Now that Monday has rolled around I bet you're wondering what dinner is going to look like this week. Sometimes deciding what you want to eat for dinner is more stressfu; than physically cooking the meal. And who wants to spend hours in the kitchen after your commute home from work or school? Here are some recipes that are easy to make, contain very few ingredients and are perfect to make in bulk.
Gnocchi is considered to be one of the most ancient Italian dishes. This dish dates all the way back to the 1500's and is associated with carnival. Gnocchi became a staple dish for Italians, especially those who could not afford meat. Many previous peasant dishes including gnocchi, are now a part of gourmet meals. Each region of Italy is associated with a different type of gnocchi, and each is uniquely delectable. These light, airy potato dumplings are hearty and delicious. Enjoy this great video of Laura Vitale teaching us how to make Baked Gnocchi Caprese!
Riso al Pomodoro, or rice with tomato sauce, is a classic Italian dish. It is both quick and easy and only takes around twenty minutes to make. Therefore, it the perfect meal for after a long day! When cooked, the arborio risotto possesses a deliciously creamy texture. The Parmigiano Reggiano added at the end is the perfect touch! Enjoy this amazing video below of Rossella Rago from Cooking with Nonna teaching us how to make Riso al Pomodoro!
There is nothing Italians love more than tomatoes! This recipe makes for a delicious appetizer to any Italian meal. I like to take a hunk of Italian bread and dip it in the leftover dressing. There is nothing better, especially in the summer time.
Baccala is an Italian favorite, but have you ever made it in a salad? Here is a recipe for Insalata Di Baccala (Baccala Salad). Give it a try and let us know your thoughts! Feel free to share variations and family recipes.
The delicious tangy flavor of Italian lemon ricotta cookies make them the perfect cookie for any time of the year. This amazing recipe is quick and easy and only takes 10 minutes for preparation, and 15 minutes to cook. Ricotta cookies can be made with either lemon or almond extract and are delicious either way! They can be decorated with colored sprinkles for Christmas as well!
Cheesecake Italian style! As most Italians know, Ricotta is a cheese that is particularly very popular in Sicily. So it makes sense for the Sicilian recipe to be the most delicious! This classic desert tastes great over espresso and is always a hit at family gatherings and Sunday dinners.
Italian Anisette "S" Cookies When most Italians see Anisette cookies they think of their Nonnas in the kitchen baking these delicious cookies during the holidays. It is virtually impossible to have an Italian Christmas without these delicious Italian Anisette cookies ! The sweet anise extract in them gives them the taste of black licorice, which is common is various Italian Christmas cookies. They are known for their soft and airy texture. Their icing and sprinkles add to the Christmas spirit!