Creamy Chicken Alfredo Dip

This chicken alfredo dip is out of this world! It’s creamy, cheesy, loaded with chicken, AND made from scratch! It’s perfect for an appetizer or a delicious side dish! I go crazy over anything involving dips! They are SOO good and this one is absolutely no exception!! And while you’re making this one, go ahead…


This easy, baked crostini is the best side to any Italian meal! They’re golden, delicate pieces of heaven ready for your favorite toppings! To me, Italian sides are sometimes better than the entrées! You can never go wrong with appetizers loaded with flavor. Strawberry, bacon feta and traditional tomato bruschettas are my go-to sides for…

The BEST Skillet Lasagna

Skillet lasagna is the absolute best comfort food! It is so full of flavor that creates that authentic Italian taste. It is quick and easy and a family favorite that you MUST try! This recipe is good for a meal any night of the week! Cook this up and add in an amazing salad, some…

Creamy Vegan Pink Pasta (30 Minutes!)

Creamy Vegan Pink Pasta (30 Minutes!)

Pink pasta?! When we heard about this creamy, vibrant dish, we knew we had to give a plant-based version a try! Spoiler alert? Major success! 

Rich, savory tomato sauce pairs with vegan cashew cream and noodles for the most comforting bowl of goodness. Just 10 ingredients and 30 minutes required for this weeknight-friendly main or side. Let’s make pasta!

Recipe Inspiration: Penne alla Vodka

This vegan pink pasta was inspired by Female Foodie’s recipe, which was inspired by an Italian restaurant in Newport Beach, California.

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The Best Manicotti EVER!

This manicotti is filled with 3 kinds of cheese and baked to absolute perfection! It’s comfort food at its finest that everyone will go crazy over! It’s definitely sure to please a large crowd! The cheese combined with the noodles and savory sauce creates a mouthwatering flavor that you will want to remember! I have…

AMAZING Bolognese Gnocchi

Bolognese Gnocchi is everything that you would hope for in an amazing Italian dish! Flavorful, bold, and full of delightful texture, this tried and true recipe is something that will definitely get you a “WOW!” from your family and friends! Completely homemade from start to finish, this bolognese gnocchi will knock your socks off! It…

The Very Best Bolognese Sauce

Bolognese sauce is heavenly and boy is the texture something to write home about! With some love and patience, this sauce will turn out to be a work of art and TOTALLY worth the time you put into it! It doesn’t take much to make the very best bolognese sauce as long as you carve…

Homemade Gnocchi

Homemade Gnocchi is light, fluffy, and tender potato pasta that you are going to love! Super easy with only 5 ingredients, you will never buy store-bought gnocchi again! Make an all-Italian Dinner with this gnocchi and pair it with some fan favorites. Pair homemade gnocchi with a nice Italian Salad, some exquisite Alfredo, and Cheesy…

That Zucchini Spaghetti Stanley Tucci Loves (Spaghetti alla Nerano) – As Good as Advertised

SI get a fair number of video ideas watching food travel television shows, and during these productions, it’s not uncommon for the host to heap praise on the local offerings, but Stanley Tucci, in his new show, “Searching for Italy,” took this to another level, calling the dish, “life changing,” “unbelievable,” and “one of the best things I’ve ever eaten.” I love a… to read the rest of Chef John’s article about Zucchini Spaghetti, please follow this link to become a member.)

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