Tagged with Italian food

Teaching a new generation

Teaching a new generation

Friday night I taught a group of kids, 6th -8th graders, how to make pasta from scratch. It’s one of my joys in life as I have mentioned in my musings here in the past. Like many other classes in the past my eldest son Jake, now eighteen, assisted me. I can’t express the joy … Continue reading

Some Days I Just Feel *Italian*

Some Days I Just Feel *Italian*

While I was shopping for dinner yesterday I realized the food I chose didn’t feel like “me”. It was too plain or bland or something. I walked myself right on over to the deli area and bought some Italian food. We went from tilapia, salad and peas to a huge platter of anti-pasti with soppressata, … Continue reading

Classes, classes and more classes!

Classes, classes and more classes!

It’s that time of year again when we here in northeast Ohio are looking for indoor activities due to the crazy weather we’ve been experiencing. Many of the locals are signing up for my cooking classes for which I am thrilled about. I’ve held another no-cook appetizer class at a local library, from which these … Continue reading

A Lesson in Quadrucci Pasta

A Lesson in Quadrucci Pasta

Sometimes I have very high aspirations when I find new recipes or new-to-me old country recipe from Italy. I think, “eh, how hard can it be?”. I am here to tell you sometimes it’s really tough.Last night I remembered to buy flat leaf Italian parsley to try this really cool dish called “Quadrucci in Brodo” … Continue reading

Celebration Night!

Today is our 19th wedding anniversary. I have the world’s best husband but then again, I am quite biased. He treats me like a queen and encourages me in every single thing I do to make myself a better person, whether it’s in the role of a wife, mother, grandmother, daughter, sister, friend,chef, and soon-to-be … Continue reading

Chicken Cacciatore

Once again it’s cooking class time for me. The month of January has been filled with one class after another. I do enjoy every minute of the classes. Sometimes the prep work of recipe research and shopping can be taxing but it’s all part of what I do. There are ways to make those parts … Continue reading

My “Big Night”

My “Big Night”

  If you are familiar with Italian movies or have read my post, My Favorite Movies About Food, tonight is going to be one of my “big nights”. It’s the night I cook for the very people who generously gave their time, money and service to my husband and I on our wedding day, exactly  eighteen and … Continue reading

Braciole’ and Ricotta Gnocchi

Braciole’ and Ricotta Gnocchi

As I dig deeper into the launching my own small business, I am energized more and more. Soon I have a chance to practice cooking in front of people with an upcoming job. I’ll be cooking a dinner for a group of twelve wonderful people. These are people I’ve known my entire married life. They … Continue reading