Recipes

Chili con carne with beans

I have a problem with chili. For me, this recipe provokes a culinary identity crisis and proves I’m not a very good Texan after all. Texans, who will jump…

Pumpkin hand pies

Pumpkin hand pies

Are you ready for Halloween? I’m especially excited about the holiday this year, because for the first time since I moved to Italy (13…

Beet and Bulgur Burger

Beet and Bulgur Burger

I’m off! Tomorrow I leave for a couple weeks of vacation in my lovely Texas Hill Country, so follow my instagram for daily tastes…

Cornbread

Cornbread

Cornbread (Pane di Mais) 1 1/2 cups (210 g) flour 1 cup (150 g) yellow cornmeal 2 teaspoons baking powder 1/4 teaspoon baking soda…

Fluffy Lemon-Ricotta Pancakes

I admit, I was skeptical about putting cheese in my pancake batter. I’m not exactly sure why, I have no problem adding bananas, cornmeal, buttermilk…

Banana meringue pudding

Banana meringue pudding

Banana pudding is an important part of an American childhood, and mine is no different. Silky layers of homemade custard, fresh banana slices and softened cookies…

Cherry Tomato Tarte Tatin

Cherry Tomato Tarte Tatin

This tart is especially stunning when made with a variety of colorful cherry tomatoes. A hint of honey brings out the sweetness of the tomatoes which is…

Blueberry-peach Slab pie

Blueberry-peach Slab pie

Let’s remember this summer: the salty hair, sweaty naps, skinned knees, and sweet air of August. Nonna is in the kitchen with simmering pots of local traditions,…

Apricot-almond cake

Apricot-almond cake

Apricot-almond cake for the cake 2 1/3 cup almonds (9 oz /250 g) almonds 1 1/4 cup (250 g) sugar 1/2 teaspoon salt 3 eggs…

Hummus

Hummus

Hummus has been a staple in my house since I was a child, and I can hardly imagine my life without it. It’a a…