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Baked Brie & Mushrooms

Baked Brie & Mushrooms is a great appetizer guaranteed to please anyone. Just grab some crusty bread and dig into this dish. You won’t be able to stop! Just make sure you don’t fill up on it before dinner. Here are the ingredients needed for Baked Brie & Mushrooms: Brie: 8oz wheel of brie black […]

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PIZZA di SPAGHETTI

PIZZA di SPAGHETTI is an easy and delicious dish to make. These ingredients will be in your pantry and always available to put this together on a whim. There are a number of toppings you can use to change it up just like a regular pizza. If you like, ham, onions, olives, sausage etc, add […]

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AUTHENTIC BOLOGNESE RAGU

Here’s a great recipe for authentic Bolognese Ragu courtesy of Vincenzo’s Plate. INGREDIENTS: 1 x brown onion1 x celery stalk1 x carrot150g/5.03oz pancetta500g/17.06oz beef mince200g/7.05oz pork mince500ml/16.8oz tomato/basil sugo/tomato passataExtra virgin olive oil1 x glass white wine1 – 2 x glasses waterSalt and pepperDried oregano (optional) UTENSILS: Sharp knifeChopping boardHand blender2 x Medium – large […]

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Italian Sausage Eggplant Timbale

This Timbale is an absolutely fabulous hit. It makes a beautiful presentation to impress your guests and don’t forget there is a mozzarella cheese center! Recipe and video courtesy of Recipe30 Ingredients 2 eggplants 2 garlic cloves 3 Italian sausages Half teaspoon of dried thyme 2oz – 60g mozzarella cheese (four small torn pieces) 3oz […]

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TORTINI DI ZUCCHINI

TORTINI DI ZUCCHINI If you like zucchini, here’s a great recipe your guests will love.  It makes a great grab and go snack and is perfect for parties. The video directions are very easy to follow. Ingredients 2 zucchini 250 g Fresh ricotta 1 roll Puff pastry rectangular 2 eggs 1/2 teaspoon of instant yeast […]

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Easy Focaccia Bread Recipe

Easy Focaccia Bread Recipe  Focaccia is an easy bread to make and you can add many different toppings.  It’s a great on the go snack, or the perfect compliment to many meals.  Here’s a recipe with olives, rosemary and sea salt courtesy of cook, bake and taste. – 600g bread flour – 400ml warm water […]

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Spaghetti CARBONARA (NO cream!)

Spaghetti CARBONARA Cream or No cream? There are many debates over the ingredients of authentic Spaghetti Carbonara.  Here is a step by step recipe without cream made by Marco Bites.  He’s quite entertaining and this is a great recipe. You may have seen his famous video 20 rules Italian never break, if not, you can […]

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Creamy Clams and Mussels

Creamy Clams and Mussels Here’s a great recipe that is easy to make and will be a crowd pleaser! Ingredients 8 cloves garlic, smashed 2 shallots, thinly sliced 1 pound fresh clams, rinsed and cleaned 1 pound fresh mussels, beards removed, rinsed and cleaned 2 tablespoons butter 1 cup white wine 1 cup cream 1 […]

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THREE CHEESE WALNUT PASTA

THREE CHEESE WALNUT PASTA 12 ounces dried spaghetti 1 tablespoon butter 3 cloves garlic, chopped 2 cups heavy cream 3 ounces white Cheddar cheese, grated 3 ounces Fontina cheese, grated 3 ounces Parmesan, grated 1 cup toasted walnuts, chopped ¼ cup parsley, chopped Salt and pepper Cook the spaghetti in a pot of salted boiling […]

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Ribollita

Ribollita Ribollita, a hearty bread and vegetable soup, is a popular Tuscan dish served in many restaurants. There are many variations to this soup but commonly, it consists of bread, kale, cannelloni beans, potatoes, carrots, and onions.  It is best served reheated the day after being made. Here’s a video by the pasta grannies making […]

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