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Cannoli Cheesecake Bites

Cannoli Cheesecake bites are easy to make and pop in your mouth. Make a lot because they will be gone before you know it. Recipe courtesy of Snappy Gourmet Ingredients 1 1/2 cups waffle cone crumbs (about 10-12 cones) 5 Tablespoons butter melted 8 ounces ricotta cheese room temperature (full fat preferably) 8 ounces mascarpone cheese room temperature (full fat preferably) 1/2 cup granulated sugar 2 large eggs 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1/2 teaspoon fresh […]

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Torta Paradiso

Torta Paradiso or Italian Paradise Cake is a soft and light sponge cake flavored with a touch of lemon zest and vanilla. This recipe is courtesy of Cooking with Manuela. INGREDIENTS: YIELD:  a 9×13 inch (23×33 cm) cake cut into 12 bars 4 eggs, divided  1 cup (200 gr) sugar  1 teaspoon vanilla extract 4 […]

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Twists On Classic Italian Dishes

Some people might think twists on Classic Italian Dishes? Why change up a classic Italian dish? Well, many Italian American dishes we all know and love in American are in fact, NOT classic Italian dishes in Italy. Some favorite and common Italian American dishes eaten in American do not in fact exist in Italy. Some […]

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Mulled Wine ( Vin Brulé )

Mulled Wine or Vin Brulé is a popular winter drink in Italy especially around the holidays. This mulled wine is commonly served at Christmas markets in Italy. At Markets in Italy, this mulled wine is often served with a shot of brandy or rum. Guaranteed to keep you warm on a cold night, it’s also […]

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Canederli

Canederli are large bread crumb dumplings that are typically found in the northern region of Trentino. This Canederli recipe is courtesy of Pasta Grannies. Below are the ingredients and the follow along video recipe. Ingredients for 8 320g white bread, several days old (usually bread rolls) 25g butter 1 onion chopped water – start with […]

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Tuscan Bean Soup Recipe

Tuscan Bean Soup with Crispy Bread is a great meal on a cold night and this recipe by Food Wishes has got you covered. Ingredients for 4 servings: 1 onion, diced 1 stalk celery, diced 1 carrot, diced 3 cloves garlic 1 tbsp olive oil  1 tbsp butter salt to taste  freshly ground black pepper […]

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Chicken in Fricassea

Chicken in Fricassea is first seared in a pan and finished off by braising the meat in some wine or broth.  Add a side of roasted potatoes or rice and you have a complete meal. This video courtesy of Fontana Forni USA demonstrates the cooking process. If you would like a written copy of the […]

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Risotto Polpette

Risotto Polpette is the perfect leftover dish. If you’ve ever wondered what to do with leftovers if you don’t feel like eating the same thing again, this risotto polpette is perfect! Risotto polpette is a creative dish and can be varied according to your palette. It can be made by adding meat such as sausage […]

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Fennel and Potato Casserole

Fennel and Potato Casserole or sformato di finocchio e patate in Italian is surely a comfort dish. It can be prepared ahead of time and then heated and served on demand! This fennel and potato casserole can be made vegetarian by omitting the ham. Think potatoes and fennel baked in a creamy béchamel sauce. Below […]

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Cipolle Ripiene -Stuffed Onions

Cipolle Ripiene – Stuffed Onions can be made with sausage, bacon, pancetta or vegetarian as well. Either red or yellow onions can be used. If you have a preference, use it or mixed it up a bit with a combination of flavors. The choice is yours! Ingredients: 6 red onions or yellow onions 5-6 slices of […]

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