February 3, 2016
crudite

Crudite platters have been making a comeback in a big way.  Restaurants are serving up...

February 3, 2016

Londoner Rachel Roddy never planned on staying in Rome after her visit to the vibrant city in 2005...

October 23, 2015
Rustic Apple and Pear Crostata

Fall fruits baked within a flaky pastry is a good thing any chilly night of the week. We sometimes...

October 4, 2015
Veal Shank Ossobuco

Ossobuco, a Milanese dish of veal shanks braised in white wine, broth and vegetables, is one of the...

August 15, 2015
Pizza

A good pizza starts at the crust, one that has the right texture as well as flavor. But you don...

June 8, 2015

French bread caprese pizza is a quick and easy meal that celebrates the coming of summer. ...

April 20, 2015
Gnocchi alla Romana with Onion and Butter Tomato Sauce

Gnocchi alla Romana (Roman-style semolina dumplings) are disk-shaped dumplings made from a fine...

April 13, 2015
Slow Cooker Lamb Shanks with Pappardelle Pasta

This dish gets its inspiration from the classic Northern Italian dish called osso buco (or ossobuco...

January 30, 2015

A warm and hearty dish of creamy risotto is the perfect winter time comfort food. This scrumptious...

January 8, 2015
Polenta Pasticciata

Polenta pasticciata (pronounced pa-stee-chee-ah-ta) is one of those comforting dishes that can be...

January 6, 2015

Before you toss out those last few pieces of stale bread consider transforming it into a delicious...

October 28, 2014
risotto

Pumpkin risotto is fall comfort food at its finest.  The flavors are rich, the colors are...

September 6, 2014

When I think of comfort food Italian is often the first that comes to mind. Nothing beats a bowl of...

August 19, 2014
salad

Panzanella salad, a classic Italian dish, was invented as a way to use up stale bread.  This...

August 14, 2014
Classic Chicken Cacciatore

Hungry like a hunter? In Italian, cacciatore means “hunter” and the style of cooking...

August 12, 2014
lasagne alla bolognese

This authentic lasagne alla Bolognese recipe transports me back to Bologna, Italy where, in 1989, I...

August 12, 2014

The Slow Roasted Italian had nailed her copycat recipe for Olive Garden's Alfredo sauce....

July 21, 2014
pizza

Pesto genovese is a bright green Italian sauce that traditionally consists of garlic, pine...

July 18, 2014
basil

I've said it time and time again, my goal this summer is cook as little as possible.  ...

June 26, 2014
Easy Italian-Inspired Shrimp and Artichoke Salad

This easy salad recipe is perfect for picnics or any summertime party! Tender shrimp are combined...

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