Tagged with Italian food

Cavatelli….it was supposed to be simple.

I decided to try my hand at making cavatelli. It didn’t work out so good. I ended up with gnocchi-like pasta instead. I found this blog,  What’s Cooking-Italian Style Cuisine, and followed the recipe exactly. I also watched the short video, which doesn’t have a good angle to show how to “roll” the cavatelli very … Continue reading

How I spend my Tuesday evenings this month…

How I spend my Tuesday evenings this month…

I’m taking a four-week series of cooking classes at a great place called Gatherings Kitchen. I am having so much fun learning and cooking alongside other foodies like myself as well as the chefs who are teaching us. Last week I forgot my camera but we made the following meal: Hot and Sour Mushroom soup … Continue reading

Why do I teach cooking classes?

I’ve been asking myself this question since I’ve had a rash of classes over the past week. My simple answer is this- I love to cook and I love to teach others how to cook. I get so much joy from watching people learn they can make delicious foods in their own kitchen and it … Continue reading

Cooking classes and recipes

The teacher in me is so very happy. In the next week I have 5 classes scheduled at Cool Beans Cafe’. It excites me because I am going to teach classes in Italian cooking.  This Saturday will be homemade pasta with a homemade tomato sauce and meatballs followed by cannoli for dessert. On the following … Continue reading

The Art of Storytelling

I firmly believe storytelling is becoming a lost art. With so many factors causing families to be separated these days, the chief storytellers have no one to pass on their stories to. I find that even in my own life, my kids at home, who are of the teenage boy variety, don’t care to hear … Continue reading

Spaghetti Bruschetta

It’s hot and we’ve had a busy day. I needed a quick and cool dinner idea. I took the kids bowling using free coupons from AMF lanes. Kids can bowl free all summer long when you sign them up for the coupons, not too bad of a deal. With the heat and being tired,  I … Continue reading

Broccoli Ricotta Pasta Toss

Here is my entry for this week’s Presto Pasta Nights. Be sure to visit Ruth at Once Upon a Feast on Friday and check out all the great pasta meals listed. I found this recipe, Broccoli-Ricotta Pasta Toss, for my entry and decided to give it a try. I made a few changes for what … Continue reading

Pork Rollatini with Tomato Sauce

Today I invented a new recipe for us to try. I am guessing someone else might have made something similar but when I searched it out nothing came up. So I just started thinking of how can I fix these thin cut pork cutlets, we wanted something different from my normal ways of cooking them, … Continue reading

Rustic Bolognese sauce-a recipe review

Before I get into my review of the Rustic Bolognese sauce recipe, I feel it’s only fair to let you in on a secret. When someone visits my blog and leaves a comment with a link back to their blog, I actually go and visit your blog! Sometimes I even leave a comment.  How about … Continue reading