Creamy Brandy Tomato Sauce

Rigatoni with Creamy Brandy Tomato Sauce

An indulgent bowl of rigatoni tossed in a creamy brandy tomato sauce. Simple pasta at its best. The sauce is flavored with caramelized shallots, garlic, tomato paste, brandy, oregano, black pepper, and lots of parmesan cheese. Eat it on it’s own or serve it as a side dish alongside your favorite main meal. It’s absolutely delicious, rich in flavor, and really satisfying. Continue reading “Rigatoni with Creamy Brandy Tomato Sauce”

Peanut Butter and Jelly Brownies

Peanut Butter and Jelly Brownies

Nostalgic peanut butter and jelly brownies. This is the perfect treat for when you want something rich and comforting that is so incredibly simple to make. Classic brownie batter topped with dollops of peanut butter and your favorite jelly, baked until fudgy, and cut into squares. These are absolutely delicious and will bring you right back to your childhood. Continue reading “Peanut Butter and Jelly Brownies”

Creamy Tortellini Soup

Creamy Tortellini Soup with Sausage & Spinach

Kicking off the last month of winter with the coziest creamy tortellini soup! Full of italian sausage, spices, carrots & fennel, a splash of wine, crushed tomatoes, cheesy tortellini, and fresh spinach. This soup comes together in just about 45 minutes and is the definition of rustic comfort food. Served with toasted bread alongside to soak up the flavorful broth. Continue reading “Creamy Tortellini Soup with Sausage & Spinach”

Fried Mozzarella Sandwiches

Fried Mozzarella Sandwiches on Herby Garlic Bread

Friday comfort food in the form of fried mozzarella sandwiches, also known as “mozzarella in carrozza” – two slices of bread slathered in an herby garlic butter, with lots of mozzarella cheese inside, closed and breaded in crunchy panko breadcrumbs, then pan-fried in butter until golden and gooey. Served with plenty of warm marinara sauce for dipping. This is the ultimate, simple indulgent food. Make these sandwiches for a snack, as an appetizer, or even for dinner with a big salad alongside. Continue reading “Fried Mozzarella Sandwiches on Herby Garlic Bread”

Tuscan Ribollita Soup

Tuscan Ribollita Soup with Greens & Butter Beans

The coziest soup we all need for the winter season: tuscan ribollita soup with greens & butter beans. It’s hearty & satisfying, with bold tomato and nutty parmesan flavors running throughout. Sit down to a hot bowl for lunch or maybe add on a big salad to turn it into the perfect soup + salad dinner.

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Roasted Broccoli Soup

Roasted Broccoli Soup with Melted Cheddar Croutons

A creamy, healthy bowl of roasted broccoli soup topped with melted cheddar croutons. This is the simplest recipe that you can make all winter long. The soup is flavored with onion, leeks, garlic, and za’atar (a very flavorful herby spice blend), plus all that delicious roasted broccoli. And of course the best part…the toasted, cheesy whole grain bread for dipping. It’s the best lunch or side dish for these cold January days! Continue reading “Roasted Broccoli Soup with Melted Cheddar Croutons”

Overnight Cinnamon Rolls

Overnight Cinnamon Rolls with Mascarpone Icing

The quintessential Christmas morning breakfast: overnight cinnamon rolls with mascarpone icing. Decadent, buttery rolls filled with the sweetest brown sugar & cinnamon filling. They’re stored in the fridge overnight so that come Christmas morning, they’re ready to bake until golden brown and fluffy. Topped with a simple icing and made special with creamy mascarpone cheese. It’s the most comforting breakfast recipe that everyone will love…plus, your kitchen will smell absolutely amazing! Continue reading “Overnight Cinnamon Rolls with Mascarpone Icing”

Herbed Stovetop Mac and Cheese

Herbed Stovetop Mac and Cheese

The easiest upgraded herbed stovetop mac and cheese. Full of rich flavor from caramelized shallots, garlic, and hearty winter herbs. Plus of course lots of white cheddar and parmesan cheese. It comes together in just 20 minutes and could not be dreamier. Perfect as a holiday side dish or a simple weeknight meal! Continue reading “Herbed Stovetop Mac and Cheese”

Mushroom Brioche Stuffing

Mushroom Brioche Stuffing with Fontina & Herbs

A simple mushroom brioche stuffing with classic flavor, melted fontina cheese, and lots of woodsy herbs. This stuffing is the perfect side dish to your Thanksgiving turkey. It also works well as a vegetarian main dish for the holiday. Everything comes together really easily and is bursting with herby flavor. Best kind of comfort food that you can make all season long. Continue reading “Mushroom Brioche Stuffing with Fontina & Herbs”

Cheesy Baked Rigatoni

Cheesy Baked Rigatoni with Italian Sausage

Cheesy baked rigatoni with italian sausage, burst cherry tomatoes, spinach, garlicky marinara sauce, and LOTS of mozzarella. It’s baked until golden & bubbling, then topped with fresh herbs and parmesan. One of my favorite easy dinners for any night of the week, and it has lots of family history to it! Excited to be sharing it with all of you so you can have a little nostalgic, italian comfort food right in your own homes.

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