Fish in Parchment with Fennel, Citrus and Olives Recipe

Some of the biggest challenges home cooks face are lack of time and accommodating different dietary preferences.  I am right there with you!  And this new fish in parchment recipe I am sharing is a dream come true.  It is not only healthful and delicious, but it’s quick to prepare, quick to cook and customizable.  […]

Branzino Fillets with Green Olive and Fennel Tapenade Recipe

Happy almost-Mother’s Day and almost-graduation and Holy Communion and there’s a lot happening right now! I don’t know about you, but I tend to entertain more in the spring and summer and I am always looking for new recipes since I tend to have the same people over again and again.  Because my husband and […]

Farro Salad with Fennel and Roasted Butternut Squash Recipe

When I was growing up, we had many Thanksgivings that started off with a first course of manicotti or ravioli. This happened if we celebrated with my father’s family who grew up in Italy and didn’t really understand the American Thanksgiving traditions.  I mean, it was a holiday, so manicotti were appropriate, right?

Fennel and Apple Stuffing with Chicken Sausage Recipe

I could do without turkey, stuffing and mashed potatoes on Thanksgiving and just eat veggies and pie.  You didn’t think I was going to say just veggies, did you?  C’mon.  I’m more fun than that!  But if you forced me to eat stuffing, if I had to pick one version to eat, here it is.  […]

Fennel Salad with Citrus, Avocado and Ricotta Salata Recipe

I’m doing a little menu planning right now for my annual Christmas trip to my parents’ house, where we’ll (mostly I’ll) be cooking 3 meals a day for at least a dozen or more people.  And this does require planning otherwise we will be schlepping to the market multiple times a day.  And why would […]