• Comfort Food
  • Pasta Diavola

    “You may have the universe if I may have Italy.” – Giuseppe Verdi Though my travels in Italy are at this point limited to a mere two weeks, many years ago, I’m of the same mind. Give me Italy; you may have all the rest. Simon and I visited six years ago and some of […]

  • Chicken
  • Nicaraguan Chicken in Coconut Milk

    “There is no sincerer love than the love of food.” -George Bernard Shaw I’m fairly certain I learned to cook before I learned to ride a bike. I recall being as young as five when I’d push an old wooden dining chair up to the stove where my mother was simmering and sautéing away. I’d […]

  • Lifestyle
  • Tortilla Soup

    GIVEAWAY CLOSED! Recipe below! Friends! I’m so excited to bring you today’s post because I have partnered with Angela of Sweet is the Spice (along with a few other amazing brands) to host a weeklong giveaway as our way of saying thank you to all of you for your support in the past several months. […]

  • Appetizers
  • Birthday Margaritas, Tostones, & Tortilla

    There was a time when birthdays caused me great distress. Spending my childhood steeped in worry—about anything and everything—it’s no surprise my innate penchant for anxiety permeated most aspects of my life. Especially when it came to the oppressing passage of time. It felt like cold hands around my throat tightening with vice-like quality with […]

  • Breakfast
  • Mascarpone & Bourbon Polenta with Fruit

    Hello Friends! I’m thrilled to be sharing today’s post with you because it is a collaboration with Lagostina to give away one of their gorgeous Polenta and Minestrone Stewpots! Visit my Instagram for contest details; see product info below! Cucina Povera translates literally to poor kitchen and in Italy it’s the term given to rustic, […]