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a vintage aluminum pie tin filled with zested and juiced Sicilian Tarocco half blood oranges with a microplane filled with orange zest, an angular glass jar filled with blood orange sugar, empty orange halves stacked up in the back, with a whole orange on the left and a glass of carrot-colored orange juice on the right in a Venetian glass with polka dots on it and a tulip wide top.

Sicilian Blood Orange Sugar (Italian Sunshine in a Jar)

Whether you’re the type of person who doesn’t want to waste a single part of a really good ingredient, or you just want to add a little sunshine to your baking (or your minibar), this quick and easy blood orange sugar recipe takes less than 5 minutes to make. If you […]

a ladle in filled with asparagus bechamel in a white casserole dish with asparagus next to it on a cutting board

Italian Asparagus Béchamel Sauce (The Real Green Goddess)

If you love béchamel and are looking for an inspired take on this classic Italian white sauce, this is the recipe to make.  Not only does this sauce turn a beautiful spring green color, but it also tastes great and has a little more nutrient bang for the buck. This […]

deep red glistening prosciutto sugo pasta sauce in a navy blue Silit Brand braising pan looking so scrumptious you just want to take a big bite of it!

Prosciutto Sugo (4-Ingredient Italian Pork Tomato Sauce)

If you need a quick, easy (and really delicious) pasta sauce to feed yourself (or the whole family) at a moment’s notice, this Prosciutto Sugo tomato sauce is the perfect recipe.  It’s one of the simplest sauces to make and the ingredients (or similar ones) you may already have on […]

Strawberry Jam Sauce in a spoon

How to Make The Best 15-Minute Homemade Strawberry Jam Sauce

This quick and easy homemade strawberry jam sauce is a perfect way to top all your favorite cheesecakes, pancakes, french toast, strawberry shortcakes, scones, and ice cream sundaes.  I’ve been making this homemade strawberry sauce for as long as I can remember because it’s delicious and there’s just about no […]

Biting at the Bit's Colomba French Toast

Mama Colomba French Toast (Vanilla Bean Custard French Toast)

This favorite brunch French toast recipe starts with delicious homemade Italian Colomba bread soaked in a silky smooth vanilla bean custard that’s topped off with pure maple syrup, a sweet homemade strawberry jam sauce, crunchy toasted pecans, butter, and a drizzle of pistachio cream. It’s delicious. Whether you make your own […]

a beautifully almond covered crackly glazed top with white sugar logs (known as candita) on top

How to Make Italian Easter Bread From Scratch (Colomba Pasquale)

This homemade sweet artisanal Italian Easter Dove bread is a recipe that needs a little extra time and effort to make. This Italian dessert bread is special because it takes hours to make and develop its beautiful weblike gluten structure. For this authentic Colomba yeast bread recipe, I’ve made it […]

shrimp pasta in red sauce piled high on top of triangular spaghetti noodles in a white pasta bowl

Triple Shrimp Trighetto Pasta (Creamy Shrimp Pasta)

This shrimp pasta is delicious and quick to make! It takes less than 30 minutes to pull off from start to finish. And it only uses 7 ingredients (not counting salt of course). Fresh sweet Datterino tomatoes, plump local Mediterranean shrimp, and a new pasta shape make this a new […]

spaghetti carbonara plated in a white pasta bowl with rectangular pieces of beautifully browned pancetta throughout

Spaghetti alla Carbonara (Cook Pasta Like A Roman)

We LOVE this pasta! It’s not only one of Italy’s favorites, but it’s also a favorite worldwide, and believe it or not, its origin seems to have a very humble American beginning. It’s a creamy dreamy pasta filled with crispy, chewy bits of pancetta or guanciale, lots of Pecorino cheese, […]

Purple blueberry muffin batter in foil cupcake liners in a muffin tin covered with crunchy sugar crumb topping just before baking.

Very Berry Frutti di Bosco Muffins w/Crackle Top

These very purple very berry muffins not only look pretty, but they taste amazing. Super tender crumb, with crunchy-sugary tops, eat them warm, room temperature, or cold — it makes no difference. And these berry-filled sweet treats only seem to get better with time. Unlike a lot of baked goods, […]

three perfectly cooked fork-tender ribs on a plate

Hoisin Garlic-Ginger Oven-Braised Pork Ribs

These oven-braised pork ribs are packed full of flavor with hints of garlic, ginger, hoisin, and soy sauce taking the lead. You don’t need a grill to make great ribs. In fact, you can use your oven as we have for this recipe, or throw them into the slow cooker […]

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Extra Crispy Fried Chicken Tender Crispers (crunchiest ever)

This easy, extra-crispy beer-battered fried chicken tender recipe makes the crispiest, lightest batter-dipped fried chicken ever. In fact, it’s so crispy that when you tap on the tenders with the back of a spoon, it actually sounds like you’re tapping on glass (see the video below).  And we think it’s […]

a tender cooked and slightly curled fresh lobster tail sitting in a pasta bowl of clarified butter

Delicious 4-Minute Lobster Tails (for one or a crowd)

Ever wonder how to cook lobster tails? Well, look no further because this is the quickest and best lobster tail recipe to make any time of year. If you can boil an egg, you can cook this lobster (and impress anyone who eats it). Tender lobster tails are perfectly cooked […]

Light and Crispy Fried Wild Gulf Coast + Argentine Red Shrimp

tips + tricks When working with any kind of “breading station”, always keep one hand dry and use the other hand for working with wet ingredients.  This helps you avoid getting clumps of wet, gummy flour all over your hands. Be sure your oil is not too hot or the […]