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Pumpkin Risotto & Pumpkin Arancini

Pumpkin Risotto & Pumpkin Arancini Here are 2 great pumpkin dishes that are delicious ways to make use of your Halloween pumpkin.  Try pumpkin risotto and then with your leftovers, fry up some pumpkin arancini! Pumpkin Risotto INGREDIENTS: 1 x kilo pumpkin (cut into small cubes) 750-1k Arborio rice 250g Pancetta EVOO Fresh sage leaves […]

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Sformato di spinaci

 sformato di spinaci Here’s a great starter or side dish to compliment any meal. Ingredients 1 onion 500 grams of thawed spinach 6 slices of pan loaf 1 glass of milk 2 eggs 200 grams of stringy cheese 4 tablespoons of grated parmesan Breadcrumbs Salt Olive oil  Video courtesy of casano8a

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Tomato Galette

Tomato Galette This galette can be made with any type of tomato so don’t limit this recipe to just heirloom tomatoes. Heirloom Tomato Galette Serves 6 1 pie crust 3-4 large heirloom tomatoes, varying colors, sliced thick 1 C. ricotta cheese 10-12 sprigs of fresh thyme 1/2 onion, sliced 1 tsp. olive oil salt and pepper […]

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Mussels Gratin

Mussels Gratin If you like mussels you will love mussels gratin.  Here’s a simple recipe all will enjoy. Ingredients: mussels Extra virgin olive oil capers Cherry tomatoes parsley breadcrumbs anchovies black pepper garlic  Video from youtube courtesy of Italian Food

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Pasta Fredda

Pasta Fredda Pasta Fredda with pomodorini pesto and mozzarella is the perfect summertime dish.    Served cold or room temperature it is great to bring or serve at outdoor parties, picnics and more.  Simple and easy to make and filled with flavor. Ingredients for 4 people   400 g of short pasta 200 g of […]

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Sun-dried Tomato Pesto

Sun-dried Tomato Pesto Here is a quick and easy recipe for sun-dried tomato pesto.  With just a few ingredients you can have a delicious sauce to use on bread or over pasta.  Enjoy! Ingredients 300g Sundried Tomatoes 40g Parmesan Cheese 35g Pine Nuts Handful of Basil 2 Cloves of Garlic Pinch of Salt 160ml of […]

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Pizza Hut

Pizza Hut Pizza Hut went to Sorrento, Italy, to have local Italians try its different pizzas served at Pizza Hut.  What happens when the old fashioned Italians tasted it?  Well, you can probably guess…..  Here’s a funny commercial created by Pizza Hut to promote their food.  However, I’m not too sure it did a good […]

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Lemon & Basil Fettuccine

Lemon & Basil Fettuccine Lemon & Basil Fettuccine is a quick and easy dish that has a no cook sauce.  Perfect for summer as it is light and fresh but also has a zing to it.   The ingredients are few so it is likely you have them on hand.  Just gather olive oil, parmesan […]

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Eggplant Caponata

Eggplant Caponata   Eggplant Caponata originating from Sicily is a mix of sweet and sour flavors that burst in your mouth.  It’s a colorful dish and definitely one to make at least a day ahead because the flavor improves with time.  Grab some crusty bread and enjoy! Ingredients: • 1 cup celery, diced • 1 […]

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Cauliflower Risotto

Cauliflower Risotto Cauliflower “risotto” with Peas, and Pancetta Serves 3-4 Ingredients: •8 oz. Pancetta, small dice •2 heads cauliflower, broken into small florets •4 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil •4 cloves garlic, thinly sliced •2 ½ cups vegetable stock •¼ cup Grana Padano Cheese, grated •2 tbsp. Butter •½ cup green peas •2 tbsp. chopped Chives […]

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