Posts Tagged "Italian"

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

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

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

Bucatini with Anchovy Tomato Sauce and Pecorino Breadcrumbs

Bucatini with Anchovy Tomato Sauce

I like to live my life as if the anchovy averse don’t exist. Now, don’t take that to mean that I don’t respect people’s tastes—I do! It’s just that I’ve converted too many anchovy haters (whether intentionally or not) to believe that people really know what they’re talking about when they claim to hate anchovies. Don’t worry, I’m not some Read More

Italian Tuna Melt

Italian Tuna Melt

This Italian Tuna Melt is a weeknight favorite in my house! The tuna is packed with peppers, capers, and fresh herbs and then covered in delicious fontina cheese and broiled to tuna melt perfection. Top it all off with some greens and you’ve got a healthy meal that’s ready in under 30 minutes! Can we just talk about how weird Read More

Shrimp Fra Diavolo with Pasta

Shrimp Fra Diavolo with Pasta

There’s nothing I love more than a big bowl of seafood pasta and this Shrimp Fra Diavolo is one of my favorites! Fra Diavolo, which translates to “brother devil” in Italian, is often made with lobster instead of shrimp but let’s be honest, lobster isn’t always in the budget! This shrimp version is just as delicious and a little easier Read More

Tortellini with Lemon Butter Sauce

Tortellini with Lemon Butter Sauce

Nothing better than an easy weeknight dinner that can be on the table in 15 minutes, am I right? This Tortellini with Lemon Butter Sauce is so simple and easy to make, yet flavorful and totally satisfying! Even though I always have a few bags of tortellini and ravioli in my freezer, I always forget to use them! Usually when Read More

Italian Seafood Salad

Italian Seafood Salad

This Italian Seafood Salad is one of my absolute favorite dishes. With plenty of fresh herbs and lemon, this salad is light, refreshing and super flavorful. Seafood salad gets better as it marinates so make it a day before serving for the best results! My family makes seafood salad every year for Christmas Eve as part of one of the Read More

Holiday Antipasto Platter

Holiday Antipasto Platter

An antipasto platter is always a great idea for entertaining but around the holidays, it’s the best! Adding rosemary around the edge gives it a festive wreath look! When it comes to antipasti, which is the plural of antipasto, there are no real measurements. In fact, the ingredients are not set in stone either. Antipasto, which means “before the meal” Read More