Homemade Ricotta Gnocchi Like Nonna Used to Make

I loved to make these soft doughy pastas with my mom. We made hundreds of them at a time rolling each individually off a floured fork. Sometimes she used a gnocchi machine to make them but I always preferred creating each pasta bundle one at a time. Try making these tasty morsels with your kids or friends and watch them fly off the platter covered with your favorite sauce!

Fresh Tomato Sauce, Tuscany Style

While visiting Tuscany two years ago, a wonderful Italian cook taught me this easy way to make a luscious Italian Marinara from tomatoes right from the garden. I buy my overripe tomatoes from local farmer's markets for $1.00 a pound or pick them from my garden. Buon Appetito!