Blood Orange Ricotta Cream Cake

This dessert! We have no words for how utterly tasty it really is!  Came across our beloved blood oranges. So naturally, we just couldn’t get enough of them and found ourselves with an abundance of beautiful ripe blood oranges to let our recipe making mind run wild!

Carnevale Menu, Dolci

Carnevale is one of the funniest times of the year in Italy! It’s not only a festival in Venice but all over Italy, where kids dress up as princesses, or super heroes, more or less a spring time version of Halloween.  And everyone goes crazy for the sweets prepared specifically for this time of year. …

Mussels & Zucchini Cream

Really simple, fresh and colorful plate for a quick week night dinner or a first course dish to serve at a dinner party. The zucchini and parsley perfectly balance the mussel.  

Tiramisu 101

What isn’t to love about tiramisù?  Coffee, Cookies, Mascarpone and Sugar… che buono! It is without a doubt one of the top comfort foods from Italy and a dessert that is seen on menus and tables from the north to the south and everywhere in between.  This recipe is said to come from the regions…

Chicken Strips al Peperoncino & Zenzero

An Italian version of chicken strips with a kick of peperoncino (chili pepper), a delicate touch of zenzero (ginger), and a dusting of prezzemolo (parsley). May be served as an appetizer or second course.

Pan di Spagna alla Frutta di Bosco

Pan di Spagna or Sponge Cake is a staple pastry recipe in Italy.  That in every Italian household this dessert or dolce has been made for birthdays or special occasions. A simple recipe, but many times the simplest of recipes require a lot more attention! The trickiest part is keeping the cake light and fluffy…

Menu for Weekend Trip in the Alps

Menu. Mountains. When on a weekend ski trip, or up in the mountains, it’s always nice to come back from a day out skiing or hiking to a warm meal at home with friends and family.  And when you think about what to eat or prepare in the mountains what better than comfort food and…

Zuppa di Pancotto

Pancotto may look fancy but it’s anything but fancy.  This is the Italian mom’s secret recipe for using yesterday’s bread and being resourceful when there may be nothing left in the refrigerator.  Also, this is a true no brainer Italian recipe that can be whipped up in no time for any level of cooking. Difficulty:…

Winter Vegetable Menu

Recipe. Menu. Winter Vegetables & Fruit.  Here is a complete menu incorporating winter fruits and vegetables into some of our favorite Italian dishes making them the main ingredient in each dish. This is a great menu to bring more produce to your table and create a colorful plate to beat the winter blues and keep…

Gnocchi al Fondue

Recipe. Gnocchi. Gnocchi is a beloved pasta dish throughout Italy.  It is said to be the first traditional homemade pastas dating all the way back to the 17th century and is also referred to as the “la ricetta delle nonne”, because the Grandmother’s hold all the secrets to a truly delicious bowl of gnocchi.