Roasted Broccoli

Roasted Broccoli by John Spottiswood

This roasted broccoli recipe, adapted from the Barefoot Contessa, is really wonderful. It has a lot of flavor. We served it with a mild pasta, and it was just a wonderful combination. Don't be worried by the lemon juice and zest. They impart a subtle flavor that adds a nice dimension to this dish.

25 votes
Sicilian Eggplant & Ricotta Pasta

Sicilian Eggplant & Ricotta Pasta by John Spottiswood

This is yet another wonderful Italian recipe that I've adapted from Marcella Hazan's classic "Essentials of Italian Cooking". This one is good enough that my wife put a little smily face in the upper corner of the recipe and wrote "It's a keeper!". I think you'll feel the same way. We served this for friends with a wonderful citrus…

12 votes
Pizza Sauces

Pizza Sauces by I Sicilian

Stop the pizza delivery man, for ever! Unless… it’s being delivered directly from Sicily. I am sure that if you try this homemade pizza you will never buy into any impersonator again. Although most of us think of pizza as a round pie colored in red and white, pizza like pasta comes in different shapes, different thicknesses, with…

7 votes
Chilled Italian Zucchini Appetizer

Chilled Italian Zucchini Appetizer by John Spottiswood

This is a fantastic recipe that I adapted from Marcella Hazen. She recommends serving this at room temperature, but I've had a similar broccoli appetizer at a great local Italian restaurant and they chill it, so I thought I would too. I think it would be great either way. If it's hot out, and a chilled appetizer would be nice, then…

6 votes
Spinach and Ricotta Balls - Gnudis

Spinach and Ricotta Balls - Gnudis by John Spottiswood

I've been looking for tasty ways to cook spinach and wild greens because they are so healthful. This one is fantastic. These are called Gnudis in Florence because they are "nude", e.g. missing the pasta on the outside. These are sort of like a spinach ravioli without the pasta. If that doesn't sound all that flavorful to you, wait…

6 votes
Ricotta and Greens or Spinach Pasta

Ricotta and Greens or Spinach Pasta by John Spottiswood

This is another excellent dish that takes advantage of delicious and healthy greens. This is a Sicilian dish that I absolutely love. Our kids all went back for seconds. It's also quite beautiful...the lousy picture I took does not do it justice. A healthy and yummy treat! This is also adapted from Red White and Greens by Faith…

4 votes
Easy Cinnamon Apple Strudel

Easy Cinnamon Apple Strudel by Nancy Miyasaki

This is super simple and truly delicious. I made it for John's birthday dinner, since he loves cinnamon apple desserts with vanilla ice cream. It's light and flavorful without being too rich. We finished it all in one night between the six of us. Mmm!

3 votes
Pasta with Grape or Cherry Tomatoes

Pasta with Grape or Cherry Tomatoes by Nancy Miyasaki

This is a great pasta from an island off the coast of Italy that I adapted from Giada de Laurentiis. The roasting of the tomatoes and capers with the bread crumbs makes for flavorful and original pasta. I've served this with and without basil, and prefer it with basil though it is delicious either way.

3 votes
Orange perfumed risotto

Orange perfumed risotto by Alida

A very straightforward dish. A light risotto with a delicate aroma of orange. You will use the zest as well as the juice so it would be best to use an organic orange.

2 votes
Italian Penne Pasta Salad

Italian Penne Pasta Salad by daphne sy

I thought I’d try a new type of posts – since I read so many food blogs myself, I always end up bookmarking tons of recipes I want to try. You can find all of them on my Delicious account. Well I actually tried an Italian pasta recipe yesterday. I got this recipe from All Recipes and was very happy with the results. I’ve really…

2 votes
Gnocchi with mushrooms

Gnocchi with mushrooms by Easy Cook - Laka kuharica

Gnocchi in creamy, delicate mushroom sauce

2 votes
Savoy cabbage, potato and sweet potato patties

Savoy cabbage, potato and sweet potato patties by Easy Cook - Laka kuharica

Vegetable delight, simple and easy to prepare.

2 votes
Vegetables blanched corn cakes (Traitional rcipe fron valencia-Sain)

Vegetables blanched corn cakes (Traitional rcipe fron valencia-Sain) by chefgonin

These corn cakes fill the can or want to, although traditionally here fill of vegetables (eggplant, peppers, onions etc). They are ideal to surprise your friends in a quick dinner, and if you tell them it's a Spanish recipe, even better. Try them, is…

2 votes
Ratatouille Pasta

Ratatouille Pasta by Reeni

Thinly sliced zucchini and eggplant are sauteed and flavored with garlic, onion and Italian seasonings then simmered with tomatoes and artichokes and tossed with whole grain pasta to make this quick, easy and light dish.

1 vote
Bread Soup

Bread Soup by Judy Rodgers

Here is an easy-to-remember recipe for delicious, hearty Tuscan-style bread and vegetable soup. It calls for equal amounts of each vegetable, and then you build the soup starting with the firmest vegetables, finishing with the tenderest ones. You can certainly adjust, or estimate, the amounts of any or all ingredients, but if you’ve…

1 vote