White Bean Turkey Meatballs

Some will say you can only get this from adding milk and breadcrumbs, then simmering the meatballs in sauce for hours. Of course they're good that way, but there are healthier options that taste just as good as—if not better than—the traditional recipes. ...more

Wedding Favor Baking (What Have I Gotten Myself Into?)

Italian Love CookiesAs some of you may have already read I am getting married to a really amazing and cute guy this April 18th....more

Ravioli with radicchio ,ricotta and speck

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Rustic Cheesy Heirloom Tomato Pasta

Have you noticed? Heirloom tomatoes are back in season and I am very excited. Like super excited.When I saw them at my local grocer this past week I grabbed a bag full and set out on a mission to make a simple pasta dish where the tomatoes would be the star....more

Classic Italian Sauces

There is one thing you will never find in my pantry. A jar of tomato sauce. Why? Not because I have anything against them and I am sure some taste better than others. It is because I grew up with a line of great Italian cooks and I was taught, "make your own sauce." The weekend is about making sauce, freezing some and keeping out what I might use during the week. This way, there is always tomato sauce available when needed. Here are three classic Italian tomato sauces I make....more

#Easter weekend part two : "Casatiello"

Easter weekend at home, especially in Naples, Southern Italy, it wouldn't be complete without a slice of Casatiello.This typical Easter bread is prepared using a soft bread dough made with all-purpose flour, fresh yeast, water, and salt. The traditional recipe will use a mix of ham, salami, pecorino cheese, lard, and black pepper, with eggs placed onto the crust. ...more

Deep-Fried Pasta is Happening And It's As Tasty As you Can Only Imagine

Did you ever think of deep-frying pasta? Honestly, this is absolutely genius. It makes a wonderfully unique snack that will amaze all your guests - and you will win the love of vegetarians too....more

Seafood Manicotti Recipe

There are so many different Recipes for Manicotti. Some stuffed with Chicken, Ricotta, Italian Sausage and more. This one is stuffed with Seafood, Spinach and Ricotta....more

Make Ahead Tiramisu

It’s a new year & that means new kitchen adventures!I took more than a little break since last year because so much has happened!Between weddings, graduations, tons of catering jobs, moving to a new city, finding a new house, and starting up my business in this new town, my poor little blog went to the wayside.Poor ‘lil .com. I’m sorry....more