How to Make Jarred Sauce Taste Homemade

This is the second post in a three part series of “Pasta Wars”; I’m pitting three sauces and three artisan pastas that we carry in our Italian gift baskets against each other. In the first post, I showed you how to amp up the flavors in a jarred sauce by cooking meatballs directly in the… Read More >

How to Make Chocolate Fondue

Chocolate fondue is a delicious dessert that’s great for special occasions such as Valentine’s Day, as well as any time of the year! All you need to do is prepare the easy fondue recipe and keep it warm while you dip things like fruit slices, brownie or cake cubes, and pretzels in it. If you’re… Read More >

5 Valentine’s Day Ideas for Couples

Each year, couples have a chance to celebrate their love for one another on Valentine’s Day. Although this should be done throughout the year, Valentine’s Day gives us all a chance to step back and really pamper the person whom we love the most. Here are some of our favorite ways to do just that.

Quick Pasta and Meatballs Recipe

Sometimes you don’t have hours to slave over the stove and whip up a giant pot of homemade sauce, or gravy as the Italians call it. If you *have* the time, I cannot overemphasize how much you need to try it sometime – your house will smell like absolute heaven and you will have meals… Read More >

6 Valentine’s Day Food Gifts You Can Make Yourself

Are you looking for the perfect gift for Valentine’s Day? Instead of buying your sweetheart a gift this year, try making something sweet! Here are some of our favorite ideas for homemade Valentine’s Day food gifts. Just package them up in an attractive container or serve them for dessert after a romantic dinner.

How to Make Your Recipes Gluten Free

Do you need to go gluten-free? It’s almost surprising how many foods actually contain gluten. Not only is it in foods that you would expect, such as bread and other wheat-based foods, but it can also turn up unexpectedly. The food industry is notorious for using gluten-based ingredients in standard foods such as soups, cheese,… Read More >

Minestrone Soup Made Easy

Living in New Hampshire, you’d think that we’re used to being cold – the beginning of this winter was so mild I think I got a little bit spoiled. Now, the wind is whipping and the temps are well below freezing. Looks like we might miss the major snowstorm Jonas this weekend, but it’s cold… Read More >

The History of Valentine’s Day

Each year on February 14th, people all over the world celebrate love. Whether you have a date with someone special or you acknowledge the people in your life that you love the most, Valentine’s Day gives us a chance to recognize these special relationships. But how did this tradition begin? Here’s an overview of the… Read More >