Spinach, Mushroom, and Ricotta Stuffed Shells - a perfect meatless family meal.
Hearty Italian Minestrone Soup - tons of vegetables and even fruit!
Spaghetti Aglio e Olio
My Osso Buco, Orange Gremolata, or when I feel like Bree Van de Kamp!
Skinny Chicken Parmesan...a lightened up version of the classic.
Sesame Ahi Tuna Salad: Sesame Encrusted Ahi Tuna Steak, baby Greens, Roasted Asparagus, Roasted Carrots and Cherry Tomatoes, Balsamic Dressing at Firenze Osteria
A bulk meaty pasta sauce recipe that can be adapted to vegan. Feeds up to 25 people or can easily be frozen in batches for future meals.
Easy Tomato Florentine (Simple Pantry Meal)
Tomatoes stuffed with rice or pomodori al riso in Italian. A popular classic.
Chiacchiere: a classic Carnival pastries in Italy
Focaccia bread stuffed with sausage and onions is a great party dish - cut into wedges and eat it like a sandwich.
Torta di Ricotta Siciliana ... smooth ricotta with zesty orange, cinnamon, and chocolate
Fresh homemade pastas with homemade Bolognese sauce (recipe in French)
Spicy Kale Lasagna
Faggiolini in Umido / "Wet" Green Beans - a specialty from Southern Italy modernized by steaming the beans with the tomato sauce in the pressure cooker!
This mango gelato has the intense fruit flavor of fresh mango.
Chocolate Budino--a chocolate Italian pudding that helps clean out the cupboard!
Spaghetti with spaghetti squash in a lemon garlic sauce, topped with a dollop of ricotta.
Pan seared scallops - Israeli couscous puttanesca from Virgils in Bellevue, Kentucky
Creamy Chocolate Panna Cotta layered wiith Raspberry Gelee & topped with a Crunchy Orange-Scented Almond Florentine
Chicken Piccata with Angel Hair Pasta---light, lemony, and delicious!
Quick and easy meals
Bonet - Italian chocolate and amaretti pudding (Text in Bulgarian with translator)
Amaretti - Italian almond cookies (Text in Bulgarian with translator)
Rustic baked Rigatoni with chicken & Italian sausage was the perfect recipe to showcase fresh homemade pasta
Bacon and Beer Carbonara
Known throughout the world as bolognese sauce, in Italy we prefer to call it ragù. Recipe in Italian and in English
The tale of my battle with macarons. Would you like to see how awful my first batch looked?
These are the world's easiest appetizers and the perfect gorgeous accessory for your Oscar Party this weekend!
Homemade tomato sauce in less than 20 minutes
Ham & Cheese is such a classic...add some pasta and you have a match made in heaven!
My latest gluten-free pizza crust recipe topped with roasted eggplant, basil and vegan cheese.
Dried tomatoes, basil and parmesan focaccette - delicious, aromatic and easy to prepare bread rolls (Text in Bulgarian with translator)