Recipes Posts

Caprese Salad with Prosciutto

Caprese with prosciutto

Everybody loves a good caprese salad, right? This one is extra special with two types of tomatoes and a layer of prosciutto! This is definitely one of the most delicious ways to celebrate tomato season. The caprese salad originated in Capri, Italy (hence the name) and consisted of tomatoes, cow’s milk mozzarella, and oregano. Nowadays, you see this salad all Read More

Jalapeño Cheddar Chicken Burgers

chicken burgers with guacamole

Flavorful chicken burgers with all the toppings that take only minutes to make? Sign me up! These Jalapeño Cheddar Chicken Burgers are perfect for an easy (and healthy!) backyard get together. I was so excited to be able to get a “first taste” package of al fresco‘s newest product line–chicken burgers! I have been a huge fan of al fresco Read More

Ricotta Stuffed Zucchini Flowers

ricotta stuffed zucchini flowers

Zucchini flowers are one of my favorite summer foods! They have a very delicate zucchini flavor and can be stuffed, fried, stuffed and fried, added to pastas and pizzas, tossed in a salad—the possibilities are endless! One of my favorite ways to prepare zucchini flowers is by stuffing them with herbed ricotta, dipping them in a light batter and frying Read More

Pasta alla Gricia

Pasta alla Gricia

Guanciale, pecorino, pepper, pasta. These are the ingredients for one of Rome’s cornerstone pastas, Pasta alla Gricia. If you haven’t tried Pasta alla Gricia yet, get ready to fall in love! There may only be a few ingredients, but they come together to make pasta magic! Pasta alla Gricia comes from the Lazio region of Italy where Rome is. Rome Read More

Easy Caramelized Onions

caramelized onions in a bowl

Caramelized onions are that special element that can transform ordinary dishes into magically delicious flavor bombs. Okay maybe that was a bit dramatic, but they are indeed very delicious. Caramelized onions will keep in the refrigerator for about a week so whip up a batch and upgrade your sandwich, pizza, pasta, egg, and burger game! They are also easy to Read More

Sweet Apple Sausage and Gouda Sandwich

Sweet Apple Sausage and Gouda Sandwich

I love a good sandwich and I’m always looking to create new and exciting ways to eat them. This combination of Sweet Apple Sausage, smoked gouda and a tangy, crunchy slaw all piled onto a big bakery roll is a winner! I’m using al fresco’s Sweet Apple Chicken Sausages for this recipe—they may be my new obsession! I’m a big Read More

Simple Roasted Cherry Tomatoes

simple roasted tomatoes

Open my refrigerator and you’re almost guaranteed to find a container of roasted cherry tomatoes. Roasted tomatoes can be added to so many different dishes and they are so easy to make! You can roast different types of tomatoes (I used Roma here) but more often than not, I choose the little guys—cherry or grape. My favorite way to roast Read More

Smoky Baked Eggs with Ricotta and Beans

Smoky Baked Eggs

These smoky baked eggs are on regular rotation in my house. Beans, ricotta and spinach make this dish nice and hearty—perfect for breakfast, lunch or dinner! It has taken me soooo long to finish writing this blog post because I have a BIG case of writer’s block. I blame it on the current quarantine situation. I’m happy to do my Read More

Spaghetti with Saffron Roasted Tomatoes and Shrimp

Spaghetti with Saffron Roasted Tomatoes

Seafood and pasta are my two biggest food loves so it’s no wonder that I’m totally obsessed with seafood pastas. This Spaghetti with Saffron Roasted Tomatoes and Shrimp has quickly become one of my favorites! The addition of saffron to this otherwise simple dish makes it feel fancy and indulgent while only taking about 30 minutes to make. Win win! Read More

Double Smash Burgers with Sauce

Double Smash Burgers with Sauce

I love making burgers at home and this is definitely one of my favorites! These double smash burgers taste like they came from a restaurant and the best part, they’re super easy to make! Before we get into the technique, let’s just clear one thing up: we’re using American cheese for this recipe. Listen, I like a variety of different Read More