G for Grissini | Traditional Italian Breadsticks

  When thinking about breadsticks, the first thing that comes to my mind is the soft breadsticks that they serve at the Italian restaurants. My family is greatly addicted to the breadsticks that they serve at Olive Garden that I

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Spinach and Ricotta Cheese Lasagna Roll-Ups

Lasagna is one of our favorite Italian dishes that we almost never get to eat outside. In every restaurant the lasagna is pre made and has some kind of meat in it. Hence, the only lasagna our family has tasted

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Creamy Pesto Baked Pasta – Baked Pasta with Pesto and Cherry Tomatoes

This is the 4th week of the blogging Mega Marathon and I have chosen to do Entrees all this week. The recipes I chose are something we like to eat as a family. More than being a fancy entrée, the

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Focaccia with Herbed Oil and Caramelized Onions

Bread baking does not limit to baking just the loaves and the rolls. Pizzas and focaccias also fall in the bread category as they are yeasted and use similar ingredients and baking techniques. I bake pizza often at home and

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Vegetable Calzones – Calzone stuffed with Onions, Bell Pepper and Spinach

Pizza, calzone what is the difference? I want to say it in a Tamil Movie style reply, what’s in the name – the filling is inside in one and the filling is out in the other. Calzones are pizza pockets

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Pizza Sfincione – New Year’s Eve Pizza – Sicilian Pizza

We had this recipe suggested to us in January by Swetha for our Baking Partner’s group. I had made the pizza on time, but it never made its way into the blog. I have greatly come to believe that cooking

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Tomato, Mozzarella and Basil Stuffed Baguette

Stuffed baguettes are wonderful breads if you making this as a meal. All you need is some soup on the side and you are done. This baguette combines the most delicious combo, tomato, mozzarella and basil. I just love how

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Basil-Pine Nut Pesto / Pesto Alla Genovese

Pesto is a sauce that originated in Genoa in the Liguria region of Northern Italy. This is such an aromatic and bright sauce that is not cooked and made with fresh basil leaves, garlic, pine nuts, olive oil and parmesan

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Pasta Primavera – Spring Vegetable Pasta

This week for blogging marathon, I am going to be making three different sauces for pastas. This theme was very interesting as it gave me an opportunity to explore different vegetarian sauces to go with pasta. I sort of stuck

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