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
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
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
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
Sauteed Zucchini in Homemade Tomato Sauce

Sauteed Zucchini in Homemade Tomato Sauce by Denise Sherin

I love homemade tomato sauce, it's so much better than jarred sauce. As a summer side dish I add sauteed zucchini, it's so yummy. I recently served it as a side with baked cod and we wound up putting it right over the fish it was terrific!

1 vote
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
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
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
Easy Bread Lasagna Recipe - Quick Party Starter- Appetizer Idea

Easy Bread Lasagna Recipe - Quick Party Starter- Appetizer Idea by Manisha Bharani

As you know, Lasagna sheets may not be easily available, so I have used the bread instead. Also, the authentic lengthy process of making Lasagna has been made easy. This is a simpler way of making the lasagna. And since you don't actually make the…

1 vote
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
Spaghetti in Basil Pesto with Sun-dried Tomatoes and Walnuts

Spaghetti in Basil Pesto with Sun-dried Tomatoes and Walnuts by Hina Gujral

Spaghetti is an extremely versatile variety of pasta, it can be rich and satisfying when combined with meatballs in a Bolognese Sauce, light and luscious when tossed with vegetables or seafood, or positively mouthwatering when simply tossed in garlic…

1 vote
Baked Pasta in Red Sauce

Baked Pasta in Red Sauce by Renu Guru

With a rich taste of tomatoes, mozzarella cheese and sauces, this pasta recipe would be loved by all! This yummy Italian recipe is cooked using whole wheat pasta and a melange of spices, which will give your taste buds a treat! A must try pasta recipe!

1 vote
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
Grilled Mini Caprese Pizzas

Grilled Mini Caprese Pizzas by Robyn Medlin

Pizza is not just for ovens anymore. The grill is a great place to do pizza because you get nice grate marks on the dough that adds a nice touch as the grill actually cooks the pizza dough. These mini pizzas are easier to do because it is easier to flip multiple pizza dough disks than it is to do one gigantic piece of dough and…

1 vote
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