Pumpkin Gnocchi with Sage Butter and Maple Drizzle

OK, so if you really read my blog and don’t just pass by briefly, you know I love fall and pumpkin everything, not necessarily in that order.  I have been making gnocchi every which way to Sunday, forever.  For one, it was super easy for me not to goof up back in my early days…

Rustic Italian Heirloom Tomato Tart

Since I was a little girl I have absolutely loved tomatoes.  Growing up my Dad use to make a tomato pie that was so heavenly I would devour this thing as if it were my last meal.  When I got married and moved out, my Dad showed me how to make his tomato pie, he…

Harvest Corn Chowder

Fall is here and as much as I love the beach, I love Fall equally.  For one thing, the NY Yankees are in the playoffs,  then there’s football, hockey, bonfires, apple picking, pumpkin everything, and soup!  I just love making food when the weather gets a nip in the air.  Something about a nice bowl…

Duck Fat Oven Roasted Steak Fries with Truffle Salt and Parmesan

Hopefully you have already seen my recipe for Perfectly Pan Seared Duck Breast and have been compelled to make it!  If not no worries, if you have some duck fat lying around, that will suffice. I first fell in love with Duck Fat Truffle Fries in Miami a few years ago and I have never looked…

Crazy Easy Refrigerator Garlic Dill Pickles

I absolutely love pickles.  I love spicy garlic dill pickles, I love plain garlic dill.  I love to incorporate them into my lunch since I don’t do carbs.  I just wrap my turkey and cheese around a spear and I am good to go for lunch. My favorite pickles are at the PA Dutch Market…

Fig and Goat Cheese Flatbread with Bacon

I love fresh figs.  Growing up we had these all the time as they were an Italian staple.  One of my favorite ways to enjoy figs are to have them sliced with fresh Homemade Italian Style Ricotta Cheese with a drizzle of honey atop some fresh crostini.  I could make a meal out of this alone…

Saucy Cheeseburger Empanadas

This recipe is super easy, super delish, and tastes just like a cheeseburger!  I don’t like to fry my empanadas, and for years I have been using a cream cheese dough to make mine baked, in the oven, but lately I have been using puffed pastry because I find it can replicate a traditional empanada…

Potato and Cheddar Cheese Pierogi

Growing up, our culture was celebrated proudly by our family.  I am Italian, Irish, Polish, and most recently through a DNA testing, I discovered I am French, Albanian, and North African.  So growing up food was a big part of celebrating our roots as is with most families.  Universally, we all celebrate moments of our…

Pub Style Pretzel Bites with Irish Beer Cheese Dip

There is nothing better than homemade, buttery pretzels.  I mean sure you can open a bag of store-bought pretzels or microwave a frozen one, but this is way better than those options, not to mention much more delish! This is a great party appetizer, and can be made in advance then reheated for easy entertaining. …

Easy Cheesy Beer Bread

Easy Cheesy Beer bread is one of the easiest and tastiest quick breads you can make.  It can be the back drop for so many things, from sandwiches, to paninis, appetizers, and just good old bread and buttah! I love serving this as an appetizer, slathered with some Maple and Brown Sugar Bacon Jelly  You can’t…