Charred Rapini with Italian Sausage

Rapini or broccoli rabe? What do you call it? I grew up always calling it rapini and was very confused to learn that there was another name for the bitter green I’ve grown to love so much over the years. I’m used to eating it the way my Nonna prepares it. She boils it in […]

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Parmesan, Thyme & Lemon Risotto with Seared Scallops

With every great relationship comes hard work, dedication, compassion, and seasoning. Just kidding on that last part. I think I got confused with my experience loving on this risotto I made yesterday. But really, thinking about Valentine’s Day and putting this recipe together reminded me a lot of the love, time and effort we put […]

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Lemon Pasta with Toasted Pine Nuts

If you read my most recent post, you’ll know my husband and I took a trip to Brooklyn, NY to celebrate my 30th birthday and a little babymoon last weekend. And as I mentioned in the post, my favorite meal was at this modern Italian eatery close to the hotel we stayed at. Before booking […]

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Pappardelle with Sausage, Kale and Ricotta

Do you have a list of states/countries you’d love to see? I recently told my husband we should start putting together a list just in case one of them slips our mind some day. I think it would be a way to make our adventures together more official, and it would be fun crossing places […]

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Nonna’s Meatballs

I have vivid memories of walking down into the basement of my nonna’s house with the smell of meatballs in the air. Most Italians have two kitchens in their house, one for show and one for a place to fry all the food. It’s a hilarious concept now that I think about it, but it’s […]

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