Pasta Salad

Pasta Salad

BBQ season is in full swing and we all know that the meats are the star of the show, but having delicious side dishes is a must! This quick and easy pasta salad tastes great and can be prepared ahead of time. I recommend using…

Linguine with Shrimp and Arugula

Linguine with Shrimp and Arugula

Today I am sharing my delicious linguine with shrimp and arugula recipe. My garden has started to bloom and I have a lot of arugula already. It is my favorite time of year to be able to pick fresh produce from my garden and cook…

Potato Salad

Potato Salad

It is BBQ season! Today I am sharing my delicious potato salad recipe. This is a perfect side dish to have at a BBQ or to bring over to a friend’s BBQ. Simple yet full of flavor! Ingredients: 8 Yukon Gold Potatoes 2 Tomatoes, on…

Chicken Valdostana

Chicken Valdostana

Chicken Valdostana is a delicious northern Italian recipe that consists of thin chicken cutlets topped with prosciutto and fontina cheese and cooked in a flavorful wine sauce. I like to pair it with a side of my favorite roasted vegetables, but also goes well with…

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. Ingredients: 3 1/2 cups Bread Flour 1 Tbsp. Active Dry Yeast 1 Tbsp. Salt 1 2/3 cups Warm Water, room temperature Semolina Flour Extra Virgin…

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…