Parmigiana di Melanzane

You know that good friend who you haven’t talked to in FOREVER, but when you finally re-connect it’s like no time has passed? One such friend from Texas called me the other day, and we picked up right where we left off. If we had seen each other in person, I know we would have talked for…

Dark Cherry Semifreddo

Remember when I blogged about Ferragosto and heading to the beach? Well, I did just that. Except I didn’t walk down my street to the beach. Instead, I flew 2,521 miles to the east coast, where I met my family in Kiawah Island, South Carolina. Because we are all scattered around the country, we decided…

Insalata di Ferragosto

August. The first month in San Diego that actually feels like summer. And when I say “feel”, I mean it’s warmer than San Diego’s average temperature of 63.65 degrees. It’s so hot, people are being encouraged to use cool zones a.k.a. libraries (I see what you did there San Diego, tricking people into reading). I say, grab a…

Pan Dulcis

A good morning makes all the difference. I start most of my mornings by pressing snooze at least three times. That is probably not the right start to my day. In an ideal world, I would wake up early without an alarm and enjoy a leisurely cup of coffee before heading out for the day….

Mozzarella Meatballs

Let me just get this out of the way at the outset. It is going to be very difficult for me not to be “punny” in this post. It doesn’t help that the 40th anniversary of Saturday Night Live just aired, reminding me of this clip. I also have a friend who helped me make…