Category Primi Piatti

Spaghetti with Grape Tomatoes Recipe

Hello Everybody! My son went to Italy recently and one of my friends cooked him a delicious spaghetti with grape tomatoes dish that he couldn’t wait for me to recreate. My mother used to also cook this dish when we would pick fresh tomatoes from the farm. This recipe is a variation on the spaghetti alla napoletana recipe; instead of using onions, I added hot pepper. It is super easy and delicious! Watch along as I prepare this dish below or continue reading for the written recipe.


  • 6 oz. spaghetti
  • 1 1/2 lbs. grape tomatoes, top end sliced off
  • 4 cloves of garlic, chopped
  • 1-2 small hot peppers, “oh yeah baby”, sliced
  • 3-4 Tbsp. of olive oil, extra-virgin
  • freshly grated pecorino cheese, optional
  • handful of fresh basil
  • salt and black pepper, to taste

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Homemade Gnocchi and Pesto Recipe

Hello Everybody! Today I am sharing my homemade gnocchi and pesto recipe! Both are easy to make and taste delicious together. Refer to the video below to see how I prepare each recipe or continue reading for the written recipes.


Homemade Gnocchi

  • 3 lb potatoes, peeled and mashed
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil

Homemade Pesto

  • 2 cups basil leaves
  • 1/3 cup pecorino cheese
  • 5 garlic cloves
  • 1 oz pine nuts
  • 1 cup olive oil
  • 1 tsp hot red pepper flakes
  • salt, to taste

Homemade Gnocchi Recipe

Wash the potatoes, peel the skin and then boil until cooked. Drain really well and then mash while still hot. Set aside to cool down to room temperature.

Once the mashed potatoes have cooled down, mix in the egg, oil and salt.

Next, slowly add in the flour, mixing ...

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