Risotto with Shrimp and Scallops

Risotto with Shrimp, Scallops and Asparagus (Risotto con Gamberi, Capesante e Asparagi)

If you invite me to your house for dinner, I will eat anything you prepare. Really. If you’re going through the time and effort to prepare a meal, I will wholeheartedly enjoy every bite. Dietary restrictions, food allergies and food aversions are not a part of my life, which probably makes me one of the easiest dinner guests you could ever have (and I even help with the dishes). When my kids were little, I told them I don’t care […]

Piadina

Piadina {Guest Post by Liz Benedettini Larkin}

From Laney Would you like to know the first thing I tasted made by Liz Benedettini Larkin…with her dark hair, big smile and very Italian name? Scones! Yup, scones! You see, Liz is known around these parts as “The Scone Lady” because she bakes these amazing scones and sells them under the name of Mrs. Larkin’s Scones. Blueberry, Cinnful, Cranberry, Nuts and Seeds to name a few. Oh yeah, and she also bakes these incredible Chubby Hubby cookies, too. In addition […]

Giardiniera

Giardiniera – Sweet and Sour Vegetables {by Cristina}

Homemade giardiniera is beautiful, colorful, tasty and very easy to prepare. It’s always ready for use and can be stored for several months. I serve it in combination with sliced or boiled meat, or simply use it to dress a rice salad. Giardiniera will always be appreciated by your guests because it is a genuine product made with your own hands – nothing at all like similar products purchased at the supermarket! It’s very simple – just follow along… First, use your favorite in season […]