooks from the Heart of Italy) is wrinkled and splattered and I’ve almost got it memorized. I see […]

Beef Spiedini Recipe

My youngest asked if I could make beef spiedini, little beef rolls. She was remembering some of the great food she’d had when she visited her grandparents in Florida a few years ago, including the beef spiedini.  I went online to look for a recipe but they were all a little different than she remembered. […]