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Paccheri Pasta Amatriciana

Paccheri Pasta Amatriciana

Paccheri Pasta Amatriciana is about as simple and tasty as it gets. Large pasta tubes are coated in a spicy tomato and pancetta sauce that will wake up your taste buds. This is a pasta dish you can make quickly that your whole family will 

Easy Buffalo Chicken Wing Dip

Easy Buffalo Chicken Wing Dip

The best Buffalo Chicken Wing Dip is creamy, spicy and loaded with chunks of chicken. This recipe is all of that! It incorporates all of the best flavors of Buffalo wings into one bowl and you avoid the mess of frying up the wings! Chicken, 

Italian Cheesecake with Ricotta and Mascarpone Cheese

Italian Cheesecake with Ricotta and Mascarpone Cheese

Italian Cheesecake is truly a special dessert. It is surprisingly light and creamy with hints of citrus and almond. This really is the best Italian-style cheesecake recipe! Italian Cheesecake with Ricotta and Mascarpone has risen to the top of our list of favorite cheesecake recipes, 

Creamy Nutella Swirl Cheesecake

Creamy Nutella Swirl Cheesecake

Chocolate hazelnut swirls running through classic cheesecake turn this already delicious dessert into a Nutella lovers dream. This is a smooth creamy cheesecake with a lightly sweet graham cracker crust. If you want another amazing flavor combination that will please even the pickiest cheesecake lovers 

Radiatori Pasta with Spinach and Sun-Dried Tomatoes

Radiatori Pasta with Spinach and Sun-Dried Tomatoes

Radiatori pasta tossed with spinach and sun-dried tomatoes is an easy, flavorful dish. The spinach and sundried tomatoes are cooked with pancetta and red pepper flakes and then finished with some Pecorino Romano cheese, all while the pasta cooks. In no time you have a 

Short Rib Ragu with Mafaldine Pasta

Short Rib Ragu with Mafaldine Pasta

This short rib ragu recipe is made by braising boneless short ribs and a whole lot of vegetables in a red wine sauce until the meat is fall apart tender. Short Rib Ragu is what comforts my soul on a cold gloomy day. After a 

Italian Chocolate Spice Cookies (Tetú)

Italian Chocolate Spice Cookies (Tetú)

Italian Chocolate Spice Cookies are soft chocolatey cookies flavored with warm spices including cinnamon and clove.

The Best Orange Cake (Easy and Moist)

The Best Orange Cake (Easy and Moist)

This amazingly moist Orange Cake is teeming with flavor from fresh squeezed oranges. You won’t be able to stop at just one slice! This simple cake is easy to make but hard to resist! Thanks to the fresh orange juice and the orange zest in 

Creamy Lobster Ravioli Sauce

Creamy Lobster Ravioli Sauce

Creamy Lobster Ravioli Sauce is loaded with chunks of lobster meat and lightly flavored with tomato and thyme. If you are looking for the best sauce to serve with lobster ravioli, for a special occasion or a romantic date night dinner, this is it. This easy 

Stuffed Calamari with Tomatoes and White Wine

Stuffed Calamari with Tomatoes and White Wine

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.


Nonna's Recipes

Italian Chocolate Spice Cookies (Tetú)

Italian Chocolate Spice Cookies (Tetú)

Italian Chocolate Spice Cookies are soft chocolatey cookies flavored with warm spices including cinnamon and clove.

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.


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