This is a delicious variation on my mom’s amazing cheesecake recipe. It’s a nice addition to a Thanksgiving Desert table.
This little bitesize Caprese skewers are quick to assemble and beautiful on a tray.
This is the recipe from the wonderful risotto cooking class Melissa, my mom and I took at the Williams-Sonoma Kitchen in San Francisco. You need to stay near the stove, but the flavor is totally worth it!
A Mediterranean take on the iconic seven layer dip, you’ll adore this tangy, garlic-heavy appetizer.
This light and easy salad is very refreshing and makes a great hot summer day side.
With just three main ingredients (cheese, pepper, and pasta), this Roman dish would be the best quick meal we ever tasted.
Enjoy with crusty bread for a no-cook dinner, or serve as an antipasti platter at a party.
This nibble builds on the classic pairing of cheese, dried fruit, and nuts. A splash of balsamic vinegar helps bring together all the flavors. The crostini are best served right out of the oven, though they can also hold for an hour or two at room temperature.
My favorite Italian sauce is pesto, I use it for way more than pasta! It’s great on lamb chops, sandwiches and just about anything!
A great start for a Mexican Fiesta.
I am always shocked how much I like this simple recipe — one serving is NOT enough.
There is nothing like a great Caesar salad! This homemade dressing uses mayo instead of raw eggs but doesn’t sacrifice taste!
Goat cheese speckled with fresh thyme is the perfect creamy counterpoint to the sweet, tangy roasted peppers in this recipe. Serve these crostini as an appetizer or paired with a simple green salad for a light lunch.
Nothing says cold winter day like Lasagna. I love vegetables and this red vegetable lasagna is always a crowd pleaser. Plus it’s even better the next day as leftovers.
I still think this is Melissa’s favorite meal I make. It’s really quick and easy and taste’s great with or without the chicken.
How Italian can I get, making pumpkin ravioli for our Thanksgiving starter? Warm with the scent of toasted hazelnuts and the perfect combination of pumpkin, rosemary, and sage. Sweet and savory hand-in-hand.
This salad is super simple but always a big hit a barbecue. When watermelon is in season it’s a nice light treat.
Whenever I serve this appetizer people can’t believe how yummy it its. It’s ewey gooie delicious.
Janine’s signature dish, this yummy appetizer is always a crowd pleaser!
This mac and cheese has a grown-up taste that is over the top yummy. It’s so yummy that everyone always asks for the recipe.
These are a nod to my years in Maryland where I learned to LOVE crab!