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Learn to make delicious chocolate gelato at home!
For a meatless pasta dish, try this "meaty" mushroom bolognese sauce.
You won't believe how easy it is to make homemade ricotta cheese and it's so good, you'll never buy the grainy grocery store stuff again!
This easy recipe for homemade cinnamon bread makes two loaves - enjoy one now and freeze one for later.
My favorite Butternut Squash Soup has Sherry and Pancetta. Perfect for your Thanksgiving table.
Fennel and Onion Bisque was just part of a six-course Auction Dinner Party that I hosted at my house. Read all about it!
Look at the step-by-step photos of how to butterfly and stuff this rack of pork with apples and herbs and be inspired to make this impressive entree!
Learn how to make these spinach gnocchi - no potato required!
This ravioli is filled with five cheeses and can be dressed with any kind of sauce. They also freeze beautifully.
How to cook on a Himalayan Salt Plate - fun and delicious. Make appetizers, serve cheeses or ice cream. The possibilities are endless.
Tired of zucchini bread? Try this moist, chocolate cake. No one will ever know there is zucchini in it!
This delicious dish uses summer sweet corn, banana peppers, pine nuts and herbs and cooks in less than ten minutes.
Pesto Lasagna is the perfect lasagna for summer - it uses all that fresh basil in the garden and can be a main dish or a side dish with grilled meats.
Icy espresso shots are a blend of Kahlua, Cointreau, tequila and espresso. They really keep the party going!
Easy Raspberry Chambord Ice Cream - so delicious and creamy.
Super easy appetizer for summer - cherry tomato tart uses frozen puff pastry dough.
Get out your pasta rollers (or rolling pin) and make these rustic, easy flatbreads for an appetizer or to serve with dinner.
These strawberry cheesecake parfaits are so easy, you won't believe it - no baking, just layering!
Filled with goat cheese, chives and lemon zest, these Asparagus Napoleons are easy to make from store bought puff pastry.
Learn how to make Pâte à Choux dough and make beautiful Cream Puffs with Chocolate Sauce (and many other goodies)
Sicilian Arancine are a traditional treat made of risotto and stuffed with meat sauce. Eat them as a snack or a meal!
One of our favorite appetizers - and so easy - crostini with fig jam, goat cheese and prosciutto.
These individual lasagna gratins can be easily customized for people and are fun to serve. I made mine with spinach pasta, pancetta and leeks.
Learn how to trim an artichoke with my step-by-step instructions and then make delicious stuffed artichokes with leeks.
For Easter: traditional Italian Easter Pie, "Torta Pasqualina". It's filled with ricotta, spinach, artichokes and has eggs tucked inside.
The cocktail to drink in Italy - the Aperol Spritz - can now be made at home! Aperol is now sold in the States. The Spritz is orangey from the Aperol and full of bubbles from Presecco. Try it!
Italian potato pizza is a delicious combination of rosemary and onion and I also include a discussion of which flour to use for pizza dough.
Italian Hazelnut Semifreddo with Caramel Sauce is an elegant and delicious dessert.
Amazing, easy Artisan Bread for 40 cents a loaf - no kneading, no fussing, no kidding!
This chicken ragu sauce is rick, thick and goes great over any kind of pasta or homemade gnocchi.
Nutella Bread for World Nutella Day: delicious for breakfast or a snack. Easy to make, freezes beautifully.
Learn how to make corzetti - Italian pasta discs and dress them in a sauce of pine nuts, parmesan and herbs.
This bread is shaped like a bunch of grapes and I serve it as an appetizer with wine, cheese and olives. This is a tribute to Dorothy Gaiter and John Brecher, the WSJ wine writers.
A hearty soup for winter - sausage and bean soup loaded with pasta. With a salad and some bread, it's a great dinner.