Nut & Seed Banana Bread with Chai Tea Glaze

There’s nothing I love more than a hot mug of tea. I can’t remember a day where I didn’t drink tea at least once. At this point it’s become a simple habit, but it never fails to make me feel better than ever. Something about it is so incredibly soothing. I instantly feel relaxed after just one sip. And what makes it even better is having something small and sweet to eat with it.

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Steamed Mussels in Spicy Tomato-Wine Broth with Crusty Garlic Bread

In traditional Italian fashion, my family would make the Feast of the Seven Fishes every Christmas Eve. Over the years, the tradition has changed. We now tend to serve steak and pasta, with only a few of our seafood specialties. Mussels are always a big hit, so this year I am making sure they end up on our holiday table!

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