Giada’s Lasagna Rolls

  Hey everybody, I know my posts have been few and far between and I do apologize for that. I’ve been busy and haven’t had much time for experimentation and what I like to call recreational cooking. However this weekend I was inspired! I got an email from Giadzy which is Giada De Laurentiis’ newsletter. I…

Lazy Lasagna with Ricotta and Spinach

Hey there, The longest I can go without pasta is about a month and then I lose my mind. Most Italians reading this are probably thinking “A month? Are you crazy?!?” I get it but I really try to avoid pasta as much as I can. Tonight though, I had just about reached my limit and Man! This…

Marilou’s Giant stuffed Pasta Shells alla Gigi

A friend of mine recommended that I check our this blog called Trois Fois Par Jour. Its by a local Quebecer – a multi-talented young woman named Marilou Bourdon. She is a singer/songwriter, cook, blogger and now, author. I subscribed to her blog via Facebook and have really enjoyed the recipes she’s posted – Easy, innovative,…

Mamma Rosa’s Crespelle

Mamma Rosa’s Crespelle TBT! Originally posted: Tuesday, January 12th, 2010   What are Crespelle?  In a word , they are heaven. They are Italian crepes used as an alternative to pasta in dishes such as manicotti or fazzoletti.     Recipe for ricotta/spinach filling follows.   I had never even heard of them until my friend from work, Toni, had me…

Marie B’s Italian Lemon-Ricotta Cookies #winner

Back….wayyyy back in 2009, I had a cookie comptetition. It all started because I was searching for the recipe for those traditional soft, sugar-glazed lemon cookies. My grandmother’s cookies were awesome but her recipe had no quantities, no measurements, just a list of ingredients. Grandmas are awesome,  professionals at their craft, they did everything by…

Creamy Ricotta Scrambled eggs – low in fat

Good morning all! You know I always like to share the quick & easy recipes that are also delicious….and healthy. I like it even better when they don’t taste healthy. Admittedly these creations are seldom my own. Except today, I have created a spin-off on Gordon Ramsay’s method of making scrambled eggs. As with many…