(Makes two dozen miniature Cannoli or about a dozen regular sized) Ingredients: 2 pounds of Ricotta Cheese Pre-made cannoli shells (can be purchased at bulk food stores or Italian markets) 1 tsp vanilla extract Pinch of nutmeg Pinch of cinnamon … Continue reading
With Thanksgiving behind us, many are beginning to plan for their Christmas Eve and Christmas day dinners. Even though the official holidays are a month away, it’s important to get a head start, given not only all the activities of the … Continue reading
Ribollita Soup, A Tuscan Staple and Favorite!
A few years ago, on one of our trips to the beautiful region of Tuscany, we spent a lovely, long day and evening in beautiful San Gimignano, Italy, a walled city in the heart of the hilltop town and rolling … Continue reading
Calamari! Hang on to Summer A Little Longer
Even though aisles are already loaded with Fall and Halloween decorations, and everyone is insisting that autumn is upon us, I am still hanging on to summer as long as possible. Even though this favorite season of mine officially ends … Continue reading
Spumoni – The Classic Southern Italian Dessert
August is the month to vacation in Italy, and the perfect time for Italians & their visitors to enjoy the classic southern Italian dessert Spumoni. Spumoni is traditionally a triple layered semifreddo (partially frozen) gelato dessert with fruits and nuts, … Continue reading