Italian Panzerotti

Italian Panzerotti is a fried inside-out pizza, as they were described to me when I first had them. These are fried pizza pies but the filling is inside, like a fried stromboli stuffed pizza crust. The panzerotti is often mistaken for the much larger calzone and is also called inside-out pizza. They look alike and […]

Italian Olive Salad

Olive Salad, a light and tangy salad with green olives, crunchy celery, onion, and carrot combined with a simple white wine vinaigrette. An easy, refreshing starter or appetizer that pairs perfectly with a glass of crisp white wine. If you need an easy appetizer this Italian olive salad is one of the easiest. It hasContinue […]

How to Make Pesto like an Italian Grandmother

If you’ve ever tasted pesto in Italy you know that the pesto here in the United States just isn’t the same. I received a lesson in how to make pesto from a real Italian grandmother last week and now I understand the difference and what makes this pesto recipe so special. A Special Pesto My […]

Italian Style Sauteed Mushrooms

If you’re looking for an easy Sauteed Mushroom recipe, look no further this! We have the perfect recipe right here. This mushroom recipe is just the start of a great topping for steak, perfect in recipes calling for them, and just plain delicious as a side dish. These mushrooms are sauteed until caramelized with a […]

Italian Cream Cake

Italian Cream Cake is a classic! Three soft cake layers are loaded with pecans and coconut. Rich cream cheese frosting is the true hallmark of this cake. This is my family’s recipe for Italian Cream…

Italian Oven/Sun-Dried Tomatoes

Oven/Sun-Dried Tomatoes, are slow baked in the oven, just as delicious as the traditional under the sun type! Drizzled with Olive oil and tossed with spices to make the perfect Appetizer or Side Dish. Or why not add some to pasta or pizza? So good. When I first came to Italy and tried these deliciousContinue […]

Gremolata (Italian Parsley Condiment)

Gremolata is a bold and bright Italian condiment that will liven up your meals. It’s made with three simple ingredients that you might have on hand already—fresh parsley, lemon zest and garlic. Gremolata is the perfect last-minute finishing touch for any dish that seems a little blah, you know what I mean? When guests are […]

Italian Focaccia Bread Recipe

This Italian Focaccia Bread, is an easy and delicious alternative to regular bread, a pizza type dough topped with olive oil, salt and fresh rosemary then baked to perfection. Serve it with Soup, Stews or slice it in the middle and make a sandwich! I love serving it with a Simple Italian Beef Stew orContinue […]

Italian Ricotta Parmesan Bread

This Homemade Italian Bread is made with Ricotta and Parmesan cheese which gives it a soft and flavourful crumb. Perfect as an accompaniment with dinner or why not use it as a sandwich bread or even toasted? Easy and delicious! What are the ingredients? Flour: I usually use all purpose or bread flour, you willContinue […]