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Pepperoni topped pizza in the shape of a heart that's been cut in a zigzag down the middle and slightly separated to reveal a broken heart pizza

20-Minute Valentine’s Day Heart-Shaped Pizza

If you need a last-minute Valentine’s Day dinner recipe, this homemade heart-shaped no-yeast pizza is delicious and quick to make. With its super crispy thin crust, and ooey-gooey toppings, it’s a total heartbreaker and it only takes 10 minutes to prep and just about 10 minutes to bake.  So, if […]

Chinese chicken dumplings and pork dumplings being turned into potstickers in a cast iron skillet (with all different colored dumpling wrappers)

Naturally Colored Dumpling Wrappers (For Chinese New Year (春节)

Dumpling wrappers are incredibly easy and inexpensive to make at home And there’s no better time than Spring Festival (春节 Chinese New Year) to make dumplings and potstickers that are a little bit extra special. To celebrate my Sichuan family this year, I’ve made purple, pink, orange, and green dumpling […]

A stack of crispy golden shrimp spring rolls with the tails sticking out at the end.

Firecracker Shrimp Spring Rolls With Chili Oil (With Video)

This might be our all-time favorite Asian appetizer and spring roll recipe ever. Crispy, crunchy shrimp spring rolls are crazy delicious and probably the easiest appetizer you’ll ever make. If you’re a fan of chili oil, shrimp, or spring rolls you’ll love making these restaurant-quality these at home without the […]

Strawberry butter just whipped and scooped into a small white prep bowl using a portioning scoop with a freeze dried strawberry slice on top for garnish and strawberries in the background with a strawberry tin holder barely visible in the background.

Strawberry Butter (w/Strawberry Honey Butter Option & Video)

This strawberry butter is sweet, tart, and chocked full of all-natural strawberry flavor! It’s the only homemade strawberry butter recipe you’ll ever need. With just 2 ingredients this is one of my favorite compound butters to make. Plus, it’s fully customizable, and you can use this recipe to make strawberry […]

A stack of 3 oversized whole wheat chocolate chip cookies on a colorful tray next to a Pols Potten brand ceramic mug with woman painted on the inside holding her nose like she's going under water and the foamy milk on top of the cappuccino right at the same level as her hand pinching her nose on a saucer with a painted bra that's been flung off and a spoon with a pair of underwear on them.

Whole Wheat Chocolate Chip Cookies (One Bowl, No-Mixer)

Forget any notion you’ve ever had about whole wheat or “healthy cookies” and their lack of texture or flavor! This sweet buttery whole wheat chocolate chip cookie recipe will change your life!  Or at the very least, it’ll have you eating less refined carbs while still enjoying every single thing […]

Chitarra pasta just passed through the chitarra (spaghetti guitar tool) to create the square spaghetti with a rolling pin lying next to the chitarra tool.

Spaghetti alla Chitarra (Guitar Pasta From Abruzzo, Italy)

Chewy twirly Abruzzese chitarra pasta is one of the many regional Italian pasta shapes that is almost too good to be true. Simple in its design this beautifully square-shaped pasta is no regular spaghetti!  Spaghetti alla Chitarra gets its flavor from eggs and its sturdiness from semolina flour giving it […]

A large serving (a square) of Authentic homemade lasagna alla Bolognese with fresh spinach pasta lasagna.

Fresh Spinach Pasta Dough (Using 00 Flour) With Video

This 3-ingredient Spinach Pasta is incredibly easy to make! Use this spinach pasta dough to make delicious sheets of homemade ‘lasagna verde’ for Bolognese, silky ribbons of green pappardelle pasta, spinach spaghetti, tagliatelle, fettuccine, ravioli, farfalle, mezzaluna, tortellini, or any favorite pasta shape! If you’re new to pasta making, you […]

Crunchy spiced pecans in a scalloped snack bowl.

Candied Pecans Anyone Can Make (Easy, Crunchy, Delicious)

Candied pecans are a no-frills, no-fuss recipe perfect for topping salads, general snacking, adding to popcorn salads on family movie night, fancying up your holiday cheese or charcuterie board, or giving as delicious DIY food gifts. These sweet glazed pecans are delicious and hard to stop eating — you’ve officially […]

A bowl full of tender spinach gnocchi covered in a meaty bolognese sauce.

Gnocchi Bolognese (100% Homemade & So Easy)

Homemade gnocchi Bolognese or (gnocchi ragù Bolognese) is a pasta bowl full of bear hugs — it’s warm, cozy, and 100% satisfying! Total comfort food. This recipe is made completely from scratch and in the authentic Bologna way which puts it squarely in superstar pasta territory. Pillowy spinach dumplings covered […]

fresh spinach gnocchi just rolled and ridges added using the tines of a fork all on a semolina flour-dusted parchment-lined baking tray.

Spinach Gnocchi From Scratch (Italian Handmade Gnocchi Made Easy)

Spinach Gnocchi is a delicious healthy twist on my classic potato gnocchi recipe and it’s just as easy to make! Fluffy as pillows, these bright green tender little dumplings pair with any gnocchi sauce you can think of from the ultra creamy to the super meaty gnocchi Bolognese. Skip the […]

A bowl of simple chicken and dumplings with two dumplings surrounded by creamy chicken soup.

Mom’s Easy Chicken and Dumplings (6 Ingredients: 100% From Scratch)

This is my Mom’s Southern Chicken and Dumplings — and it’s hands down the easiest chicken & dumplings recipe you’ll ever make! Filled with fluffy scratch-made dumplings, this chicken soup fed our family (of six) hundreds of times throughout my childhood. With just 6 ingredients (+ salt and pepper) in […]

A piping hot bowl of cicerchie and spicy ventricina soup garnished with grated parmesan cheese and chopped chives with 2 pieces of toasted Italian bread tucked into the bowl.

Cicerchie and Ventricina Soup (Zuppa di Fagioli Cicerchie e Ventricina)

You will not believe how delicious or easy this 6-ingredient, 30-minute fall soup is! Italian cicerchie, (delicious beans that look a lot like gravel) have an earthy flavor somewhat reminiscent of chickpeas but have an altogether unique flavor and texture. And spicy ventricina (a favorite Abruzzese salami umami bomb) gives […]

Squid Ink Linguine with Crab pasta in a pasta bowl with crab and tomatoes wine sauce.

Quick and Easy Crab Linguine (Linguine Nero di Seppia al Granchio Blu)

This crab pasta is perfect for any seafood lover! Lucious linguine tossed in a silky white wine crab sauce (Italian granchio blu) — this restaurant-quality seafood pasta has everything you could want flavor wise. Based on a Venetian crab pasta dish from one of our favorite restaurants here in Venice […]

A side by side photo of raw blue Italian crabs on the left and bright orange cooked Italian crabs on the right.

The Easiest Way To Cook Blue Crabs (Granchio Blu Facile)

This is your one-stop shop for how to buy, cook, and pick blue crabs!  Whether it’s Maryland blue crabs (Chesapeake Bay Crabs) or the now-infamous Italian Granchio Blu, you’ll find all you need to know right here. Blue crabs are delicious and can be boiled in just 5 minutes, or […]

Vanilla pudding mix in a mason canning jar with pieces of vanilla beans poking out from the top.

5-Minute DIY Vanilla Pudding Mix (For Adding to Cake & Cookie Recipes)

This quick and easy homemade vanilla pudding mix takes just 5 minutes to make and it’s the perfect substitute for Instant Jello Pudding Mix when you want to bake cookie or cake recipes that call for using a box of vanilla pudding. Plus, it’s made without all of the highly […]

A beautiful bowl of paccheri pasta with shrimp and zucchini in a tomato and white wine sauce.

Paccheri Pasta (With Shrimp and Zucchini Sugo)

This paccheri recipe (aka Paccheri con Sugo di Gamberi e Zucchine) was inspired by a handful of paccheri pasta dishes from one of our favorite restaurants in Venice, Italy (Antiche Carampane). Toothsome “slappy” tube-shaped paccheri gets paired with a simple seafood sauce as it’s often served here in the coastal regions […]