Classic Gingerbread Cookies

Classic Gingerbread Cookies

When I was a little girl, my mom made these cookies every year at Christmastime. The kitchen smelled heavenly, and I loved helping her decorate the gingerbread people with royal icing, cinnamon candies and whatever else we had on hand. 

Black Bean Dip

Black Bean Dip

This is a one blender dip! In just five minutes you can whip up a tasty dip to serve with tortilla chips, chopped veggies, as a delicious side or healthy filling for quesadillas.

Apple Cider Donut Cake

Apple Cider Donut Cake

If you’re a fan of apple cider donuts, you are going to love this cake! It’s baked, not fried, boasts all the flavors one of the donut, and there’s more of it to go around. Serve for breakfast, snack or dessert.

Avocado Shrimp Salad

Avocado Shrimp Salad

This one of my favorite go-to summer meals as it’s fresh, healthy and the best part is – you don’t have to cook! It’s great for lunch or dinner and the marinated shrimp can even be grilled later for another meal if you make extra.

Cacio e Pepe

Cacio e Pepe

Cacio e Pepe is one of the four classic Roman pastas. It is the most simple and the one which you can add to in order to make the others – Carbonara, Gricia and Amatriciana.

Yakitori Chicken

Yakitori Chicken

  Yakitori is a classic food served at tapas-style pubs in Japan. This easy Japanese recipe can be made in minutes and is simply delicious – glazed bite sized pieces of chicken cooked on wooden skewers over a grill. Yakitori literally means ‘grilled chicken’ in...

Chicken Scaloppine

Chicken Scaloppine

A classic Italian dish, this simple dinner can be prepared in minutes. The first time I enjoyed this recipe was with my relatives in Italy, who had prepared it with veal. I wanted to try chicken as a substitute and found it to be just as tasty and tender. The flavor is phenomenal!

Green Chile Enchiladas

Green Chile Enchiladas

This is a quick, easy and delicious meal that can be prepped in minutes and even made ahead of time for busy weeknights. 

Italian Citrus Cookies

Italian Citrus Cookies

A hint of citrus takes these simple cookies to another level! They are so easy to make and perfect for any occasion. Because the dough is refrigerated before baking, you can make the dough ahead of time and bake as needed. 

Chicken Cashew Stir Fry

Chicken Cashew Stir Fry

This is one of my favorite dishes as it’s very simple to make and yields incredible flavor. You can omit the cashews and even add another diced vegetable such broccoli with great results! You may use a wok, a large skillet or large sauce pan. You may serve with rice and/or in a lettuce leaf for presentation.

Frozen Key Lime Meringue

Frozen Key Lime Meringue

This is what happens when a pavlova meets a key lime pie in the freezer! This delicious dessert is simple, refreshing and out of this world delicious!

Traditional Italian Meatballs with Tagliatelle

Traditional Italian Meatballs with Tagliatelle

Because these traditional meatballs – polpette – are bite size, they complement the tagliatelle well and don’t overpower the dish. There are a few steps involved but the process is easy, and the result is well worth the extra effort. 

Pesto Pasta Salad

Pesto Pasta Salad

Using my classic Italian pesto sauce and just two extra ingredients, you can whip up a tasty pasta salad that can be served hot or cold. 

Nutella Bread

Nutella Bread

This simple yet delicious bread is great for breakfast, a snack or dessert! Because of the Nutella hazelnut spread, there’s a hint of brownie flavor, yet it isn’t too sweet. It’s simple to make and even better to eat!

Creamy Tomato Soup

Creamy Tomato Soup

This is a delicious winter soup, made even more tasty with a sprinkling of Parmesan cheese and homemade croutons.