Author: Pasquale Sciarappa

Ciabatta Bread

Ciabatta Bread

Ciabatta bread is a delicious Italian bread that can easily be made at home! Perfect to use for dipping in sauces or really good extra virgin olive oil.

Sausage and Wild Onion Frittata

Sausage and Wild Onion Frittata

Wild onions, better known as lampascioni back in Orsara, add a lot of flavor to the frittata. I used to pick these up fresh from the farm to add to many dishes back in Italy. If you do not like spicy sausage, use sweet sausage…

Spaghetti with Fried Zucchini

Spaghetti with Fried Zucchini

Ingredients: 8 oz. Spaghetti 2 Zucchini, thinly sliced crosswise Caciocavallo Cheese, or Provolone 3 Garlic Cloves, halved 1/2 tsp. Hot Pepper Flakes Handful of Basil Leaves Extra Virgin Olive Oil Bring a pot of salted water to a boil to cook the pasta. Pour enough…

Homemade Ricotta

Homemade Ricotta

Ingredients: 4 cups Whole Milk 2 cups Heavy Cream 2 Tbsp. White Vinegar 1 Tbsp. Lemon Juice, freshly squeezed 1/2 tsp. Salt Begin by setting a large mesh strainer over a deep bowl. Cover the strainer with two layers of dampened cheesecloth. Pour the milk…

Red Wine Pork Chops

Red Wine Pork Chops

Ingredients: 4 Pork Chops, bone in and seasoned with salt and black pepper 1 Sweet Onion, sliced 5 Garlic Cloves, halved Handful of Thyme 3 Tbsp. Tomato Paste 8 oz. Red Wine, dry 4 cups Chicken Stock Extra Virgin Olive Oil Salt and Black Pepper,…

Rigatoni with Sausage and Prosciutto in a Cream Sauce

Rigatoni with Sausage and Prosciutto in a Cream Sauce

Ingredients: 1 lb. Rigatoni 5 Sweet Sausages, casing removed and crumbled 6 oz. Prosciutto, cubed 1/2 Sweet Onion, diced 3 Garlic Cloves, minced 1 cup Heavy Cream 1/2 cup Chardonnay Wine, or another dry white wine 1 tsp. Hot Pepper Flakes 1 Rosemary Sprig, leaves…

Ricotta Pie

Ricotta Pie

Pie Dough Ingredients: 1 cup All Purpose Flour 1 Egg 1/4 tsp. Baking Powder 2 Tbsp. Sugar 1/4 tsp. Salt 4 Tbsp. Butter, unsalted and cold Orange Zest Ricotta Filling Ingredients: 2 cups Fresh Whole Milk Ricotta 4 Eggs 3 Tbsp. Sugar 1 tsp. Vanilla…

Creamy Penne Alla Vodka with Chicken

Creamy Penne Alla Vodka with Chicken

Ingredients: 2 Chicken Breasts, seasoned with salt and black pepper and cubed 1 lb. Penne 28 oz. Tomato Passata 7 oz. Heavy Cream 4 oz. Vodka 1/2 Sweet Onion, minced 3 Garlic Cloves, minced Pecorino Cheese, for topping Parsley, for topping Extra Virgin Olive Oil…