Marinated Kale And Whipped Ricotta Pizza

How weird would it be if my new favorite pizza included something GREEN? I mean, usually I wax poetic (HA) about how I am the most boring-est pizza eater on the planet, forcing any and all around me to order their delivery box completely PLAIN with just cheese because toppings are for fools. Okay not […]


Christmas is less than two weeks away! Are you ready? I’m not. And I’m becoming okay with that. With all of the hours of driving to find a new home to rent, the packing, the actual moving, the unpacking, oh, and the sickness that just didn’t want to leave my husband and me, this holiday […]

Crispy Kale Grilled Cheese With Fried Eggs

I made you a vegetable today!! With cheese and eggs. And bread. (and butter.) It was in between watching Down to You (ummm please tell me you remember this, the best movie of my high school life) and eating a pan of brownies one sliced off sliver at a time (no calories that way, don’t […]

Creamy Farro with Spinach, Garlic & Asiago

Italian whole wheat farro combined with fresh baby spinach, garlic, Asiago cheese and butter; then served as a warm side dish. Have you ever tried farro before? It wasn’t something I ate growing up until recently when my family and I visited my Aunt and Uncle for dinner one night and my Aunt Bonnie made […]


The lemon olive oil cake of your dreams, dressed festively with layers of whipped mascarpone cheese, lemon curd, a honey lemon blueberry sauce and finished with fresh blackberries. The perfect marriage between the classic Italian lemon olive oil cake and Tiramisu. Today I bring to you the first official cake on Ciao Florentina, I don’t […]

Three Cheese Peach and Prosciutto Pizza with Basil and Honey Balsamic Reduction

If there were an ultimate summer pizza I’d have to say, in my opinion, this should definitely be it! I couldn’t believe how amazingly delicious this pizza was! Like, I’m thinking this should now be added to my menu on a weekly basis. Just imagine a soft pizza crust topped with garlic oil and layered […]


The fresh taste of lemon and strawberry will remind you of your favorite summertime beverage. NO-BAKE STRAWBERRY LEMONADE CHEESECAKE BITESINGREDIENTS : Crust 1/3 cup graham cracker crumbs 2 tablespoons sugar 2 tablespoons Land O Lakes® Butter, melted Filling 1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened 1/2 cup sweetened condensed milk 2 tablespoons lemon juice 2 teaspoons […]