I’m back. Well, actually, I never left the kitchen — but I haven’t blogged in a while. Is anyone still there/here?
The first half of my life was very much influenced by my Italian-American surroundings … my paternal relatives, my Brooklyn and Staten Island neighborhoods, and my extended family and friends.
That meant I grew up eating all the traditional “Italian” foods of that era. Continue reading Old Traditions Die, a New Pasta Shape with Red Lentils and Walnuts
It’s October — and that means Halloween. And you know what Halloween means … nothing is quite like what it seems.
The Creative Cooking Crew’s challenge this month is to have some fun with the holiday. I decided to play a little virtual trick or treat. But it turned out more like a ‘trick and treat’. Continue reading Trick or Treat: Meatballs + Spaghetti with Vodka Sauce for a Creative Culinary Crew Challenge
I’ve got Sicily on my mind. After many trips to Italy, I’m finally looking south and exploring a 2015 trip to Sicily and southern Italy. Yeah, I know, I recently said almost the same thing about a trip to the Yucatan in 2015. I’m doing both.
So, what makes a meatball Sicilian? Continue reading Sicilian Style Pork Meatballs on a Cheesy Butternut Squash Mash