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Pesto Pasta with Pine Nut Breadcrumbs

A big plate of creamy pesto pasta is exactly what the weekend needs. Bucatini tossed in a vibrant pesto sauce and topped with crispy pine nut breadcrumbs. Flavors of fresh basil, garlic, lemon, honey, and parmesan run throughout. It is absolutely delicious and makes for a tasty side dish to any spring or summer main. Continue reading “Pesto Pasta with Pine Nut Breadcrumbs”

Roasted Potatoes with Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto

Roasted Potatoes with Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto & Burrata

Golden, crispy roasted potatoes with sun-dried tomato pesto & creamy burrata cheese. The pesto is slightly sweet, rich in flavor, and has a really bright tang to it that goes so well with the potatoes and burrata. It’s a stunning, flavorful side dish that would make any weeknight meal more exciting, or you can save it for your next dinner party! Continue reading “Roasted Potatoes with Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto & Burrata”

Spaghetti & Meatballs

Spaghetti & Meatballs with Spicy Tomato Sauce

A quintessential winter dish: spaghetti & meatballs. Juicy, roasted pork meatballs served over saucy spaghetti with lots of pecorino romano on top. The tomato sauce is slightly spicy and has a really bright lemony finish. It’s a classic comfort food dish that’s hearty and truly warms you from the inside out. And I’ve added a few easy special touches to make this recipe extra delicious. Continue reading “Spaghetti & Meatballs with Spicy Tomato Sauce”

Creamy Lemon Ricotta Gnocchi

Creamy Lemon Ricotta Gnocchi with Pistachio Pesto

Sharing this creamy lemon ricotta gnocchi today to start the week off on the most delicious note. Soft, pillowy ricotta gnocchi tossed in a silky-smooth lemon mascarpone sauce and topped with a vibrant pistachio pesto. It’s a really special, indulgent dish that is actually quite simple to pull together. Serve it with a protein and salad alongside for a complete summer meal! Continue reading “Creamy Lemon Ricotta Gnocchi with Pistachio Pesto”

Dad's Chicken Vesuvio

Family Classics: Dad’s Chicken Vesuvio

My dad’s classic chicken vesuvio, an Italian dish that’s rich in flavor and beautifully simple. Pan-roasted chicken, golden potatoes wedges, and a garlic wine pan sauce that gets soaked into the chicken and potatoes as it all bakes. Top it off with a generous amount of fresh parsley and pecorino romano cheese. And then add on a side of sauteed vegetables and you’ve got a hearty, satisfying, delicious meal for any night of the week! Continue reading “Family Classics: Dad’s Chicken Vesuvio”

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”

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”

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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Asparagus Pasta with Whipped Ricotta

Asparagus Pasta with Whipped Ricotta & Breadcrumbs

A simple asparagus pasta made special with creamy whipped ricotta cheese & homemade crispy toasted breadcrumbs. It’s lemony with fresh herb flavor and full of texture. Just the pasta recipe we need as we head into the summer months!

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Kale & Sausage White Bean Soup

Kale & Sausage White Bean Soup

Sharing another soup recipe today that’s rustic, simple, and exactly what I think most of you are craving right now: kale & sausage white bean soup. This hearty soup combines minimal ingredients and is so extremely comforting. It’s got loads of flavor from rich parmesan cheese and a little heat from crushed red pepper. Complete with a side of toasted bread for plenty of dipping.

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