Italian Scrambled Eggs

One should eat to live, not live to eat. – Moliere I’ve been rather absent from this blog for longer than I like to admit, but I think the above quote really provides an accurate explanation as to why. When you are trying to maintain/lose weight, cooking large Italian meals that are delicious, well…you get theContinue reading “Italian Scrambled Eggs”

Carmela & Gabriella’s Cream Sauce

Life is a combination of magic and pasta – Federico Fellini When my two younger cousins, Carmela and Gabriella, asked if they could stay the night with me a few weekends ago and hang out, I couldn’t wait. I was really excited to spend some quality time with them and to learn more about their lives.Continue reading “Carmela & Gabriella’s Cream Sauce”

Strawberry Jell-O Cake

The passion of the Italian or the Italian-American population is endless for food and love and everything about it. – Mario Batali My last post was a little more personal and emotional than I like to be, but I thought my absence over the past year deserved a proper, and honest explanation. Luckily, it’s not myContinue reading “Strawberry Jell-O Cake”

A Valentine’s Day Treat: Mini S’Mores

Obviously Valentine’s Day is long over, but for some reason life has gotten in the way of updating this post! So ignore the below ramblings… I have always disliked Valentine’s Day. Even when I was in relationships, I thought it was a silly day and never felt like celebrating it. So when I mentioned toContinue reading “A Valentine’s Day Treat: Mini S’Mores”

Nutella and Peanut Butter Cookies

If I was bad about updating this blog before I moved back to Indianapolis, I am even worse now. If that is even possible! Since moving home I’ve been pretty busy with work due to the Super Bowl and living at home has put a kink in my desire to cook for some reason. HereContinue reading “Nutella and Peanut Butter Cookies”

Fried Nutella Pies

This post is LONG overdue. I made Fried Nutella Pies on one of my last nights in Chicago, while I was sitting at home bored. I had spent the day packing and running errands, so when I was got home I didn’t have anything to do until my friends got home from work. While IContinue reading “Fried Nutella Pies”

Chicken Tortilla Soup

Now that I am back in Indy I suddenly have so much time on my hands. It’s not that I was really busy in Chicago and now all of a sudden I have nothing to do, it’s just a different way to live now, I guess. I get off work at 5 instead of 7.Continue reading “Chicken Tortilla Soup”

Quick and Easy Homemade Pizza

Growing up, I used to eat homemade pizza at my Grandma’s house and I have always wanted to make some of my own. I’ve never made the time to get around to it and after making it the other weekend, am not sure why I thought it was such a daunting task! My Dad’s familyContinue reading “Quick and Easy Homemade Pizza”

Banana Bread

Where has this summer gone? Oh yea, it just started here in Chicago! I haven’t posted in a while, but I’ve still been cooking and having adventures in all kinds of kitchens! The summer started off to a great start, so I thought. I couldn’t wait to head home to Indy for the Italian festivalContinue reading “Banana Bread”