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Italian Almond Cake

Italian Almond Cake

This easy Italian almond cake is so flavorful and moist, you'd never guess it's so simple to make at home! You'll fall in love with this cake at first bite.

Prosciutto and Melon - Maplewood Road

Prosciutto and Melon - Maplewood Road

Prosciutto and melon is a classic antipasto. The combination of savory and salty cured Italian ham together with a sweet cantaloupe is a match made in heaven.

Italian Aperol Spritz with Orange - Maplewood Road

Italian Aperol Spritz with Orange - Maplewood Road

Looking for a refreshing taste of Italy, but right at home?  Then you’ve come to the right place! May I introduce the Aperol Spritz!

Scaloppine al Limone

Scaloppine al Limone

Tags: Italian, Easy

Scaloppine al Limone is a classic Italian dish. It’s easy to make, easy to adjust to your liking, and easy on the budget. This basic recipe uses simple ingredients that you most likely already have in your pantry and fridge. No special kitchen equipment and no special cooking techniques required.

Mouthwatering Grilled Saltimbocca

Mouthwatering Grilled Saltimbocca

Saltimbocca is Italian for “jumps in your mouth.”  It’s a mouthwatering dish consisting of three ingredients: Veal (or pork), sage, and prosciutto.

Rigatoni al Forno

Rigatoni al Forno

Tags: Italian, Baked

This Rigatoni al Forno recipe (baked rigatoni) is an Italian comfort food staple. A perfectly seasoned tomato-based sauce with baked pasta. It's perfect.

Pepperoni Roll / Pepperoni Bread

Pepperoni Roll / Pepperoni Bread

Pepperoni bread (aka pepperoni roll or stromboli) has always been a special treat for me. In my Italian family in southern New Jersey, we all savored pepperoni bread!This recipe makes enough dough for 2 loaves of pepperoni bread (you’ll have to double the fillings though). So, my recommendation is to either double the “fillings” or save the other half of the dough to make a homemade pizza!

Barchiglia - A Pear-Almond Tart Recipe from the Old Country

Barchiglia - A Pear-Almond Tart Recipe from the Old Country

It’s called Barchiglia - a chocolate-glazed almond tart with pear preserves, a traditional Easter dessert from southern Italy.

St Joseph Pastries (Zeppole di San Giuseppe)

St Joseph Pastries (Zeppole di San Giuseppe)

St. Joseph pastries, also known as Zeppole di San Giuseppe, are enjoyed every year on March 19th to celebrate the Feast of San Giuseppe (Saint Joseph). They are a deliciously light Italian cream filled pastry. This recipe is for zeppole al forno, or baked zeppole.

Baked Ziti with Ricotta and Italian Sausage

Baked Ziti with Ricotta and Italian Sausage

Baked ziti with ricotta and Italian sausage. It tastes the best while it’s snowing outside. It tastes even better when making it with three kinds of cheese.

Linguine with Clams - Linguine alle Vongole

Linguine with Clams - Linguine alle Vongole

Linguine with clams - "Linguine alle vongole." You can even say it with your hands: "Linguine alle Vongole, capeesh?" A classic Italian dish that I’ve been making for many years.

Mushroom Risotto with Parmigiano Reggiano and Fresh Italian Parsley

Mushroom Risotto with Parmigiano Reggiano and Fresh Italian Parsley

What is risotto? It's comfort food. Once you learn the basics of making a deliciously creamy mushroom risotto, it’ll quickly become one of your staple dishes. 

One-Pan Butternut Squash Risotto with Mushrooms

One-Pan Butternut Squash Risotto with Mushrooms

This will be the fourth recipe in an unplanned series. All in one autumn season. Let's make a one-pan butternut squash risotto. 

Sheet Pan Butternut Squash with Spicy Italian Sausage

Sheet Pan Butternut Squash with Spicy Italian Sausage

There’s still butternut squash from this year's harvest. I’m also using some fresh herbs from the garden. A very autumnal dish.

Lasagne al Forno with Bolognese and Béchamel Sauce

Lasagne al Forno with Bolognese and Béchamel Sauce

This is my favorite lasagne. I’ve tweaked many different recipes over the years, but always came back to the same conclusion. If you want your lasagne to taste like you’re in Italy - a classic, thick, tomato-based bolognese, with a creamy béchamel sauce - there are no shortcuts to making it. It’ll take time. It’s a process. It’s amazing.

Snappy Shrimp, Spicy Hot Pepper Flakes, and Garlic Breath

Snappy Shrimp, Spicy Hot Pepper Flakes, and Garlic Breath

Aglio olio e peperoncino. This one never gets old.  I like to make this classic recipe from Naples, Italy, and variations of it, for years.

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