Author Archives: Chrissy

Jun 2012
How To: Make Homemade Pasta

I’ve mentioned before that growing up, Sunday afternoons always meant spaghetti at Grandma and Grandpa’s with my Grandma’s famous sauce. Now, if you’re going to spend all day simmering spaghetti sauce, there is no way you go just throw it … Continue reading

Posted in How To, Italian, Pantry Staples, Pasta | 4 Comments

Jun 2012
Pesto Chicken Stuffed Shells

It’s no secret that I love any type of pasta, and when you stuff pasta with lots of tasty components, it’s an automatic home-run in my book. While I’m normally one just to default to my favorite mariana sauce, every once … Continue reading

Posted in Freezer Friendly, Main Dish, Pasta | 5 Comments

May 2012
Foodbuzz 24×24: Mangia! An Italian Feast

Ask anyone who is Italian, and they’ll tell you that their culture revolves around food. Growing up, Sunday afternoons meant a big pot of sauce on the stove, homemade Italian bread in the oven, and fresh pasta being cranked through … Continue reading

Posted in Italian, Parties & Entertaining | 3 Comments

May 2012
Funfetti Cookie Sandwiches

Since I was a little girl, funfetti has always been a favorite cake flavor of mine. I’m not even sure that it really qualifies as a flavor, since it’s essentially just white cake with sprinkles mixed in. Either way, it’s … Continue reading

Posted in Cookies | 4 Comments

May 2012
Creamy Taco Mac

People who write food blogs, tend to also read food blogs, and therefore popular recipes spread like wild-fire across the food blog community. Before you know it, you’ve seen a cake pop and oreo truffle on every food blog. About a year … Continue reading

Posted in Beef, Main Dish, Mexican | 1 Comment

May 2012
Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Ice Cream

On the outside, my mom and I look nothing alike. She’s an olive-skinned, dark-haired Italian, while I’m the spitting image of my dad’s sisters with my light skin, light brown hair and green eyes.  Personality wise, we’re not such a match either. I tend to … Continue reading

Posted in Chocolate, Ice Cream & Frozen Treats, Peanut Butter | 9 Comments

May 2012
Browned Butter Sugar Cookies

For some reason, browned butter always intimidated me. That was, until I actually made it and realized how easy it was to make! All you’re doing is heating up the butter until it reaches the point to where it browns, and … Continue reading

Posted in Cookies | 3 Comments

May 2012
Chicken with Mustard Cream Sauce

I’m always on the hunt for quick, simple chicken dishes that can be made with ingredients that I typically keep on hand. This dish fits the bill perfectly, and is perfect for those nights when you have nothing planned for … Continue reading

Posted in Chicken, Healthy, Main Dish | 3 Comments

May 2012
Tomato and Basil Bruschetta

When it comes to cooking, sometimes less is more. Bruschetta is a perfect example of this. You don’t need a ton of ingredients or complicated cooking processes to make a phenomenal appetizer – just a few ingredients and a sharp knife. The simplicity … Continue reading

Posted in Appetizer, Italian | 2 Comments

May 2012
Cold Veggie Pizza

If you’re looking for a different spin on a veggie platter for your next party, look no further than this veggie pizza. It’s a great appetizer, because it is served cold or at warm temperature, so you don’t have to … Continue reading

Posted in Appetizer, Pizza, Veggies | 5 Comments