Pork Milanese

Pork Milanese is traditionally served with lightly dressed arugula, however, you can serve it with potatoes or pasta if you prefer. This dish is a good choice for a quick weeknight dinner.  

Italian Grilled Chicken

My Italian grilled chicken is perfect for family cookouts and picnics. It has a simple lemon, chili and rosemary marinade which is an ideal contrast to the smoky and earthy flavor of the charcoal grill.    

Homemade Pizza Margherita

Living in New Jersey means that I can get an outstanding pizza pretty much at every corner. Nevertheless, once in a while, I like making my own pizza at home and from scratch. To me a perfect pizza starts with a perfect crust; thin, crispy and light. But to re-create this typical texture at home,…

Liquore di ciliegie fatto in casa (Italian Cherry Liqueur)

Bookmark this recipe now and start your own cherry liqueur next summer. By the time Christmas is here you will enjoy the sweet and warm reward of your labor (and patience 🙂 ) Also consider, that a homemade cherry liqueur can be a wonderful Christmas party gift.                    …

Risotto ai funghi (mushroom risotto)

Risotto is THE Italian rice dish. There are countless risotto variations, but a mushroom risotto is unquestionably one of the timeless classics. Some people prefer the mushroom risotto exclusively with porcini mushrooms (also known as ceps), but porcini are expensive and often hard to find. Others, on the other hand, don’t like the intense taste…

Limoncello fatto in casa (homemade limoncello)

Limoncello is an intense lemon flavored liqueur, produced in Campania and Sicily. Popular throughout all of Italy, limoncello is also often made at home. It is said to be good for digestion and therefore it makes an excellent digestif. Limoncello is usually served ice cold. Although, some prefer it at room temperature or stirred in…