Tiramisu translated means "pick me up" in Italian. It's a creamy custard, espresso and cocoa-based dessert from heaven. And it's a favorite sweet treat of mine because it's so light and hardly feels as rich as it tastes. Rumor has it that there are as many versions of truly "authentic" tiramisu as there are grandmothers… Continue reading tiramisu

arugula & tomato pesto pasta with roasted beets

In my humble opinion, pesto goes on everything. Pasta, potatoes, chicken, etc. This arugula & tomato version is a fantastic twist on the classic basil pesto. There's a lot of zippy and bold flavors going on here. With peppery arugula, sweet tomatoes, tangy lemon juice and the rest of the classic pesto ingredients, I promise,… Continue reading arugula & tomato pesto pasta with roasted beets

capellini with brie, pancetta, & parsley

Brie has the power to transform. From that cheese platter staple to a melty, creamy sauce for pasta. Think of lighter spaghetti carbonara. With the salty, crispy pieces of pork. CAPELLINI WITH BRIE, PANCETTA & PARSLEY Yields: 4 servings Ingredients: 8 oz. capellini pasta (or angel hair pasta) 1/2 cup reserved hot pasta water 4… Continue reading capellini with brie, pancetta, & parsley