Timpana

Timpana/Timpano/Timballo Night

Timpana/Timpano/Timballo (I can’t figure out which is the right word!), an Italian dish, is basically everything that is good in this world. Coming from Sicily and Malta, this recipe can feed an army. It is literally a pasta pie. The pie crust is pasta. The inside is layers of more pasta with all the goodness…

Halo Top and Pistachio

Sambuca Soaked Pistachios on Halo Top Vanilla Ice Cream

Sambuca is an Italian anise flavored liqueur. Anise is similar (though very different) from licorice. Flavored with star anise, this drink is usually clear and has a thicker texture. It is often served after dinner, as the anise flavors are a perfect to cleanse the palate after a meal. Often served with coffee or neat,…

Crockpot Chicken and Mango Salsa

Beaujolais-Villages and Crockpot Mango Salsa Chicken

One of my favorite, easy meals to make is making chicken in a crockpot with salsa. I shred the chicken when it’s done and use it throughout the week. I’ll put it on salads, in tacos, on flatbread, etc… I’ll usually choose a salsa that I haven’t tried before. It’s a different one each time.…

SUKUMA WIKI with sweet Potato

Sukuma Wiki (Kenyan Braised Collard Greens and Ground Beef)

After imbibing more wine than water over Thanksgiving weekend, I decided to take a few days off from drinking. Do you ever take a few days off from alcohol? ~ Tonight I made, “Kenyan Braised Collard Greens and Ground beef (Sukuma Wiki) by The Domestic Man, which was featured on Skinnytaste’s website. This meal may sound…

Louis Jadot 2016 Pouilly-Fuissé

Bacon Artichoke Pizza with Louis Jadot Pouilly Fuisse

When Dr. GP asks if you want to have some of his homemade pizza, you don’t say no! Dr. GP doesn’t make pizza often, but when he does, it is absolutely scrumptious! He has his own, perfected, one-day pizza dough recipe that he makes. He usually makes three pizza dough balls, one to make now, and…

Giant Turkey Meatball and Rubus Zinfandel

Giant Meatball, Zinfandel, and What to Pair with Italian Marinara When You Don’t Have Italian Wine

While I love meatballs, they can be a pain to make. In one batch, there may be about 40 meatballs, and each one needs to be individually tended to. They each need to be rolled and then turned every so often in the skillet in order for them to cook. Half of the time, while…

Prosciutto, Melon, Bollo Chianti

Sometimes, I Wish I Were Italian: Chianti with Prosciutto e Melone

Do you ever feel like you should have been born in a different country? I feel like that all of the time. My maiden name is Roman, I tan well, I like wine and Italian food, I’m known to be loud, and I talk with my hands…you’d think I was Italian! Sadly, no. While I…