Post-Holiday Detox: Not Your Mother’s Tuna Salad

Today’s recipe for Albacore Chopped Salad makes me smile for many reasons. First, I simply adore this salad, and have ever since we introduced a version of it at our former restaurant, Sarello’s, many years ago. I love it in its original form, tossed with chopped Romaine lettuce, or with our recent addition of avocado…
Read More

Christmas Dinner: Succulent Prime Rib Roast

Herb-Encrusted Prime Rib Roast is the perfect main course for Christmas Dinner (or any dinner, in our opinion). Succulent and full of flavor, prime rib always makes a statement. Several years ago, we made a bone-in prime rib roast for Christmas, but have since followed the advice from our local butcher at Meats by John…
Read More

Christmas Favorites: Tony’s Norwegian Meatballs

When you’re married to one Sicilian, and mother to another, it’s easy to become infected by their passion for all things Italian. In fact, I often refer to myself as an I.B.M. – Italian by Marriage. But my grandfather, Don Mathison, was 100% Norwegian and proud of it, and every now and then we find…
Read More

Christmas Favorites: Peppermint Bark

Peppermint Bark is the very first treat we make to kick off the holiday baking season, and Gio and I have been making it together since he was two years old, just like my mom did when I was growing up. This is a great recipe to try with kids as it’s easy, affordable, and…
Read More

Today’s Holiday Recipe: Sun-Dried Tomato Crostini

Sun-Dried Tomatoes are a great way to enjoy the flavor or tomatoes during the winter months, and this appetizer is one of our favorites to feature during the Christmas season. Not only are these crostini big on flavor, combining sun-dried tomato pesto, fresh basil and fresh mozzarella, but these red, white and green ingredients also…
Read More