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Arancini with Smoked Mozzarella and Basil

Arancini with Smoked Mozzarella and Basil

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Seared Tuna with Sweet and Sour Cipollini Onions

Seared Tuna with Sweet and Sour Cipollini Onions

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Grilled Chicken with Salmoriglio

Grilled Chicken with Salmoriglio

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Ricotta Zeppole

Crisp on the outside, melt in your mouth soft on the inside, Ricotta Zeppole are fried Italian pastries sprinkled with confectioners sugar that are great drizzled with honey or chocolate sauce. How do you make Zeppole, the classic fried dough treat served at Italian...

Chicken Parmigiana

Chicken Parmigiana with breaded chicken cutlets, marinara sauce, parmigiano and melted mozzarella cheese is a classic Italian-American comfort food. I know on Labor Day weekend you are supposed to grill. But the forecast had been calling for rain on Sunday and I had...

Pesce all’Acqua Pazza

I first had this dish at a small restaurant in Positano on the Amalfi Coast called O’Capurale and was blown away by how flavorful yet light it was. Pesce all’Acqua Pazza means Fish in Crazy Water. Many American interpretations of this dish seem to take this...

Trenette al Pesto

In modern times the term Pesto has become a generic name for just about any combination of herbs blended with garlic, olive oil, nuts and cheese. However, the original Pesto is from Genoa in the Liguria region of Italy and is basil based and contains pignoli (pine...

Granita di Caffè con Panna

Summer is flying by and I am feeling a little self-imposed pressure to get in all of the great Summer recipes I had planned on. I may not get them all in but it really would have been a shame if I didn’t make this espresso granita with whipped cream. This is a...

Garganelli with Fresh Ricotta and Grape Tomatoes

A few weeks back I was talking to my Mom about quick and easy pasta dishes. She mentioned that my grandfather used to make pasta and toss it with fresh ricotta cheese, a little grated pecorino and salt & pepper. I thought that was a great idea and planned on...


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