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Cranberry Almond Shortbread Bars

I’ve been very busy this week cranking out holiday cookies in anticipation of my family arriving Monday for the holidays. Although I do make a number of the same...

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Farro Salad With Broccoli, Apples & Pomegranate Arils

My holiday preparations are in full swing, and I am happy to say my house is fully decorated, and all my gifts have been bought, are wrapped and under...

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Whole Wheat Pumpkin Stuffed Mezzaluna Pasta – A Step by Step Tutorial

I have been cooking with fresh pumpkin frequently over the past few months, using it often in my baking or pasta dishes. Recently I began to crave a stuffed...

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Creamy Carrot Risotto

Risotto is comfort food to me and is a dish a crave when I am busy or feeling stressed. I find the process of making risotto the traditional way...

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10 Grain Sourdough Bread

Sourdough bread has a unique tangy aroma and flavor that is delicious, but to make sourdough bread you do require a sourdough starter. The starter that I have been...

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An Italian Christmas

I’ve just returned from almost two weeks away visiting family up north, and now that Thanksgiving is over my thoughts are on Christmas. Of all the holidays we celebrate...

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Quinoa Salad With Pears, Toasted Hazelnuts, & Cranberries

We enjoy a wide variety of salads year round and I prefer to use seasonal ingredients whenever I can. Since we are now embracing a predominantly plant based diet,...

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Puffed Pizza Bites

The holidays are quickly approaching, so it is a great time to begin to collect ideas for holiday entertaining. These easy pizza bites are always a hit when I...

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Dark Chocolate Panna Cotta

I first discovered the delights of creamy, light panna cotta when we lived in Milan for eight years. It is a traditional pudding dessert that is very popular in...

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Italian Gift Basket Giveaway from Mariano Foods – Retail Value $130!

Italian Food forever is pleased to announce that we have a new sponsor on the blog, Mariano Foods who are well known for their Italian specialty foods and gift...