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Nibbles + Bits

Morsels, mouthfuls, nibbles, tastes, or tidbits — Whatever you like to call them, they’re one of our favorite elements of any meal.  Whether it’s to open the palate or get you excited for the rest of the meal, appetizers are a great way to wow your tastebuds (or your guests). Here you’ll find our best bite-sized and shareable nibbles and bits to start any meal off with the right bite!

pizza fritte with burrata, black olives, sun dried tomatoes, and prosciutto di Parma on top

How to Make Italian Pizza Fritte (Pizzonte Frittelle Abruzzese aka Fried Pizza)

Abruzzo Frittella (or pizz’onta as it’s called in dialect) is the best fried pizza you’ve likely never had. This sneaky good crispy-on-the-outside, super soft, and puffy-on-the-inside fried pizza is delicious. In fact, I can say it’s one of the best breads I’ve probably ever eaten. Golden brown shallow-fried dough sprinkled with […]

shallow oval ramekin dish with hot golden brown bubbly spinach artichoke dip with a single artichoke heart in the middle.

Best Spinach Artichoke Dip (The Ultimate Hot & Creamy Party Dip)

This oven-baked easy spinach artichoke dip recipe is creamy, melty, and chock full of artichokes and spinach. It’s ready in about 35 minutes, making this the ultimate hot party dip that’s just as good for game night as it is for your holiday parties and Sunday suppers. Plus, you can […]

sliced magenta-pink colored red onions in a vinegar based brine inside a stainless steel pot with a sealed Mason jar to the left holding freshly pickled julienned carrot slices

Smoky Quick Pickled Red Onions (refrigerator pickles)

These pickled red onions add a delicious crunchy smokiness to all kinds of dishes and they’re incredibly simple to make (especially perfect for beginner picklers). Seriously tasty and ready in minutes they’re the best sour crunchy pickle toppers for homemade bacon-wrapped or grilled hotdogs, cheeseburgers, veggie burgers, tacos, Cubano sandwiches, […]

super thin and crispy homemade potato chips on a white paper towel in the sunlight

Super Crispy Easy Homemade Potato Chips

This easy recipe for crispy homemade potato chips is the best! So light, and fried just right they make a perfect salty snack or side to your favorite sandwich or afternoon aperitivo. All that’s standing in between you and these artisan-style chips, is a couple of potatoes, a little frying […]

cantaloupe wedges draped and wrapped with beautifully soft and luscious paper-thin sheets of prosciutto di parma on a marble round platter in the sunlight with a view of Italy in the background

Prosciutto e Melone (Italian Ham + Cantaloupe)

If you love sweet ripe melons and Prosciutto di Parma in all its soft, buttery, salty porky goodness, this is the quickest and easiest 2-ingredient dish to make right now! No cooking required, just a few quick slices and scoops and it’s ready in 5 minutes! We love prosciutto-wrapped anything […]

two lines of alternating tomato and mozzarella slices drizzled with bright green olive oil, sea salt and sprinkled with baby leaves of basi.

How to Make Italian Caprese Salad (l’insalata Caprese)

This Caprese salad is simple, delicious, and takes five minutes to pull together for a quick appetizer or meal.  Just add a little bread and it turns lunch or dinner into something light, healthy, and totally satisfying. The key to a good Caprese salad is the ingredients — use the […]