Potatoes and bell peppers Calabrese style

Let me quote one line from Wikipedia about Italian Cuisine:”Italian cuisine is generally characterized by its simplicity, with many dishes having only two to four main ingredients.”  Potatoes and bell peppers Calabrese style reflects this quote perfectly well….. combining few simple ingredients to produce an amazingly delicious tasty meal.   Enjoy it as a side …

Bolognese sauce

What are the main ingredients for the perfect Bolognese sauce or Ragu alla Bolognese? Ground meat ( Beef or veal and sometimes pork),the classic soffritto (brounise of celery, carrots and onions), tomato paste and wine. In my recipe I use minced beef and I avoid wine. I prepare this recipe twice a month and freeze …

Rice salad or insalata di riso

Do you want to know the secret for an easy, fast and healthy rice salad ready in no time? And I am not talking about opening the jar of Condiriso to add to your rice. Super easy…I usually have prep days…..what I do is peel and slice cucumbers do the same for carrots, wash and …

Canestrelli cookies

Canestrelli are deliciously buttery soft melt in your mouth cookies. A little bit of history of Canestrelli; this cookie is originally from Liguria in Italy and has the shape of the Daisy flower. Canestrelli were already famous during Medieval time, people use to gift this cookies during weddings and religious ceremony. The recipe for this …

How to make fresh ravioli

Do you think is difficult to make homemade ravioli? I do not think so… here what you need, a pasta machine, flour and eggs nothing more nothing less. Would you like to try? Then follow this step by step pictures and you will end up with the best ravioli you ever made. The ingredients are: …

Sfoglia with almond custard and apples

I wonder how this sfogliata was created….yes…. now I remember it happen by mistake. My father loves a quick strudel that I usually prepare for him when in Italy. I just use puff pastry instead of making the dough for the real deal. This time I was busy chatting with mom and asked her to …

Artichokes, orange and red radish salad

Check the recipe for this super colorful salad. Go to Salads section and enjoy it.

Amaretti

  Amaretti make me go back in time when I was a kid and my grandma from Sardegna will bake this cookies. I can still picture her in the kitchen and my grandfather busy in a smaller room next to the kitchen, that will open to the garden, cracking almonds for amaretti. Grandma will collect …