Ciabatta, Filone, Focaccia, Muffuletta, Vastedda, Ah Pane! & a Quick Ciabatta Recipe

Ciabatta, Filone, Focaccia, Muffuletta, Vastedda, Ah pane…“A bread by any other name would smell as sweet.  I can sense Sir William Shakespeare rolling over in his grave as I write this…  Today, I want to briefly delve into a little history of another Italian staple; Bread or as we Italians affectionately call it “pane.” Although…

Tuscan Panzanella—Italian Vegetable & Bread Salad

This fresh, colorful summertime salad offers an incredible and flavorful marriage of tastes–savory, salty, tangy, pungent and sweet. You’ll want to frequent your local Farmer’s market for the freshest ingredients available. Feel free to mix and match vegetables in season for a variety of flavors. This salad is perfect served alone for a quick lunch…

Savory Bacon Cheddar Jalapeno Herb Scones—Super Simple & Superb!

Savory scones you say? Absolutely! Packed with cheesy, spicy, herby flavor! Perfect with soup, stew, salad & pasta. Serves as handy little sandwich breads as well. Fun to make so include your loved ones or even those you would like to become your loved ones…baking makes fine friends 😉 Ingredients 3 cups unbleached all purpose flour…

Crema Yogurt Pane

  Your bread machine will do most of the work after you measure in the ingredients. You can cut fat and calories in this protein-packed, hearty, but light, flavorful, luscious bread by using nonfat Greek yogurt if you prefer. The yogurt imparts a slightly sour edge reminiscent of sourdough, but with a less chewy crumb….