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Delicious and (mostly) healthy made-from-scratch recipes to inspire more time around your dinner table with family and friends!


 

Sliced Super crispy homemade sausage and onion pizza just taken out of the oven.

Best Thin-Crust Pizza Dough Recipe (Using Bread Flour)

This easy bread flour pizza dough recipe uses just 6 simple ingredients (5 if you omit the sugar, but read on to find out what difference it makes ). This thin homemade pizza crust is one of the best reasons to keep bread flour on hand and skip delivery! Adapted […]

Super crispy sliced whole wheat Supreme pizza with green olives, spicy ventricina salami, salsiccia, prosciutto cotto, mushrooms, red bell peppers, and onions.

Best Whole Wheat Pizza Dough Recipe (For Thin Crust Pizza)

Adapted from my 00 flour pizza dough recipe, this easy whole wheat pizza dough comes together with 6 simple ingredients (5 if you omit the sugar). And it makes a perfect light and crispy thin-crust pizza that bakes up in just 8 minutes every time. In fact, this is one […]

Homemade thin crust pizza with pioppini mushrooms, salame piccante (like spicy pepperonit but larger and way better tasting), halved large shallots, mozzarella and bufula mozzarella and prosciutto cotto (Italian ham)

Ultimate Thin-Crust 00 Flour Pizza Dough Recipe

Living in Italy has its perks — one of them being that we can order delicious pizza pretty much anytime we want. But even with this tasty option, we make a lot of homemade pizza including this easy 6-ingredient 00 flour pizza dough which is one of our favorite recipes […]

a pasta bowl filled with lightly creamy mushroom pasta sprinkled with grated Grana Padano

Easy Creamy Pioppini Mushroom Pasta (Pasta con Funghi e Panna)

This is the best light and creamy mushroom pasta recipe! Creamy garlic mushroom sauce gets its delicious forest flavor and perfectly “meaty” texture from one of our favorite stars of the fungi family — Italian Velvet Pioppini mushrooms. And this easy pasta is ready in less than 30 minutes. Earthy, […]

Strawberry cheesecake dotted with homemade strawberry jam dotting the top and baked in

Easy All-Natural Strawberry Cheesecake with Biscoff Crust

This is one of the best all-natural strawberry cheesecake recipes out there — no fake red food coloring, no fake strawberry flavor (not even an all-natural strawberry extract was used). Instead, delicious strawberries (frozen or fresh) treated in the just right way do all the heavy lifting flavor-wise. Tangy cream […]

pink with pink-dusted marshmallows "drops" surrounding a pink marshmallow bunny head in the middle

How to Make Homemade Peep’ish Peeps (No Corn Syrup)

If you’re here searching for a really beautiful recipe for perfectly piped homemade peeps, go ahead and exit right now. I’ve been making homemade marshmallows for years, but this year I wanted to try my hand at piping out homemade peeps. Holy crap — don’t do it, or do it, […]

Baked and cooled strawberry cheesecake crostata di marmellata dessert

Best Ever All-Natural Strawberry Cheesecake Crostata

If you love homemade strawberry cheesecake and Italian crostata di marmellata (jam tart), this is the perfect springtime dessert to make right now. One part strawberry cheesecake and one part Italian strawberry crostata, this easy dessert is a definite crowd-pleaser. There are 3 components: “pasta frolla” which is a very […]

closeup of 5 corn tortilla steak tacos in a round cake pan held up by each other and topped with salsa, jalapeños, and cilantro

The Best Way to Save and Repurpose Overcooked Steak (Tacos)

There are usually a couple of reasons you may have ended up with an overcooked steak — Maybe you’re new to grilling or pan-searing steaks at home and you cooked it a little too long (or way too long), or you went out for dinner and your rare or mid-rare […]

homemade spinach pasta rolled out and a zigzag-edged square lying on a cutting board with a mound of ricotto, Parmigiano-reggiano, and spicy salami filling in the center

Best Spinach Pasta Dough (Using Twice-Milled Semolina Flour)

If you’ve ever wondered how to make green pasta this is the recipe for you! Homemade spinach pasta is easy to make and uses just 4 ingredients –twice-milled semolina flour (semolina rimacinata), eggs, and a bit of extra virgin olive oil. This pasta dough recipe makes the best,  chewy spinach […]

wonton chip in a shallow dip ramekin with Spicy Sichuan Party Dip drizzled with Sichuan chili oil

Spicy Sichuan Gold Cream Cheese Dip (w/Homemade Wonton Chips)

This spicy Sichuan party dip has everything we love about our favorite Chengdunese wontons in chili oil except in a totally unexpected creamy, spicy, crunchy dip that’s perfect for scooping up with homemade crispy-fried wonton chips (or any chips!) or crudité. I like to call this stuff Sichuan gold because […]

plump crystal shrimp dumplings drizzled with homemade sichuan crispy chili oil

Dim Sum Har Gow Shrimp Dumplings (虾饺) (The Ultimate Guide)

This easy steamed crystal dumplings recipe (also called xiā jiǎo or har gow) with its juicy shrimp filling and beautifully translucent wrappers is the queen of dumplings. They can be found at classic dim sum parlors around the world from Maxim’s Palace in Hong Kong (so delicious!) or Nom Wah […]

a spoon full of homemade strawberry jam being taken out of the widemouth mason Ball jar

Easy 30-Minute No-Pectin Strawberry Jam (With Video)

This quick and easy homemade strawberry jam recipe (aka strawberry freezer jam) is delicious! It tastes as good slathered toast as it does drizzled over ice cream or used as a strawberry cheesecake topping. And it’s what I use to make one of our all-time favorite strawberry desserts — Italian […]

a golden brown lattice-topped strawberry crostata di marmellata with scallop cutouts on top of the lattice and a piece removed from the pie tin

Easy Italian Strawberry Crostata (Crostata di Marmellata di Fragole)

This super delicious Italian strawberry crostata recipe is one of our favorite desserts to eat (or buy from our local pasticceria. But it’s so easy to make you don’t have to live in Italy to enjoy it! In fact, this strawberry dessert is an excellent recipe for beginner bakers and […]

a tray filled with rows of homemade raw tortellini

Authentic Homemade Italian Tortellini (Tortellini in Brodo)

This homemade tortellini recipe is 100% made from scratch and it’s easier to prepare than you might think (especially filling and folding them). “Tortellini in brodo” or little meat and cheese stuffed pasta cooked in homemade broth is one of Bologna Italy’s most iconic pasta dishes along with Bolognese ragù, […]