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Boiled gnocchi tossed in a sage and extra virgin olive oil sauce and sprinkled with grated Grana Padano cheese creating a very light gnocchi sauce.

Toothsome Italian Potato Gnocchi (With Video)

You can find gnocchi on menus just about everywhere here in Italy — light, tender, toothsome, pillowy potato pasta dumplings! But making homemade gnocchi is incredibly simple and costs next to nothing (which is exactly why you should make your own). To make this potato gnocchi, you only need 3 basic […]

top down view into a jar of orange-red colored homemade strawberry-nectarine-apricot jam.

30-Minute Strawberry-Apricot-Nectarine Jam (Without Pectin)

If you love strawberry jam as much as we do and are just getting into learning how to make homemade jam, this unique fresh summer fruit jam recipe is for you! This isn’t just any strawberry preserves recipe, it also includes nectarines and fresh apricots to give it an almost […]

00 flour perfect pizza dough with pizza toppings (homemade pizza sauce, mozzarella, mozzarella di bufula)

Best Thick-Crust Pizza Dough Recipe (Using 00 Flour)

This crispy and tender easy thick-crust pizza dough recipe is made using our favorite 00 flour pizza dough recipe and it makes the best thick-crust pizza! We’re surrounded by delicious pizza here in Italy, but we also make homemade pizza at least once a month (sometimes more often) because it’s […]

top down view into a mason canning jar filled with pizza sauce from scratch.

Easy Homemade Pizza Sauce Recipe (With Video)

This pizza sauce recipe uses just 4 ingredients (plus salt) and is so simple to make you won’t ever need to buy store-bought pizza sauce again. In fact, this is the best pizza sauce recipe ever for any kind of homemade pizza (except, of course, Neapolitan pizza and classic Italian […]

Crispy Greek Salad on an oval platter.

Greek Salad (Easy 15-Minute Salad With Video)

This Greek salad recipe is so easy and delicious we eat it all year long, not just in the summer months! With just 8 ingredients (one of which is a ‘secret flavor bomb’ add-on) plus a simple homemade Greek dressing, this healthy salad recipe ticks off all the right boxes […]

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 — 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 from […]

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 […]

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.

Spinach Pasta Dough (Using Twice-Milled Semolina Flour)

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

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

Spicy Chili Oil 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 […]

Har Gow dumplings drizzled with homemade sichuan crispy chili oil.

Har Gow Shrimp Dumplings 虾饺 (The Ultimate Guide with Video)

This har gow recipe with its juicy shrimp filling and translucent dumpling wrappers is the queen of all dumplings and it’s easier than ever to make! Crystal shrimp dumplings can be found at dim sum parlors around the world from Maxim’s Palace in Hong Kong (so delicious!) or Nom Wah […]