Panini Girl

My obsessions-Italy and Cooking


November 25, 2015


Happy Thanksgiving!

As much as I love to cook, I am happy to say that this year I am only contributing two side dishes to the Thanksgiving celebration. I’ve been making this cranberry sauce for years and I yesterday I whipped up an extra large batch because I love having it around. Try it on your leftover […]

October 18, 2015


My Americano Mixup

I’m not someone who goes into a bar and orders a mixed drink. Pour me a tall flute of champagne or a glass of wine and I’m one happy gal. Recently I’ve jumped on the craft beer band wagon. San Diego is at the forefront of this movement and there are plenty of opportunities within […]

April 21, 2015


Remembering Arezzo

I am dedicating this post to Gina London who was lucky enough to live in charming Arezzo for a few years. Thanks Gina for all the great posts about Arezzo. You can read about my time in Arezzo here,here and here or just click on Arezzo in the categories. This charming town is certainly worth […]

April 7, 2015


Sunday Morning In Piazza Popolo

It was early one Sunday morning and we were wandering aimlessly around Rome’s empty streets when we came up this scene in Piazza Popolo. Slowly but surely these band members assembled into formation with their brass instruments and began to play. We wondered “who are these musicians?”. Turns out they were members of Rome’s police […]

February 24, 2015


Watch Tower

I recently came upon this photo from a stay in the countryside outside of Lucca. Driving from Sant’Andrea di Compito to Lucca we came upon this tower in the middle of the road. Obviously the tower was there long before the paved road and when the road was built, it went right around the tower. […]

December 29, 2014


Chocolate Hazelnut Squares

I’ve been a fan of hazelnuts for as long as I can remember. Growing up I would seek out the little round nuts in the bowl of mixed nuts that was on the kitchen table during the winter. Back then I knew them as filberts. Years later I discovered that these nuts paired perfectly with […]


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