Penne Alla Vodka

I discovered Pasta Alla Vodka on one of my first trips to Italy. Researching the dish I found that many people have claimed to invent this dish from Italy and in America. In the early 70’s it was known as Penne alla Russia at Orsini’s in New York City, where Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis and Mick…


Pasta Peperonata

I couldn’t wait to share my new favorite pasta dish with you. A few weeks back I had a friend staying with me for a few days. On Sunday night I served Pasta Peperonata for dinner and it was delicious. Sunday night dinners are my favorite. There is something casual about dinners on Sunday night….

Chicken | Pasta

Chicken Parmesan

There has been talk of people turning to comfort food in the midst of our economic crisis here in the US. Last Sunday when my friend, who had a crazy week, wanted to come hang out,  I thought Italian comfort food…Chicken Parmesan. I had seen Mario Batali’s recipe on a recent magazine cover. The recipe…


Spicy Caprese Salad

I know, I have been away for awhile. Work sort of sidelined my blogging and cooking time. But I have a new little favorite to share with you. After working all day I want to come home and make something quick. I saw Giada cooking a Fusilli Caprese Pasta and it gave me the inspiration…