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Quiche alla Italiana- Pancetta and Fontina!!

Buongiorno mei amici! Today, I will be sharing a yummy favorite of mine, Homemade Quiche!! I know, I know, it’s not very Italian, but the filling sure is. Pancetta and Fontina, I mean, how good does that sound, right? I love quiche; a nicely flaky ...

Blog: La Cucina Prima Donna
Posted on: May 17, 2014 |  Original Post

Fried Polenta Bites with Butternut Squash Mascarpone Mousse and Crispy Speck

Ciao a tutti!! I am so sorry for not posting for a while, things have been hectic. Between a recent family vacation, preparing for culinary school in Italy at the end of next month, an active social life and my fabulous internship with Feast ...

Blog: La Cucina Prima Donna
Posted on: Sep 15, 2013 |  Original Post

Stuffed Calamari for The Feast of the Seven Fishes with Feast on History

Buongiorno mei amici!! Next up for The Feast of the Seven Fishes with Feast on History…Stuffed Calamari!! No Feast of the Seven Fishes would be complete without it. Like the other recipes, I wanted to keep it traditional with a bit of a ...

Blog: La Cucina Prima Donna
Posted on: Aug 25, 2013 |  Original Post

Fusilli with Sausage, Ramps and White Wine

Ciao a tutti!! I feel like it’s been a while since I've posted a pasta dish, so I think it’s about time I do!! When I was in Italy last Christmas, I brought back A LOT of pasta. I loved seeing how many different shapes they offer. ...

Blog: La Cucina Prima Donna
Posted on: Aug 09, 2013 |  Original Post

Fried and Stuffed Zucchini Flowers

Ciao a tutti!! For years, I heard my mother speak of Zucchini Flowers. They’re not as popular in the United States as they are in Italy, so getting your hands on them can be pretty difficult. You’re best trying a farmers market once they ...

Blog: La Cucina Prima Donna
Posted on: Aug 01, 2013 |  Original Post

Maple Beer Cake with Salted Caramel Glaze and Bacon Peanut Beer Brittle

Ciao a tutti!! I have a confession to make….I do occasionally make non-Italian recipes. I know, I know, shocking right? The truth is, every now and then I prepare treats that are nowhere near Italian recipes. Hence, my newest ...

Blog: La Cucina Prima Donna
Posted on: Jul 26, 2013 |  Original Post

Grilled Steak with Balsamic Madeira Reduction with a Baked Ricotta Parmigiana Mousse over Grilled Eggplant and Tomato Sorbet

I want to win a week in one of your Tuscany villas! A chance to be in Tuscany in a beautiful villa where I can shop and eat all of the delicious food that Tuscany has to offer? A dream come true! For today’s meal, I am sharing with you a ...

Blog: La Cucina Prima Donna
Posted on: Jul 10, 2013 |  Original Post

Olive Oil Muffins with Ghirardelli Dark Chocolate Chips and Almonds

Ciao a tutti!! Mi dispiace for not posting for a few days, things have been pretty nuts because…droll roll…. I am so excited to officially announce that I will be attending cooking school in Florence in the fall!!!! I am beyond grateful ...

Blog: La Cucina Prima Donna
Posted on: Jul 06, 2013 |  Original Post

Beet Gnocchi with Beet Greens Pesto

I have confessed my love for pasta multiple times. I mean, I’m Italian, not liking pasta would practically be considered a sin, right? Well, maybe not, but to some people. The funny thing is, I hated pasta when I was little, ...

Blog: La Cucina Prima Donna
Posted on: Jun 20, 2013 |  Original Post

Filet of Sole and Shrimp Francese

Ciao il mio amici!! I love seafood. I have to admit though; I never actually cook with fish until very recently. As I've mentioned, I use to be a vegetarian and on top of that…this is going to sound childish, I hate touching raw ...

Blog: La Cucina Prima Donna
Posted on: Jun 11, 2013 |  Original Post

Death by Nutella Cake 2.0

Ciao a tutti!! Some of you may recall my Valentine’s Day Post…Death by Nutella Cake. Layers of nutella brownie, nutella mousse, nutella glaze, melted chocolate and toasted hazelnuts. I knew I was a mad woman already, this cake just proved ...

Blog: La Cucina Prima Donna
Posted on: Jun 07, 2013 |  Original Post

Memorial Day BBQ- Italian Sausage and Peppers Burgers with Zucchini and Eggplant Chips

Memorial Day has arrived!! Which officially means that beach season is here, I can finally enjoy a  stroll on the beach in my best bathing suit and a nice, cold ice cream (ahem, gelato) cone in hand. Memorial Day weekend is also the PERFECT ...

Blog: La Cucina Prima Donna
Posted on: May 27, 2013 |  Original Post

Steak with Aged Balsamic Reduction, Garlic Mashed Citrus Cauliflower and Sauteed Broccoli Rabe

When my mother and I were in Florence recently, one night we had a lovely dinner right off of Piazza della Repubblica. I went for the tortellini with mushrooms and my mother went for a classic Italian dish…steak with aged balsamic vinegar. I ...

Blog: La Cucina Prima Donna
Posted on: May 05, 2013 |  Original Post

Crispy Brussels Sprouts with Bacon, Parmigiana and Hazelnuts

Ciao a tutti!! Okay, so I know I may be alone here, but I LOVE Brussels sprouts. I mean, I really love them. I have a dear family friend to thank for that. A few years back we went to her house for Thanksgiving and one of the sides she served ...

Blog: La Cucina Prima Donna
Posted on: Feb 09, 2013 |  Original Post

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