Category — Cooking Tips


Candied orange peels are essential for holiday baking and their sugary crunch and big citrus flavor is perfect after a meal when I am craving a little something sweet.  But storebought ones are expensive and too often dried out and tasteless.  No need to rely on them when it is so easy to make them ...

March 29, 2015   2 Comments

Slow Cooker Paris Beef Stew

Slow Cooker Paris Beef Stew

A bottle of dark beer had been haunting my refrigerator for months.  It took up precious shelf space and no one seemed interested in drinking it.  Thrifty me would never toss it out.  It was time to get creative.  I got my slow cooker ready. At the supermarket, a large and well marbled chuck roast caught my ...

December 4, 2014   3 Comments


200 Favorite Recipes for Antipasti, Soups, Pasta, Main Dishes and Desserts

It's here! My latest book,  The Italian Vegetable Cookbook:  200 Recipes for Antipasti, Soups, Pasta, Main Dishes and Desserts,  is now available in both hardcover and ebook editions. The name says it all!  Inside you will find vegetable recipes the way the Italians cook them.  Some may contain small amounts of meat, or anchovies, or chicken broth ...

March 4, 2014   10 Comments

    • Michele Scicolone