Fresh Coconut Cake

Meaty coconut adds a lovely texture to this light and tender cake. This recipe comes from a long line of coconut lovers. The original handwritten recipe followed me home from Fiji many years ago. The ink is smeared and the page is torn, but the content is still legible if …

Spaghetti Aglio e Olio

This tangled mess of words translates to “spaghetti with garlic and oil” in Italian. A traditional pasta dish originally from Napoli is …

Chocolate Coffee Bundt Cake

The fluffiest cake in the world deserves a thick, rich ganache icing. A cup of seriously strong coffee added to the batter …

Penne alla Vodka

The origins of penne alla vodka are mysterious and anonymous. There have been multiple claims to the invention of this rich and …

Creamy Chicken Cacciatore

Cacciatore means “hunter” in Italian but in cuisine, alla cacciatora refers to a meal prepared “hunter-style,” often with beef cake tomatoes, a …

California Paella with Lobster

Paella’s just a fancy schmancy word for pan so don’t let the Spaniards scare you away from making this at home, especially …

Macho Gazpacho

Gazpacho is a tomato-based vegetable soup, best served cold. It originated in the southern Spanish region of Andalusia. It is widely consumed …