Rosey Capodieci Thompson

I'm a home cook and food blogger at ItalianGirlCooks.com (the joys of cooking and eating Italian food and beyond). I highlight Italian and other recipes I grew up on in my Italian-American family. I also develop recipes from my favorite cusines, review and photograph equipment and ingredients, and document my food adventures and travels.

Blueberry and Black Cherry Crostata

Fresh seasonal fruits wrapped up in a slab of pie dough - an Italian alternative to traditional pie, but easier, quicker, and less filling required.http://www.italiangirlcooks.com/blueberry-black-cherry-crostata/...more

Black Bean and Corn Salad (or Salsa)

A delicious southwestern style salad, side dish or salsa (with chips). Great for a few as well as a crowd. http://www.italiangirlcooks.com/black-bean-and-corn-salad-or-salsa/...more

Carrot Cake With Mascarpone-Cream Cheese Frosting

Fantastic carrot cake (on the lighter side), with a luscious mascarpone and cream cheese frosting. Great baked in a flat pan, or layered...even cupcakes!http://www.italiangirlcooks.com/carrot-cake-with-marscarpone-cream-chees......more

Citrus-Champagne Vinaigrette...for salads and veggies

For veggies and salads.....simple, fresh, vibrant and delicious.http://www.italiangirlcooks.com/citrus-champagne-vinaigrette-for-salads-......more

Key Lime Pie

This classic pie is easy to make and a huge crowd pleaser. Graham cracker crust, tangy line filling and whipped cream topping - you can add your own slight touches on it to suit your fancy.http://www.italiangirlcooks.com/key-lime-pie/...more

Pineapple-Mango Popsicles

This tropical ice pop serves as a smoothie, too - just a few basic healthy ingredients and seasonal fresh fruit.http://www.italiangirlcooks.com/pineapple-mango-tropical-popsicle-or-smo......more

Mexican Shredded Beef

A slow cooker basic for building upon...tacos, burritos, enchiladas, gorditas, tostados etc.http://www.italiangirlcooks.com/shredded-beef-mexican-style/...more

Dressed Up Green Beans

Fresh and crisp; steamed and tossed with sauteed onions and garlic and almonds. A tasty side dish!http://www.italiangirlcooks.com/dressed-up-green-beans/...more

(Fresh) Strawberry Popsicles

Just like when you were a kid...well almost! Healthy ingredients; fresh strawberries, banana, coconut water (for hydration), honey to sweeten, and more.http://www.italiangirlcooks.com/fresh-strawberry-popsicles/...more

Twice Baked Potatoes

Creamy with cheezy undertones...and a browned-crisp top. These Italian style twice baked potatoes are luscious and delicious with ham, steak, ribs, chicken and more.http://www.italiangirlcooks.com/twice-baked-potatoes/...more