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artichoke salad
Dinner, World Food

Turn Canned Artichoke Hearts into an Easy Sicilian Roasted Artichoke Salad

This easy artichoke salad is perfect for a main course vegetarian salad or served alongside grilled chicken or fish for the omnivores. You might want to accompany it with grilled polenta. When it comes to simple, wholesome, delicious food, the Italians rise to the top. This Sicilian-style artichoke salad calls for ready-to-use artichoke hearts. Don’t […]

Greek Loukoumades ON A white plate
Dessert, World Food

Greek Loukoumades, aka Honey Puffs or Greek Doughnuts

Serve these Greek donuts — Loukoumades — with a drizzle of honey, a sprinkle of cinnamon, and some toasted walnuts. This easy lemon cranberry cake loaf is pretty danged good, too! Greek loukoumades recipe Sometimes referred to as lokma, these doughnuts are popular in Turkey, Egypt, and Greece. Some say these sweet Greek donuts were […]

sausage and mushroom pasta on a white plate
Dinner, World Food

Tagliatelle Pasta with Mushrooms and Sausage

This recipe comes from Cook Italy, where i had the opportunity to learn to make two different pasta dishes from Carmelita. This sausage and mushroom pasta served with freshly made tagliatelle was divine! Be sure to try this farfalle pasta with zucchini and ham, too. The tagliatelle pasta for this recipe was made fresh, right […]

polenta with ragu
Dinner, World Food

Creamy Polenta Recipe Served up Three Ways

This classic polenta recipe can be served straight out of the pot as a creamy polenta recipe, or used to make fried or grilled polenta. It would be excellent served with this hueveos rancheros recipe! What is polenta? Now, don’t be worried if you don’t know! I had never heard of polenta until I married […]

huevos rancheros
Breakfast, World Food

Try this Easy Huevos Rancheros Recipe for Breakfast

A favorite dish in Mexico, this huevos rancheros recipe– or rancher’s eggs — is common fare in many Mexican food restaurants. At its most basic, it’s a fried egg served in a tortilla, but the toppings make each plate unique! Check out these other breakfast recipes, too! Making this easy huevos rancheros recipe This traditional […]

gnocchi in a bowl
Dinner, World Food

42+ Delicious Italian Recipes to Savor at Home

When you can’t get to Italy, bring the flavor of your favorite destination home with these tasty Italian recipes! From savory meals to indulgent desserts, you’ll find something here to make your taste buds swoon. Vino rosa optional. Heading to Italy? Check out 30 things to know before you go. Italian recipes for your table […]

slice of southern cornbread
Breakfast, Dinner

Delicious Southern-Style Cornbread Recipe

This rustic southern cornbread is cooked in a cast-iron skillet for a crispy crumb. It’s going to make your mouth so happy! You might want to serve it with this sweet potato black bean chili. What is a true southern cornbread? Ask a hundred people and you’ll get a hundred different answers as to what […]

pizza in italy is topped with fresh ingredients
Travel

30+ Things to Know When Visiting Italy

When visiting a new country for the first time, it’s understandable to find yourself uncertain about local customs. While we found the Italian people to be very accommodating when visiting Italy, I’m sure there were at least a couple times that they shook their head in consternation over our cluelessness! Here are some quick tips […]