1 Jan

Savory Snowflake Pastry Puff

Christmas has come to and end and New Year’s Day has arrived. A new year has officially begun. Sometimes I wish that the Christmas decorations and lights could stay up a little longer … after all, winter has only just begun and there are many more grey, cold days ahead. Something to brighten up those […]


21 Dec

Christmas Tree Pastry Puff

This beautiful Christmas tree pastry puff is perfect for Christmas breakfast or brunch. It is perfect because it is festive and delicious, but also because it is sooooo easy! Supplies: Pastry puff dough/Filo dough (rectangle in form) Nutella (warmed slightly to make it easier to spread) Spatula, knife and pizza cutter Begin by opening one […]


21 Dec

DIY Slippers for a Spa Party

If you need a fun idea for a girl’s Spa night or a Spa party these DIY slippers are fun and easy to make. Supplies: Guest slippers (I found mine here on Amazon) Iron on patches (I used these adorable butterflies from Amazon to fit the theme) Fabric Paint Fabric Pens Needles, thread, scissors Beads […]


11 Nov

Sweet Potato Pumpkin Soup

This Fall soup is perfectly cozy and creamy. It is fast becoming my absolute favorite. The delicate pumpkin and sweet potato flavors remind me of the Fall and I love the bright orange color! Ingredients: Approximately 1/2 cup Coconut Milk 1/4 cup Pecorino Cheese 1 Small Pumpkin (approximately 1 1/2 cups of pumpkin) 1-2 Sweet […]


26 Oct

Sweet Potato Biscuits

Ingredients: 2 cups All-purpose Flour 1 tablespoon Baking Powder 1 tablespoon Granulated Sugar 1 teaspoon Salt 6 tablespoons of COLD Butter 3/4 cup Buttermilk 3/4 cup Pureed Sweet Potato Pre-baking Instructions: Before you begin making your biscuits you will need to cook and puree your sweet potato. One large potato is plenty for this recipe. […]


9 Jul

Fried Zucchini Flowers

A delicious Italian appetizer! On one of my first visits to Italy an Italian friend ordered appetizers. One of the appetizers was something I did not recognize. They told me the name in Italian, but I had no idea what it meant….so I thought, “Why not?!” And I tried it. I fell in love instantly […]


27 Apr

Homemade Soft Pretzels

Let me just say….I love soft pretzels. Like I really truly love soft pretzels. I used to eat them as my lunch. Just one delicious soft pretzel. It is something I treat myself to when I get back to the US to visit- usually from Auntie Anne’s, who makes my absolute favorite pretzel. On the […]


20 Mar

Pasta al Forno

The best pasta dish Southern Italy has to offer! This is not a post for my Italian friends. The very ones who taught me how to make this AMAZING pasta dish! This is a post for those of you who would like to make an authentic southern Italian dish that is so good you will […]


20 Jan

Creamy Cauliflower Soup

It’s January. And it is COLD. This creamy cauliflower soup will warm you right up and satisfy even your picky eaters. If you have extra picky eaters (I have one) you can also use it as a “sauce” on pasta noodles. It is so creamy that it works perfectly and you pickiest eater will taste […]


17 Jan

Broccoli Pesto

My kids are not huge fans of broccoli. We once forced out son to at least try a bite of broccoli when we were dinner guests at someone’s house, he did. And the results were, well, let’s just say no one finished their dinner. Eew! So hopefully I haven’t ruined your appetite because this pasta […]