“WEEDS”

Hi there, Mario Batali has a classic recipe called weeds. I think that it is called weeds because the sauce is best served over fusilli and that shape apparently is reminiscent of weeds in Italy. If you like Bolognese Sauce but don’t like all the stirring this is the sauce for you. I have lightened…

Merry Italian Christmas

No recipe today but I couldn’t resist sending this food related video. It is guaranteed to put a smile on your face. Buon Natale, Bernadette Xxx

OLIVE ALL’ ASCOLANA (FRIED STUFFED OLIVES)

Hi there, Today I am sharing with you a recipe that came to me from my daughter-in-law, Hillary and my friend, Dianne. It has been a Christmas Tradition for several years to make these fried olives from the Marche region of Italy. The original recipe, albeit very delicious, is very heavy. I am sharing with…

NEW CLASSIC GINGERBREAD HOUSE

How adorable is this? The directions for it can be found at https://www.epicurious.com/holidays-events/gingerbread-house-photos-article?utm_source=nl&utm_brand=epi&utm_mailing=EPI_CTN_121820&utm_campaign=aud-dev&utm_medium=email&bxid=5be9cd8d3f92a40469df4487&cndid=30753145&hasha=1447f9c90435330b7f3dc29d00a384ad&hashb=0d912b59993a9d6ee8453c9661829063af75af24&hashc=b75d5bcd989ff97a442517c2de44e930937c35b262ba5b2c3ed98cebc32b84ca&esrc=EPI-Beekman%20Promo&utm_content=Final&utm_term=EPI_CTN If anyone makes this, please post a picture. Happy Saturday, Bernadette Xxx

EASY AND QUICK BISCOTTI

Hi there, A great majority of us seem to be turning to the homemade as a more heartfelt way to give a Christmas present or a hostess present, I thought I would share with you a very easy way to make Biscotti. You can make these delicious cookies in the morning and have them wrapped…

THE 2020 COCKTAIL

Hi there, I am sharing with you a cocktail that I have named THE 2020 because the drink is complex in flavor with delicious bitter undertones. Sort of like the year, right? I have to give credit to my friend, Susan Murphy, who introduced me to Deep Eddy Vodka during the height of the pandemic…

A TWO FOR ONE TIME SAVER

Hi there, Today I am going to share one of my favorite time saver recipes. You will get a recipe for roasted olives that can be made as an appetizer one day and then the left overs used to create cod provencal. Not only are you getting two creations out of one recipe but you…

Classic recipes for the Modern Cook

Hello there, I am not sure that this is the greatest idea ever to add to the plethora of cooking sites. But I am sticking my foot in the water because I have been encouraged to share my knowledge of cooking. My purpose is to take classic recipes and make them simple and modern for…