We call this the Adult Macaroni and Cheese because it is elegant, uses good quality cheese…and is simply the grown-up version of mac and cheese.
Italian Wedding Soup
Italian Wedding Soup is a brothy soup made with a combination of chicken and beef broth, meatballs, small pasta, and spinach or other greens. Contrary to the name, it is not served at Italian weddings. Instead, the name comes from the Italian phrase “minestra maritata” which translates to “wedded soup”. […]
Pesto Chicken Gnocchi
Soft traditional Italian potato dumplings mixed with pan roasted chicken and creamy pesto sauce. A new family comfort classic that cooks up in less than 30 minutes. Its even healthier when you add spinach and tomatoes.
Garlic knots are a type of garlic bread found primarily in pizzerias around New York City and the surrounding regions. They were developed in the 1940s in Brooklyn. Many pizzerias claim to be the progenitors of the baked good. As they are a way to make use of scraps, […]
Lasagna Roll Ups with Béchamel Sauce
Today I am sharing with you my delicious Lasagna Roll Ups with Béchamel Sauce recipe! This white sauce version using béchamel sauce is a very tasty alternative to using tomato sauce and for those that are unable to eat tomatoes.
Seared Sea Bass with Tomatoes and Spinach
How about a trip to the Mediterranean seashore in Italy today, as we make Seared Sea Bass with tomatoes and spinach! I have the best recipe for you from old Italy and the Borio family Cucina. OMG!!! Call the family, fire up the stove, and let’s have some family […]
Bison and Turkey Meatballs
Toasted ravioli is breaded deep-fried ravioli, usually served as an appetizer. It was created and popularized in St. Louis, Missouri at two restaurants, Mama Campisi’s and Charlie Gitto’s. Both are located in an Italian-American neighborhood, “The Hill”. Fried ravioli are coated in seasoned breadcrumbs, then fried to golden brown perfection. […]
Lamb Chops Scottadito
Scottadito means finger blistering in Italian – this is beautiful, juicy lamb, straight off the barbecue. Jamie gives this gorgeous lamb recipe a twist with hits of Italian and Greek influence for a Mediterranean wedding of flavors made in heaven. It's got an amazing rub, and roast veg to […]
Genuine ragù alla bolognese is a slowly cooked meat-based sauce, and its preparation involves several techniques, including sweating, sautéing and braising. Ingredients include a characteristic soffritto of onion, celery and carrot, different types of minced or finely chopped beef, often alongside small amounts of fatty pork. White wine, milk, […]
Polenta Bolognese Abruzzo
Polenta is a hearty, classic Northern Italian style dish. This version, made using cornmeal only and topped with a hearty sausage ragu. It is bold and rich in flavor and was traditionally served spread onto the middle of the table so everyone could dig in and get their portion.
Creamy Alfredo Pasta Bake with Shrimp and Broccoli
Shrimp Alfredo Bake. This is a quick and simple way of making the most delicious alfredo pasta bake you’ve ever tasted. A must try homemade creamy shrimp Alfredo bake pasta! It is surprisingly easy to make and is ready in under 30 minutes.
Spaghetti Squash Carbonara
You won’t believe how tasty this keto recipe is. It has spaghetti squash, pork, heavy cream, eggs, cheese, and much more. This keto recipe has all of the delicious ingredients you would find in a pasta carbonara dish, but with spaghetti squash instead. Spaghetti squash makes the perfect alternative to […]
Basic Pizza Dough
Easy to make homemade dough is perfect for pizza night. Let everyone top their own for a made-to-order dinner everyone will love.
Salmon Crostini from Failed Sourdough
Here is a way to salvage that dense loaf of sourdough you made. We’ve all had our failures making sourdough that just was too dense to eat. Here is a way to use that dense loaf whether for appetizers or as a cracker for soup, these turn out great so […]
Chewy rigatoni stands up perfectly to this supremely rich and flavorful carbonara.
French, is one of those rare restaurant dishes that’s truly easy to cook at home. If you can make chicken cutlets, you can make this lemony, buttery recipe; the only difference is an easy pan sauce that brightens the whole plate. This version includes lemon slices browned in butter, which […]
Polenta is basically cornmeal mush, and it can be made with any kind of cornmeal, ground coarse, medium or fine. (You don’t need bags marked “polenta.”) As with most ingredients, though, the better the cornmeal you start with, the better your result in the kitchen. The trick is cooking the […]
Carciofi alla Giudea – Crispy Fried Artichokes
This classic Roman-Jewish recipe of crispy deep-fried artichokes, simply flavored with a splash of white wine and a sprinkling of lemon juice to serve. Artichokes appear widely in Roman restaurants in the spring, when Latian artichokes are at their peak.
Shakshuka Eggs with Feta
Shakshuka may be at the apex of eggs-for-dinner recipes, though in Israel it is a breakfast food, a bright, spicy start to the day with a pile of pita or challah served on the side. (It also makes excellent brunch or lunch food.) It’s a one-skillet recipe of eggs […]
Creamy Polenta with Parmesan Cheese
Somewhere in its past, polenta picked up a reputation for fussiness. I am here to tell you that it is anything but fussy. You can whip up a pot of creamy polenta in about 30 minutes, and it makes a luscious bed for anything