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Stuffed Calamari with Tomatoes and White Wi

Stuffed Calamari with Tomatoes and White Wi

Stuffed Calamari with Tomatoes and White Wine are simply amazing! In this recipe, the whole squid bodies are stuffed with a mixture of squid and shrimp, breadcrumbs, and pecorino cheese. Then they are nestled to cook until tender, in a light sauce of cherry tomatoes and white wine.

Homemade Turkey Soup

Homemade Turkey Soup

You can make an amazingly flavorful turkey soup without a carcass. So, you don’t have to wait until after Thanksgiving to enjoy a bowl of this incredibly comforting soup. Every Thanksgiving my mom makes her Homemade Turkey Soup, and it is so delicious that there would 

Homemade Italian Butter Cookies

Homemade Italian Butter Cookies

Homemade Italian Butter Cookies are better then any bakery style cookies you will ever eat. These chocolate dipped cookies are buttery and crispy, but they melt in your mouth. I promise that there is no need to make a trip to an Italian bakery once you see 

Easy Ground Turkey Soup with Vegetables

Easy Ground Turkey Soup with Vegetables

This Easy Ground Turkey Soup with Vegetables checks all of the boxes for a great weeknight dinner. Simple to prepare with pantry stables, healthy, hearty and it is an incredibly flavorful soup. With soup season upon us, you need something that will warm your bones 

Apple Crostata (with a Pasta Frolla crust)

Apple Crostata (with a Pasta Frolla crust)

This rustic Apple Crostata is a great way to give your apple pie an Italian twist! A pile of cinnamony apple slices are baked in a short crust pastry called “pasta frolla” to create an amazing fall inspired dessert. Get all the comforting warm flavors 

Easy Smoked Turkey Legs

Easy Smoked Turkey Legs

A few simple steps and an overnight brine are all it takes to make these scrumptious Easy Smoked Turkey Legs.

Rigatoni Bolognese

Rigatoni Bolognese

Rigatoni Bolognese is a rich meaty pasta dish perfect for a cozy Sunday dinner. The sauce is cooked low and slow until the meat is tender and the flavors from the soffritto, wine and tomatoes are concentrated. Just like my Italian Pot Roast, This slightly 

Easy No Knead Focaccia (Same Day or Overnight Rise)

Easy No Knead Focaccia (Same Day or Overnight Rise)

You can count on this Easy No Knead Focaccia Recipe to come out scrumptious every single time you make it. Simply coated with olive oil and course salt, it is amazing all by itself or dunked in your favorite dipping sauce. Focaccia, a flat Italian 

No Bake Pumpkin Pie with Graham Cracker Crust & Pecan Topping

No Bake Pumpkin Pie with Graham Cracker Crust & Pecan Topping

No Bake Pumpkin Pie with Graham Cracker Curst & Pecan Topping is as easy as can be, but still delivers the sweet pumpkin and cinnamon spice flavors that we crave from a traditional pumpkin pie with a crunchy pecan bonus.

Baked Lemon Pepper Chicken Wings with Parmesan and Garlic

Baked Lemon Pepper Chicken Wings with Parmesan and Garlic

This Italian inspired version takes lemon pepper chicken wings and smothers them in a delicious garlic and parmesan sauce.


Nonna's Recipes

Italian Almond Cookies Made with Almond Paste

Italian Almond Cookies Made with Almond Paste

Sicilian Almond Paste cookies are scrumptious and easy to make! I am so happy to be sharing my mother’s recipe, also known as “Pasticcini alla Pasta di Mandorla”. These are the most incredibly special cookies that we make.

Italian Fig Cookies (Cuccidati)

Italian Fig Cookies (Cuccidati)

It just would not be Christmas at our house, or any Sicilian house for that matter, without Cuccidati, Italian Fig cookies. These wonderful treats may just be the most famous of all Italian cookies. Do not even think about comparing these to Fig Newtons. Cuccidati are a whole different kind of “good”.

Grilled Eggplant with Balsamic and Garlic

Grilled Eggplant with Balsamic and Garlic

Eggplants are in season and I have really been enjoying my mother’s Grilled Eggplant with Balsamic and Garlic. The eggplant is charred on the grill and then topped with oregano, garlic and balsamic vinegar. It is so easy but yet so incredibly flavorful. I think 

Nonna’s Italian Chicken Cutlets

Nonna’s Italian Chicken Cutlets

My mom’s chicken cutlets are absolutely delicious. The breading is perfectly seasoned with a combination of blended pecorino romano and parmesan cheeses and a little bit of mint.

Nonna’s Easy Italian Chicken Soup with Pastina

Nonna’s Easy Italian Chicken Soup with Pastina

Nonna’s Easy Chicken Soup with pastina is comfort food at its best. This very simple recipe, is the perfect meal when the weather is starting to get cooler and you just want something homey and cozy. Nonna (my mom, but Nonna to everyone else) loads 


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