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Roasted Butternut Squash Risotto

Roasted Butternut Squash Risotto

The addition of sage and thyme gives this cheesy Italian classic, a savory hint, while roasting the butternut squash provides a natural caramelly sweetness to the dish.

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 

Chocolate Chip Zucchini Muffins

Chocolate Chip Zucchini Muffins

These easy Zucchini Muffins with Chocolate Chips are a great way to get your family to eat zucchini without even knowing it. The zucchini brings the moist texture while cinnamon and chocolate provide the delicious flavor. You will want to add this to your go 

Chocolate Budino With Kahlua Mascarpone Cream

Chocolate Budino With Kahlua Mascarpone Cream

Chocolate Budino with Kahlua Mascarpone Cream makes me absolutely euphoric! As soon as that creamy, smooth, chocolatey goodness with a hint of Kalua hits your mouth, your taste buds wake up and shout “Where have you been all my life”! Have you ever eaten something, 

Whole Roasted Branzino with Tomato and Olive Salad

Whole Roasted Branzino with Tomato and Olive Salad

Whole Roasted Branzino with Tomato and Olive salad is a tender, flakey and impressive dish. Only you will know how easy it was to make.

Nonna’s Italian Breaded Chicken Cutlets

Nonna’s Italian Breaded 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.

The Best Polish Pound Cake

The Best Polish Pound Cake

Old polish pound cake is so dense and incredibly moist! This cake is almond flavored and has a white almond frosting drizzled on it.

Baked Brie en Croute with Caramelized Onions and Jam

Baked Brie en Croute with Caramelized Onions and Jam

Baked brie en croute is such a delicious holiday appetizer. Caramelized onions and jam elevate this to spectacular!


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 Breaded Chicken Cutlets

Nonna’s Italian Breaded 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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