How to Style a Fall Scarf

If you are visiting from The Blended Blog, welcome! Today we are talking about how to style a scarf this fall. Fall scarves, at least in Florida, are not the weighty,…

Breaded Chicken Cutlets {recipe}

One of my kids’ FAVORITE dishes is Cotolette or Breaded Chicken Cutlets. It’s the Italian version of chicken nuggets, except that it’s homemade, fresh not frozen, served with a squeeze…

Chicken alla Cacciatora

We’ve spent three weeks talking about first courses: pasta, soups and rice dishes. Since we are almost finished with the Write 31 Days Challenge, it’s time to start talking about…

The BEST Chocolate!

Perugina is Italy’s version of Ghirardelli. In my opinion, they have the best chocolate. I love dark chocolate. When I was young, I would eat milk chocolate but my mother…

Italian Hand Gestures

Today, we’ll take a little break from talking about Italian food and instead I’ll talk a little about a little culture. Italians talk with their hands, using gestures. It’s a…

Myth Busters! {and a giveaway}

If you’ve been following this series, then you probably read the 10 Commandments of Italian Cooking post. {If not, then you can go read it and then come back. We…

Pasta and Garbanzo Beans {recipe}

This pasta dish is one of my kids’ favorites. We love garbanzo beans: in hummus, in salads and we really like them in this easiest of pasta dishes. It is…

Pasta and Beans {recipe}

You might be familiar with today’s recipe, Pasta e Fagioli (pasta and beans), from the Olive Garden. My recipe is NOT a copycat recipe. This classic, Neapolitan dish utilizes inexpensive…

Pasta and Potatoes {recipe}

Keeping with the pasta and ______ theme, today’s recipe is a carb-lover’s dream! Pasta marries potatoes with the added yumminess of bacon. The potatoes release their starch and the result…

Pasta and Peas {recipe}

Pasta and Peas is one of my family’s favorite recipes, and a good one to keep in your back pocket to pull out on short notice. In fact, all the recipes this…