Italian Meatballs with Wild Rice and Sautéed Rainbow Chard

Many apologies for my blogging absence. A couple other writing projects have suddenly filled my time and I’ve been forced to neglect my little blog and my favorite bloggers. Thanks to Aussie Adventurer, Baz at The Landy for making sure I was alive and kicking! Now that it’s March there’s been a steady hint of spring … Continue reading

Italian Style Roasted Cauliflower and Red Pepper Salad

Italian Style Roasted Cauliflower and Red Pepper Salad

Here’s a delicious dish to make with your Homemade Roasted Red Bell Peppers, and you’re in luck because it’s another recipe I’ve sneakily stolen from my Neapolitan Culinary Whiz, Tina. Also take note: the Italian flag colors are proudly on display in this salad, in case you doubted its authenticity. Tina serves this dish with a … Continue reading


Homemade Roasted and Marinated Red Bell Peppers

One of the benefits of having an Italian for a partner is knowing his Mamma. Michael’s mother, Tina, was born and bred in Naples, and as every Neapolitan knows, you haven’t been to Italy if you haven’t been to Naples. Or is it that Naples is its own little world, apart from Italy? I’ve learned … Continue reading

Zucchini and Pancetta Pancakes

Zucchini and Pancetta Pancakes

For the greater part of my life, I thought Italian food was heavy, overcooked pasta laden with oily melted cheeses and super sweet tomato sauce. Che tragedia! My only links to “Italian food” in my Southern California hometown were restaurants like Olive Garden, so I avoided what I believed to be Italian food at all … Continue reading