Recipes

Italian

  • My First Watermelon Granita

    My First Watermelon Granita

    A simple introduction into the world of flavored ices, granitas, and sorbets! Make this in the summer when watermelons are at their peak.

    • Yield: 6 to 8 servings
    Tags: kids, summer, snack
  • Hot And Hearty Minestrone

    Hot And Hearty Minestrone

    This simplified version of an Italian classic is kid-friendly and sure to please. Don't forget the cheese rind -- it adds hearty, authentic flavor.

    • Yield: Generous 2 quarts, serving 6 to 8
    Tags: kids, hearty
  • Emeril's Kicked Up Bellini Cocktails

    Emeril's Kicked Up Bellini Cocktails

    A bellini is traditionally made with fresh peach juice or sometimes peach nectar if fresh peaches are unavailable. Use the most fragrant peaches you can find for the best results. This bellini is kicked up with a bitter almond liquor.

    • Prep Time: 5 minutes
    • Total Time: 10 minutes
    • Yield: 4 servings
  • Boneless Pork Chops Parmigiana

    Boneless Pork Chops Parmigiana

    Everyone knows how delicious Chicken Parmesan can be, but I decided to do a spin-off with pork. Your friends and family will be astonished at how quickly this dish comes together.

    • Prep Time: 10 minutes
    • Total Time: 20 minutes
    • Yield: 4 to 6 servings
  • Cantaloupe, Prosciutto, And Arugula Salad

    Cantaloupe, Prosciutto, And Arugula Salad

    This salad is a great addition to an al fresco dinner in the heat of summer. So simple, so refreshing, so satisfying.

    • Yield: 4 to 6 servings
  • Venetian Spritz With Prosecco, Aperol And Blood Orange Juice

    Venetian Spritz With Prosecco, Aperol And Blood Orange Juice

    A spritz is a great way to kick off a meal and a party. It is a nice aperitif before a big meal. This spin on a spritz is great during the winter months when blood oranges are in season.

    • Prep Time: 5 minutes
    • Total Time: 7 minutes
    • Yield: 1 drink
  • Basil Pesto

    Basil Pesto

    Drizzle the pesto over pizzas that are bubbling hot from the oven.

    • Prep Time: 10 minutes
    • Total Time: 10 minutes
    • Yield: 2 cups
    Tags: pesto, basil
  • Basic Marinara Sauce

    Basic Marinara Sauce

    Of course this is a perfect quick meal with pasta. But this is a basic tomato sauce that has endless possibilites.

    • Yield: About 8 cups, 4 to 6 servings
  • Gremolata

    Gremolata

    Serve this sprinkled over osso buco, braised lamb shanks, or roast beef.

    • Yield: About 1/2 cup, 6 servings
  • Eggplant Parmesan Napoleon With Spicy Tomato Sauce

    Eggplant Parmesan Napoleon With Spicy Tomato Sauce

    There are as many varieties of eggplant as there are recipes for this highly versatile vegetable, but eggplant Parmesan is one of the most commonly known preparations and is a staple in my home repertoire.

    • Yield: 6 servings