Italian Adventures around Chicago

The Italian Expo was in Chicago this past weekend, so my Grandparents, parents, and my Aunt all came into town to check it out! They took a bus down with the Indianapolis Italian Heritage Society and stayed at a hotel downtown. I was beyond excited they were coming, not only because I missed them, butContinue reading “Italian Adventures around Chicago”

Fileno al Mirtilio aka Blueberry Steak

So I have been a scavenger, frantically searching the internet for recipes similar to the blueberry steak I had in Florence almost 4 years ago (AH! that makes me feel old…I wasn’t even 21!). Aqua al Due was my favorite restaurant and I have been wanting this steak more than anything! Even though according toContinue reading “Fileno al Mirtilio aka Blueberry Steak”

A Big Fat Italian Wedding

So my sister got married last weekend and now I find myself bored. My mom is enjoying her time to herself, but for some reason I can’t sit still and am anxious to get back to being so busy, I can’t think straight. I have truly enjoyed and loved every single minute of helping toContinue reading “A Big Fat Italian Wedding”

From Italy to Chicago

Hello all!  I am sorry I have not had the chance to share my cooking adventures with you, but life has been fairly crazy the last few months! I moved into a new apartment and work has been pretty busy…I will share with you all the hard work that has been going on once everythingContinue reading “From Italy to Chicago”

Are You There Vodka? It’s Me, Lucia!

Vodka and I have had a tumultuous relationship for years, but last night I think we finally started to understand each other… As I sat at work reading my sisters wedding menu, I had the urge to cook, and  I couldn’t decide what the perfect dinner would be. I had to do something fairly simpleContinue reading “Are You There Vodka? It’s Me, Lucia!”

Summer Time Pasta

One of my favorite pasta dishes is something I like to call my “Summer Time Pasta.” It is light, fresh, colorful, and most of all, delicious! Another great part of this dish is you really can add anything you want. I usually include cherry tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, and something green, depending on what I haveContinue reading “Summer Time Pasta”

Wedding Showers Galore

The Happy Couple – 2 months until Mr. and Mrs. Glas! Having to travel back and forth from Chicago to Indy every other weekend has really gotten in the way of my cooking, but that hasn’t stopped me from finding some creative inspirations along the way!  I have a serious passion for food and cooking,Continue reading “Wedding Showers Galore”

Holy Rosary Italian Street Festival

With much regret, I have to say that with all of the excitement, work, and fun going on during the Italian festival, I got really distracted and forgot to take pictures of the most important part…the food!  Friday was a pretty hectic day, considering it took me forever to try to get out of Chicago. Continue reading “Holy Rosary Italian Street Festival”