Italian Lemon Biscotti (Cantucci) Lemon Biscotti, a classic Italian cookie recipe that is crunchy and nutty with toasted hazelnuts and almonds. Biscotti is easy to make, and the lemon flavor in these cookies is just perfect. A great cookie any time of year! The absolute best cookie for dunking in coffee (or wine, as Italians often do) is biscotti. Biscotti are twice-baked cookies that are crunchy and soRead More →

Taleggio & Pancetta Pasta Bake I am a sucker for baked pasta of any description. Whether it is a dish of paper-thin pasta sheets in a lasagna, or a bubbly, golden brown topped pasta bake like this one, I would always choose baked pasta over any other type. This dishRead More →

Cheesy Baked Tortellini This Cheesy Baked Tortellini is the perfect anytime Dinner. Fast and Simple, a Delicious Family Meal with a homemade tomato sauce, cheese, and tortellini pasta. I could eat pasta every day but we don’t because as much as we love it, the Italian has been told by his doctor to cut backRead More →

Pizza di Ricotta Recipe The Apulian tradition is rich in desserts with inimitable taste. When Easter approaches in Puglia, it is traditional to prepare pizza di ricotta. This shortcrust pie — essentially a ricotta-based cheesecake — is usually filled with ricotta, chocolate chips, and candied fruit. Of course, this dessertRead More →

Classic Cheesecake Learn how to make the Best Classic Cheesecake that’s creamy and delicious. This is a baked cheesecake recipe made the traditional way with a graham cracker crust and topped with fruit sauce and berries. It’s the perfect dessert centerpiece! Sometimes only a classic will do, and there’s nothingRead More →

Rustic Lasagna Cups Lasagna Cups are a fun twist on lasagna and great for dinner or as a party appetizer. Layers of pasta, meat sauce, and cheese baked as cute little cups is a delicious way to enjoy your favorite Italian lasagna. I first started making these rustic lasagna cups when my girls were young. My youngest daughterRead More →

Pesto alla Trapanese Pesto alla Trapanese is a famous and delicious Sicilian sauce. It is one of those dishes you must try at least once in your life.  The History of Pesto alla Trapanese  The story goes that pesto alla trapanese, also known as agghiata trapanisa, originated  in the portRead More →

Pansotti Pasta with Walnut Sauce What is Pansotti pasta? Pansotti is a stuffed pasta typical of Ligurian cuisine. It is characterized by a rich meatless vegetable filling and it is seasoned with a particular walnut sauce that enhances the flavor.  The shape of the pasta can vary from triangles toRead More →