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This traditional lasagna recipe is from Italy

Traditional Lasagna Recipe from Italy

When I first had lasagna in Florence, Italy, I couldn’t believe the taste. It was nothing like the lasagna my mother used to make. Her lasagna was great, but on the heavy side. The...
Ragu sauce recipe with ground turkey meat

Ragu Sauce Recipe with Ground Turkey Meat

I grew up eating at my Nonna’s (grandmother’s) house every week, and this traditional ragu sauce recipe brings me right back. Nonna was born in New York City, but her parents were from Bologna, Italy,...
Bechamel sauce is a key ingredient in authentic Italian lasagna.

Bechamel Sauce Recipe for Lasagna or Pasta

I can’t remember exactly where I first tasted a bechamel sauce (or, as the Italians call, it, besciamella) after I moved to Italy, but I remember that it was inside a lasagna, mixed with...
Raspberry lemonade featured photo

Raspberry Lemonade Recipe with Fresh Lemons

When I lived in Florence, Italy, for five years one of my favorite things to do was head to a bar with my friends and drink an icy glass of sparkling lemonade. Forever fans of a...
You can find traditional Italian food at bakeries like this one

Traditional Italian Food to Eat in Italy

I lived in Florence, Italy, for five years in my early twenties. When I look back at that time, one of the things I remember with the most fondness is the food. I grew...
Make lemonade the Italian way with with basil simple syrup only takes a couple extra steps and the result is worth it! This recipe from Patch of Earth is great for a summer day on the porch or a small party with guests. Kids love it, too!

How to Make Lemonade the Old-Fashioned Way

Once I learned how to make lemonade with lemons, I never turned to powder again. This homemade lemonade is especially delicious because it includes a secret ingredient I discovered when I lived in Italy: basil...