Meditations

When-Life-Gives-You-Lemons Lemon Cake

April 21, 2023

By Lucia Ferrara
Sometimes life throws a lot of things at you and you have to do something with them. Like this cake: a bunch of ingredients mixed together and baked transform into a wonderfully delicious cake that I call “When-Life-Gives-You-Lemons Lemon Cake.”

Cream Puffs

March 22, 2023

Cream puffs are the perfect dessert for any celebration. They look so fancy. A lot of people hesitate to make cream puffs, but what they don’t realize is how easy they are actually to make.

Cranberry, Orange and Apple Relish

November 16, 2022

By Lucia Ferrara
Cranberries are a favorite Thanksgiving feature for so many people and this Cranberry, Orange and Apple Relish is the perfect complement to your holiday meals.

Ricotta & Spinach Grilled Cheese

August 17, 2022

By Lucia Ferrara
We’re in the back-to-season now and so today, I’m going to show you a school night dinner favorite. It’s a fancy grilled cheese sandwich that I call Ricotta & Spinach Grilled Cheese. It has four kinds of cheese, so you know it’s a real crowd pleaser!

Strawberry Vinaigrette

August 9, 2022

By Lucia Ferrara
This strawberry vinaigrette is the perfect dressing for summertime salads. It’s light and fresh, with a touch of sweetness that pairs nicely with the just-out-of-the-garden lettuces and greens available now.

Apple Pandowdy

June 28, 2022

By Lucia Ferrara
In honor of the Fourth of July, today we’re making a dessert popular at the dawn of the American nation, apple pandowdy. The origin of this deep-dish pastry with a spiced apple filling can be traced to German immigrants to colonial Pennsylvania.

Palačinke (Croatian Crepes)

May 10, 2022

By Lucia Ferrara
I grew up on these things. My mom would make them for my brother and me for breakfast. It’s a simple, old fashion recipe that has a lot of variations, but usually, everything you need is already in your pantry or refrigerator.

Grandma’s Irish Soda Bread

March 7, 2022

By Lucia Ferrara
Just in time for your St. Patrick’s Day celebration, a recipe from Irish soda bread handed down from grandmother to grandson. And we’ll throw in an Irish Blessing to mark March 17.

Valentine Chocolate Truffles

February 6, 2022

By Lucia Ferrara
To help you prepare for Valentine’s Day, Feb. 14, we’ll learn a little bit about who St. Valentine was, some of the traditional foods used to mark this special day, and then we’ll make some super simple, but extra delicious Valentine Chocolate Truffles.

Ossa dei Morti (Bones of the Dead, spice cookies)

October 28, 2021

By Lucia Ferrara
Nov. 1 is All Saints Day and Nov. 2 is All Souls Day. Many countries and cultures around the world celebrate these days with wonderful food and traditions. The spice cookies called Ossa dei Morti (Bones of the Dead) come from my heritage.

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