Torta di Riso – Italian Rice Pie

April 18, 2011By LisaFood 6 Comments
Torta di Riso

There are a handful of desserts my mom and aunts make just for Easter.  Torta di Riso, or rice pie, is one of them but interestingly enough, it’s not traditional to the region my parents are from, …

Fudge Ecstasies

April 15, 2011By LisaFood No Comments

I know I promised some recipes for traditional Italian Easter desserts; I’ll be working on those over the weekend and next week.  In the meantime, I’m going to be adding some recipes for some of the cookies I made for …

Baked Turkey Meatballs

April 5, 2011By LisaFood 1 Comment

If you’re an Italian-Sunday dinner traditionalist, this may not be for you.  For one, these meatballs are made with ground turkey.  And I don’t fry them; these are baked.  Plus I add a little sumthin’ sumthin’ to them that gives …

Roman-Style Chicken

March 30, 2011By LisaFood 2 Comments
I think I may have mentioned before that trying to get my entire family of 5 to eat the same thing is a challenge.  Yes, fine, blame it on me; it’s probably my fault for not establishing “rules” from the

Spiked Irish Cupcakes

March 29, 2011By LisaFood 2 Comments
Spiked Irish Cupcake

A friend/husband’s co-worker posted this recipe to my Facebook page recently.  I took it as a subtle hint that, if I should happen to try out the recipe, he wouldn’t mind sampling one or two.  …

Banana Bread

March 24, 2011By LisaFood No Comments

Even as I’m typing this, I’m thinking, “this may seem pretty boring”.   Banana bread?  Yawwnnnn.  It’s not as exciting as, say, the RnR March Madness going on the next page!  (Have you voted yet??)  

I’m working on some …

Kids and Cooking

March 9, 2011By LisaFood 3 Comments

I’m not a new parent but I’ve just learned what could be consider one of the most basic, common-sensical  parenting techniques when it comes to food – have your child cook with you.  They’ll be more apt to eat it! …

Quadruple Chocolate Loaf Cake

March 7, 2011By LisaFood No Comments

My sister-in-law and I spent a Saturday evening recently – after all the kids were in bed (between the 2 of us, there are 6 kids under the age of 10!) – just watching hours of The Cooking Channel and …

Squash Frittata with Goat Cheese

February 18, 2011By LisaFood 1 Comment

A frittata is an Italian omelet that typically combines eggs, vegetables, occasionally meats, and cheeses.  Unlike an “American omelet” where the eggs are usually folded around the filling, the ingredients in a frittata are all combined and cooked together, like …

Sweet Treats for your Valentine!

February 14, 2011By LisaFood 1 Comment

“Research tells us 14 out of any 10 individuals likes chocolate!”

Haven’t gotten your honey a gift yet?  Surprise him or her with these home baked treats: dark chocolate-covered strawberries and spicy dark chocolate brownies.

Strawberries and brownies

Spicy Chocolate