Italian Cannoli Pastry

Wednesday, March 31, 2021
Italian Cannoli is one of our favorite pastries ever invented and of course, everyone will tell you they make the best, just like I will tell you now, this is my mom's recipe and she made the best!

The creamy filling of mascarpone and ricotta is just an addicting confection you just want to grab a spoon and keep eating.

Although you can buy premade cannoli shells, we always made our own and my step-by-step instructions will certainly take any doubts in your mind that there is anything hard about them, easy but you have to have the right tools.

This tubular fried crust then filled with this smooth rich delectable cheese filling inside is incredible.

The cylinder tubes can be found online, you can get them at a specialty shop for baking also.

The cylinders are a must-have to make these, some folks do a pizzelle maker but if I am going to only make these once a year on Easter, they're going into hot oil like the original way mom made them.

We love cannoli and I make a fabulous Cannoli Pie Cannoli Mousse, Cannoli Ice Cream, Cannoli Tarts, and of course a fabulous modern-day Cannoli Dip.

I'm not going to lie, this is a bit time-consuming but every Easter it's a tradition to make these pastries and there is no way I would want to disappoint my family, so beware, you will be starting your own tradition with these they're so delicious.

Scroll down to the printable recipe card and give it a try and message me with any questions or concerns, please read my tips they will help immensely.


Easy Easter Egg Bread

Monday, March 29, 2021
This is an easy Easter bread we make just about every year, it is a foolproof recipe that comes delicious every time.

The reason I call this easy, it really doesn't require much kneading, just add to the mixer until the dough is fully mixed and let it rise or refrigerate it until ready to use.

We love this bread toasted or just drizzle with powdered sugar icing and sprinkles, nothing complicated at all about this recipe.

I love simple bread recipes like this one they're so much easier then having to knead it for a long period of time it just has to be mixed well and preferably with an industrial mixer.

We also love no-knead french bread or pizza dough that I make often, and now it's so super simple even the kids can make it.

This bread is traditionally made with anise extract and what our Italian family loves in flavor, however, you can use lemon, orange, or even just vanilla if you desire.

Scroll down to the printable recipe card at the bottom to see the simple pantry ingredients and instructions.


Prosciutto Asparagus Spirals

Sunday, March 28, 2021
Prosciutto Asparagus Spirals are delicious asparagus spears wrapped in puff pastry filled with cream cheese, and prosciutto turned into a super-easy elegant appetizer for any meal.

I love stocking up on asparagus when I see a sale and trying easy recipes on how to make it different every time, this is a keeper and one of our favorites.

If you like making tasty impressive appetizers, this one will fly off your serving platter first even for non-asparagus eaters.

Everyone loves the flaky crunchy pastry on the outside sprinkles with herbs then topped with some cheese, which makes these totally addicting in flavor.

This is one of those love-hate relationship vegetables but making this simple recipe just may get that picky eater asparagus this way is great!

These take very little time to make will be tasty with any dish you serve at any holiday or entertaining get-together.

If you looking for a great assortment of appetizers to make try our 30 Appetizers and Side Dishes there's something for everyone there!

Scroll down and check out these easy step-by-step instructions and the printable recipe card is at the end.

this is a wrapped asparagus spear in phyllo dough appetizer


Sugar Cookie Mix Truffles

Saturday, March 27, 2021
If you love the taste of freshly baked Sugar Cookies, then by using this easy cookie mix you're going to love them transformed into a candy truffle dipped in chocolate.

This easy confection is made up of baked sugar cookies, cream cheese then covered in either white. milk or dark chocolate.

These are so simple to make and look like they came from a professional candy store and seriously addicting in flavor.

So easy that even small children can help mold them and it's a fun family in the kitchen project for any holiday or special occasion.

The cookies are baked to package instructions, cooled then made into crumbs, so these aren't a no-bake confection.

These really make great gifts around the holiday and are a nice addition to those who are cookie lovers.

The dough is so versatile because just by adding colorful sprinkles or molding the dough into creative shapes they can be made to any theme or party function quickly.

We made these with pastel sprinkles and nonpareils for Easter then red and green for Christmas, then Patriotic for the 4th of July in red, white, and blue sprinkles then green for St. Patrick's Day.

If you creative food recipes try some others we love like our Italian Easter Desserts and Fun Recipes all decadently delicious or No-Bake Buckeye Bars that are also super simple to make.

Check out our tips and suggestions and scroll to the bottom for these printable instructions

This is a glass Lenox tray on a pedestal of sugar cookies made into truffle candy cookie dough with pastel sprinkles on a melted dipped dry chocolate. The truffles are egg shapes for Easter


Homemade Italian Breadsticks

Friday, March 26, 2021
If you've ever eaten at a 5-star Italian restaurant then you'll remember those crunchy, garlicky herb coated or plain breadsticks that are addicting so today we are making these divine easy breadsticks at home to prove that baking yeast dough from scratch is so much better.

The crunchy outside and pillowy soft inside make these irresistible not to mention our recipe for an addicting and "Ridiculously Delicious Dipping Oil " (see recipe below).

These are perfect for any meal, plus they're a  great delicious addition to any entertaining around the holidays or even game-day get-togethers also.

I can easily make a whole meal out of these served with a little melted mozzarella cheese on top then dipped in our freshly made dipping sauce or marinara sauce on the side, bread is definitely my guilty pleasure.

Any time I make these, they're gone so fast I usually only get to eat one, so I will give you a fair warning to "make a double batch"!

If you love bread like I do you may also want to try some other easy recipes like our No-Knead Bread and Zucchini Bread Sticks both two more favorites!

This breadstick recipe is super easy to make and can be made in any shape you like, twists, sticks, pretzel-shaped, circles, just get creative and have some fun the dough is easy to work with.

Just scroll all the way down to get these printable recipes for both the Italian Breadsticks and the Ridiculously Delicious Dipping Oil.

these are an authentic twisted Italian herb and cheese crusted breadstick


Cajun Shrimp or Chicken Topped Salad

Thursday, March 25, 2021
These shrimp or chicken are a taste of Mardi Gras style with the crispy coating cajun seasoning.

I also adapted this recipe with the addition of  Italian herbs that made it just a little bit more spectacular in flavor.

This has a light panko breadcrumb coating and fried to perfection.

We also have substitutions for adapting the recipe due to seafood allergies using your favorite boneless meats.

If you love spicy foods and summer assorted green salads, you will love the addition of this super easy delicious shrimp on top.

For a change try our delicious Cajun Style Rice as a side dish that we love!

Scroll down to get this easily printable recipe with step-by-step instructions.

this is cajun shrimp fried on top of  fancy salad greens


Shrimp Fra Diavolo

Wednesday, March 24, 2021
Fra diavolo (which in Italian is referred to as "brother devil") is a spicy tomato sauce for pasta or seafood, made with crushed red pepper, garlic, and fresh herbs like parsley and basil.

The spicy shrimp is a wonderful heat for those who love Italian red pepper and compliments this dish perfectly seasoned to the heat.

This dish can be made with fresh tomatoes or canned, even jarred marinara sauce, today everything is made from scratch in the recipe the same as I grew up on in the 1970s and mom's recipe.

The recipe is simplified with a few adaptions with the shrimp be grilled on the barbecue or with the original recipe indoors in a cast-iron skillet.

All these instructions are below with both simple ways to make shrimp diavolo perfect for any pasta you choose to top them with.

If you love shrimp you may also like to try our Scampi or Alfredo sauce recipe both delicious with any seafood you make.

Another alternative would be to add meat instead of seafood which of course is being over-the-top creative and a whole different recipe, but that's how recipes are born right?

The quick-cooking tomato sauce compliments the shrimp and this pasta dish.

For these delicious scroll down to the printable recipe card at the end of the post.

this is a spicy shrimp with marinara sauce and pasta


Easy Baked Fruit Biscuits

Tuesday, March 23, 2021
If you're looking for a quick dessert these Baked Fruit Biscuits made with 4 or 5 ingredients are going to be your new favorite recipe.

Simple refrigerator biscuits are the star of this simple recipe using fresh fruits, butter, brown sugar, and cinnamon.

These can be on top of fresh fruits or even pie filling then garnished with whipped cream or ice cream.

There are so many possibilities to add to these refrigerator biscuits that you can have a new dessert every day of the week with my suggestions below.

If you love easy, quick desserts you may also like to try my Strawberry Mug Shortcake recipe or my 3 Ingredient Dump Cake.

This dough can be wrapped around fruits, used on top of baked fruits in a casserole or muffin tin.

Any filling will work whether it's fresh fruits or a pie filling.

These are so easy even the kids can make them with you and a fun family treat.

Just scroll down the recipe card for these easy printable instructions

this is a simple refrigerator biscuit filled with fruit and baked for a dessert on a lenox china plate topped with whipped cream


Holiday Peanut Butter Chocolate Candy

Monday, March 22, 2021
Making homemade candy-like these Peanut Butter Chocolate-shaped eggs or hearts are a quick delicious addition for any party or holiday.

Over the years I have also tried substituting homemade sunflower butter or you can use pumpkin seed butter for peanut butter allergies and it's so heartwarming to ensure everyone is safe and happy.

You'll find a recipe for sunflower seed butter to substitute for peanut butter recipe in the recipe card below!

The candy is not only delicious it's super easy to make and just 5 ingredients unless you want to roll them in pretty sprinkles or nuts which is totally optional.

The kids love helping also since these can be shaped into molds, by hand in hearts or egg shapes, so Easter, Christmas, and Valentine's Day are always super special making these together.

Everyone loves the peanut butter and chocolate combination and these even freeze well so you can make them ahead of time.

Using white chocolate can even be tinted the color to match the theme of a party your making these for, I even did them for a gender reveal party.

Just tint white chocolate to the holiday theme or use dark chocolate and add colored sugars to match your theme.

For these instructions, scroll down to the printable recipe card and print off this easy candy recipe!

holiday candy made with peanut butter that are shaped into footballs, balls, hearts with sprinkles


Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Poke Cake

Sunday, March 21, 2021
If you have a peanut butter lover in your life this is going to absolutely make them fall in love with Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Poke cake.

The creamy peanut butter topping and chocolate hot fudge is an absolutely addicting combination for any chocolate and peanut butter fan.

I seriously thought it was going to be too sweet using hot fudge and sweetened condensed milk but the whipped topping or cream really makes it just the right sweetness.

This cake didn't last long and as filling as it was you just can't stop eating it.

I am not even sure what ever loved most the cake of the topping it's just so delicious.

We have step-by-step photos so your cake will be a total success with our easy instructions.

We just love easy recipes like this one starting with a cake mix you may also like to try our Carrot Cake that's taste like scratch cake or our Blueberry Cake Mix Cake.

For this, super easy chocolate peanut butter decadent dessert recipe, just scroll down to the printable recipe card.

This is a peanut butter creamy topped chocolate cake with peanut butter crumbles on top on a white plate with two small mini candy peanut butter cups and a fork


Grilled Ham Steak with Pineapple

Saturday, March 20, 2021
Here is an easy weeknight meal that so simple and made in less than 30 minutes using Ham Steak.

This Grilled Ham Steak with Pineapple is simply grilled, with a sweet topping of fruit done in around 20 minutes.

Just about any side dish will go perfectly with ham from sweet twice baked potatoes to simple mashed potatoes,  canned or cob corn, and maybe just open a can of cowboy baked beans.

If you are always in a hurry and want something different and tropical on your table and look amazing, this is it, especially if you have ham lovers in your home like we do.

The side dishes are endless on what you can serve alongside, here is a nice roundup of recipes to choose from my Best Side Dish Recipes.

If you love ham and need to feed a crowd doesn't miss trying our Honey Glazed Spiral Ham recipe.

Another great advantage to using ham steaks instead of making a full-sized whole ham this is just the right size for two, or one (like for my husband and I), especially if it's a holiday it's perfect for our Easter dinner and this is my go-to recipe.

Scroll down to the printable recipe card for this easy recipe for the ham steak grilled to perfection.

this is a ham steak with a pineapple glaze grilled with a cherry on top


Dad's Old Fashioned Italian Home Fries

Friday, March 19, 2021
Growing up this was a typical side dish for breakfast, lunch or dinner and the best ever Old Fashioned Italian Home Fries I ever had that Dad made.

Dad usually was in charge of making home fries because he really made the best.

The recipe can be different every time you make these home fries with some additions added depending on what time of day it was.

Just by adding a few simple ingredients, Dad somehow turned an ordinary potato into an addicting crunchy wonderful spud.

If you're a big potato fan don't miss trying my Salt and Vinegar Potato Recipes or my German Style Potato Salad Recipe both family favorites!

Scroll down to the recipe card to print these delicious how-to make the best home fries you ever tasted!

this is a pan of oil sizzling home fried potatoes with Italian seasonings


Corn Dog Muffins

Thursday, March 18, 2021
A fun cupcake-style Corn Dog Muffin that has a big delicious surprise in the middle that is super easy to make and fun to eat.

If you've ever been to a small-town festival, these are usually one of the first menu items to be out of, corn dogs on a stick are very popular especially in the Southern states.

This popular stick food is almost always found at State Fairs, feasts, and perfect for outdoor picnic parties, and now we found an easy way to make them at home and so simple.

These tender corn muffins coat a delicious piece of kielbasa or hotdog, and with a few adaptions, you can add just about anything else you prefer in the middle the recipe is so versatile!

If you want to even get a true corn dog experience just add a half skewer or small popsicle stick in the center for an easy-to-eat cupcake-style corn dog.

If you're a cornbread lover you may also like to try our Easy Classic Cornbread recipe or our Broccoli Cheese Cornbread both equally yummy!

Scroll through to the bottom for the homemade scratch recipe and check out my meat filling suggestions.

these are muffins with kielbasa in the middle that are baked with corn bread on the outside


Guinness Reuben Brats or Hotdogs

Wednesday, March 17, 2021
Guinness Reuben Brats or Hotdogs (actually any kinds sausages are great), take on the flavors of the classic Reuben Corned Beef Sandwich and this is how to make the BEST REUBEN DOG EVER!!

The bun is filled with all the same ingredients except for the sausage and bread and commonly referred to as a Poor Mans Reuben Dog.

What I love about this meal is the wonderful same toppings that also compliment a regular hotdog, brats, or kielbasa and all kinds of sausages you like.

Plus these are available anytime and cook up quickly anytime for indoor/outdoor grilling and perfect for a St. Patrick's Day celebrations.

If you're searching for delicious recipesfor St. Patrick's Day to celebrate with, this is made in less than 30 minutes once you gather these simple ingredients.

These sausages are loaded up with sauerkraut. Swiss cheese, Thousand Island dressing all in a neat bun, or you can fold them into a large slice of rye bread for even a closer flavor to orignal style classic Reuben recipe.

If you're looking for easy quick delicious change to that classic sandwich, try this out, it's really delicious.

Scroll down to our printable recipe card and check out other cooking methods and other meat suggestions!


Simple Reuben Sandwich

Tuesday, March 16, 2021
Simple Reuben Sandwiches is a classic and for good reason, corned beef, Swiss, sauerkraut, and dressing and always on rye bread that's grilled to perfection, and the original sandwich is said to have been created back in the early 1900s!

You can either start from scratch and make them from a slow-cooked corned beef roast or use a thinly sliced deli corn beef which is great in a pinch.

If you're searching for delicious recipes for St. Patrick's Day to celebrate with, this is made in less than 30 minutes once you gather these simple ingredients.

We love this sandwich all year long and especially after we have slow-cooked our Corned Beef in Guinness Beer, which truly makes the best tasting Reuben sandwiches.

Try this Reuben sandwich recipe, is easy to make, thick and hearty, and flavorful, just scroll down to our printable recipe for the complete instructions on how to make the best Reuben sandwich ever!

Delicious rye bread with sauerkraut swiss cheese, thousand island dressing corned beef grilled


Best Slow Cooker Guinness Chili

Monday, March 15, 2021
This Best Slow Cooker Guinness Chili really will be the last style chili you may ever make it's really that good!

Hearty chunks of peppers, tomatoes, and delicious beef make this a comforting bowl to remember simmered in Guinness dark beer.

What's great about this chili, is it can be made on the stovetop, instant pot, slow cooker of course, and even in a beautiful Le Creuset cast-iron dutch oven baked!

Really just a matter of a few different settings using the same ingredients and this chili can be not only tasty but super easy to make.

We love making this Guinness Chili for St. Patrick's Day celebrations but it's great all year long and the perfect comfort food anytime!

Just scroll down to the printable recipe card for the recipe, and read my helpful suggestions and tips before you make your chili.

this is a crock of Guinness beer chili con carne in a red ceramic pot


Colcannon Potatoes with Guinness Gravy

Sunday, March 14, 2021
If you've never heard of Colcannon Potatoes with Guinness Gravy, this is the easiest recipe on how to make them in your own kitchens!

There are a few theories where these delicious spuds began making their appearance. 

Many historians have written these were invented somewhere in the 1700s in Ireland but unclear who first introduced these tasty chunky-style potatoes.

During the 1600 and 1700s throughout  Europe and Ireland, potatoes, cabbage, and leeks were considered peasant food, and easy to see where these ingredients would be used altogether.

Guinness beer has also been around since the 1700s, and there is very little documentation on where the gravy was introduced, but many diners served a beer-style gravy as the years evolved with many adaptions to this popular recipe.

Colcannon potatoes are super easy to make and if you celebrate St. Patrick's Day at any Irish pub, these are most often seen on the menu.

Scroll down to this super easy recipe on how to make these delicious Irish Smashed potatoes with Guinness gravy in a printable recipe card.

this is a dish of colcannon potatoes with Irish Guinness beer gravy puddled in the middle


Baked Crack Chicken Breasts

Saturday, March 13, 2021
Baked Crack Chicken Breasts also has another familiar name (that's popular all over the net)named Ranch Bacon Chicken Breasts and you may be asking why it's called crack chicken.

This chicken dish is a super creamy ranch in flavor topped with crispy bacon and totally smothered with lots of melted cheese.

The chicken is moist bursting with fabulous flavors, its melt in your mouth tender, quite addicting, hence where that name came from being called "Crack Chicken" and we can see why.

Recently I also switched off and even tried this recipe with blue cheese, bacon, and cheddar since that's how I love my chicken, and actually this way was a huge hit also.

This recipe is so easy and perfect for a family dinner or even feeding a weekend get-together.

If you're a huge chicken fan and looking for great new recipes you will need to try this one, it's so delicious.

You may also like to try our Chicken or Pork Lombardy which is a wine-based chicken with mushrooms and also loaded with melted cheese or our Mississippi London Broil recipe for two easy delicious meals.

Scroll down to get this easily printable recipe to get started on this family-loved chicken recipe.

this is a ranch flavored baked chicken breast with bacon and melted cheeses


Pasta Primavera Two Ways

Friday, March 12, 2021
Here are two recipes for Pasta Primavera, the original 1975 version with a cream sauce and the other with an Italian tomato sauce which is photographed here in this post.

In Italian, primavera means "Spring", a fresh-tasting pasta that can keep that time of year every time you make it, anytime.

Back in 1975, Sirio Maccioni wanted to come up with new recipes with his two top chefs for his restaurant establishments and that's where it is said Pasta Primavera was invented.

His recipes would include a combination of beans or peas, with asparagus and the cream sauce over a medium-sized noodle like tagliatelle.

The recipe he made was said to be mixed with butter, cream, and cheese with vegetables and pasta so either one you like is below in the recipe card.

Through the years, it has been adapted in many ways, today's style is with tomato sauce in the photos, we also have tried pasta with these two sauces Scampi or Alfredo sauce recipe both delicious.

Another alternative would be to add meat or several other kinds of vegetables for those who want a hearty meal.

The herb slow-simmered tomato sauce compliments the vegetables and enhances their flavor.

For these delicious style recipes for Pasta Primavera, scroll down to the printable recipe card at the end of the post.

this is a pasta with all fresh vegetables on top with grated romano cheese this dish is call pasta primavera


Easy Bolognese Sauce

Thursday, March 11, 2021
This bolognese sauce also referred to as "Italian Ragu" dates all the way back to the 18th with French cooks making a stew but the earliest documented was from a chef in Bologna called Alberto Alivisi and was served with pasta.

The tomato sauce is rich with meat and simmered slowly for a few hours and a topping for your favorite pasta dish.

Over the years it's been recreated several times and adapted to individual taste and added to baked lasagna, baked ziti, or other baked pasta recipes.

This sauce freezes well and can be used in so many other ways soups, stews, casseroles, and making large batches come in really handy in a pinch.

We have also many cooking methods for the busy cook, set it and forget in a slow cooker or instant pot.

Of course if your love Italian tomato sauce you may also like to try our Traditional Sunday Sauce, it's another vintage family recipe.

Scroll down to the easy recipe card to print off and don't forget to read all our tips and suggestions.

this is pasta with bolognese sauce on top and fresh basil


Buffalo Chicken Mac and Cheese

Wednesday, March 10, 2021
Here is a really tasty dish that turns ordinary pasta and chicken into a dreamy buffalo chicken mac and cheese casserole!

It's over the top creamy cheesy with chicken and hot sauce.

This is our go-to recipe when we have leftover roasted chicken and wish for chicken wings.

I really love this dish using leftover chicken of any kind,  it makes this fast and easy to put together.

When you have the craving for hot wings this pasta casserole will fix that in a hurry it's so delicious.

Everyone loves it and it's a great side to take a long for picnics.

Just scroll down to our printable recipe card to get this easy chicken casserole recipe.

this is a casserole with buffalo chicken cheese and pasta


Tortilla Pinwheel Appetizers

Tuesday, March 9, 2021
These are going to be the easiest appetizer/orderve ever using tortilla wraps and making these mini rollup pinwheels!

I have fillings with Italian, Mexican, French ideas that will take care of every party member that loves something different, and they're made in minutes!

I use simple deli meats, shredded lettuce, favorite cheeses, and viola instant appetizer rolls sliced and perfect for any function, lunch, an appetizer for and any entertainment needs.

Of course, if you have creative ideas to use up leftovers, I would love to hear your ideas also, the possibilities are endless with fillings!

If you love making appetizers you may also like to try our 30 Appetizers and Side Dish roundup, something for everyone and all easy recipes to make.

These are also a big hit with my assortment fillings on Game Day or any holiday, especially using a coordinating color to match, spinach and tomato wraps are perfect for Christmas!

The fillings are all not only easy to make even the kids can help and a great learning experience in the kitchen.

One of my very favorites is an all-vegetarian wrap, my husband loves meat-filled the more the better, and leaves out the lettuce, again there is something for all your family's favorites here.

Scroll down to my printable recipe card I have many filling ideas for your next picnic, dinner party, or just a great snack for lunch!

this is a tortilla wrap with shredded mozzarella, pepperoni, peppers and olives


Pistachio Ambrosia

Monday, March 8, 2021
This dessert has so many names we call it Pistachio Ambrosia, it's also referred to as Watergate salad, Pistachio Delight or Shut the Gate salad, Green Goop, Green Goddess salad, Green Fluff, or Green Stuff.

There are also several stories of how this salad got its name from Kraft saying a food editor wrote about this but was never substantiated or found for sure.

Regardless the recipe was started somewhere in the midwest in the 1970s.

I love taking this to picnics and pot lucks and many times have just used vanilla instant pudding instead of pistachio for those who may have nut allergies and tinted it green or the theme of the party.

This popular whipped topping, fruit, and pudding dessert is always a big hit and of course, the kids go crazy over the mini marshmallows, (and the young at heart).

This basic recipe is great for baby /gender reveal parties since you can tint it to the color of plain vanilla pudding which makes a fun theme.

I make this more often in the summer months, I even tell the kids at a picnic it's a nonmelting delicious ice cream the little ones just love this but they don't like coconut so I leave it out.

Again a recipe is a guideline, change and adapt away, use fresh fruits, more marshmallows no nut more nuts, just get creative, it's the easiest dessert ever made in minutes.

If you love no-bake no-cook dessert you have to try my Strawberry Cream Pie made with fresh fruits, it's another adaptable recipe and so delicious.

Just scroll down the recipe card for these easy printable instructions

this is fluffy marshmallow dessert with pineapple, oranges, fruit cocktail, instant pudding and whipped cream


Pork Lombardy

Sunday, March 7, 2021
Pork Lombardy is boneless delicious tender pork with a lightly floured coating, drenched in a light sauce, then smothered with lots of melted cheese.

Over the years we have switched back and forth from chicken to pork as they are both fabulous meats to use for this dish.

Sauteed mushrooms with garlic white wine sauce is the character of lombardies robust flavors.

If you have ever had a problem with pork being dry, this is a no-fail moist fork-tender recipe.

If you're a pork fan like we are in our home you may also like our, Boscaiola Pork Sauce it's delicious and great over Italian bread, pasta, and rice.

If you need some side dish suggestions, try our Holiday Side Dish recipes, they're all perfect with pork.

Scroll down to get this easily printable recipe to get started on this super fabulous meal!

this is pork smothered in melted mozzarella and provolone with mushrooms in a wine sauce


English Muffin Pizza

Saturday, March 6, 2021
"English Muffin Pizza" is for busy hungry folks in a hurry. Have kids? On a budget?

If you answered yes to the above then continue reading over 10 versions and topping for the quickest pizza ever!

Well, guess what you have the quickest dinner ever!

When I was growing up, Mom called these poor mans pizzas, why?

Because it was inexpensive, our parents were on a strict budget, mom didn't work and us kids loved it.

Oh and by the way, the taste was fantastic, it's so easy to make and it didn't matter if you could cook or not!

The kids can even make these! You will be a hero for sure!

You can add their favorite toppings, they can be made in a air fryer or toaster oven!

You may also want to try our French Bread Pizza, it's always a big hit!

If you keep a few ingredients on hand they're the perfect after-school treat!

this is a pan of english muffin pizza with assorted topping melted cheese on tin foil baked


St. Joseph's Day Pastry Step by Step

Friday, March 5, 2021
St. Joseph's Day is celebrated on March 19th by making Baked Filled Pastries and Zeppole.

Those are just some of the special fritters, fried doughs, or donuts, made in expectations to celebrate The Feast of St. Joseph.

Here are just a few recipes to carry on this Neapolitan tradition in this recipe post today.

While relatively unknown to the non-Italian U.S. population, one city that widely celebrates this feast day is New Orleans.

Louisiana used to be a popular arrival port for Sicilians and at one point, the now French Quarters were known as “Little Palermo.” Celebrations occur, even to this day, with traditional foods and festivities.

Mom would remind us that we need to wear red that day for St. Joseph, the patron saint of Sicily and we all did as they still do in the parades.

There are several recipes that vary by years past and present that carry many names throughout the Regions of Italy and America.

Here are a few we have made and loved through the years in our Italian family to celebrate St. Joseph's Day.

Just scroll down to the recipe card to print off all versions from the Regions of Italy and America for these recipes.

these are puff pastries filled with cream


Orange Honey Glazed Roasted Chicken

Thursday, March 4, 2021
Orange Honey Glazed Roasted Chicken is the best-tasting roasted chicken I have ever had.

The sweet and savory orange sauce it make this roasted chicken moist and flavorful.

Easy to make, so fresh tasting, and even great the next day in stir-fried rice taking it off the bone but I doubt you will have leftovers!.

The aroma will make your mouth water while baking and sure to wow friends and family since it's certainly a show-stopping impressive bird for all your entertainment needs.

The side dishes are endless on what you can serve alongside, here is a nice roundup of recipes to choose from my Best Side Dish Recipes.

If you like a char broil like we do, after it's cooked I just broil it until it's nice and dark, under that skin is a moist delicious chicken bursting with robust orange flavors.

Scroll down to the printable recipe card for this roasted delightful easy orange honey-glazed chicken recipe.

this is an orange whole roasted chicken basted with honey and blood orange juice


Veal Milanese

Wednesday, March 3, 2021
Veal Milanese is a coated veal thin boneless scallopine style or can be made with a bone-in veal chop form coated and sauteed in butter..

The veal is seasoned in a flour and eggs batter coating then sauteed perfectly.

Of course, if you aren't fond of veal, you can use pork or chicken in its place to substitute and still get these delicious flavors.

This fork-tender veal is so tender and melts in your mouth in every bite.

ALthough can serve with a light side dish of sliced tomato Caprese Salad, we prefer a side of Pasta Aioli with Broccoli with our meal.

I loved the addition of red pepper flakes on top to give this dish a little heat also, not in the authentic recipe.

If you love easy stovetop meals like this one, check out our 15 One Pan Easy Meal Recipes.

Scroll down to get this easily printable recipe!

this is a veal with lemon on top fried in butter


Italian Salsa

Tuesday, March 2, 2021
Italian-style salsa is a favorite appetizer in our home.

The salsa is not only a great dip with your favorite bread, it's a perfect garnish for meats and seafood.

This is packed with fresh vegetables, herbs, and spices and great for a health-conscious lifestyle.

Served with all fresh herbs and chopped vegetables, this will be great all year long.

We love to pack this for a picnic outing or backyard barbecue, it's the perfect garnish. 

If you love appetizer recipes like this one, you may also like our Italian Tuscan White Bean Dip or our delicious 30 Appetizers and More recipes.

Scroll down to my printable instruction card to make this easy appetizer recipe for Italian Salsa .

this is a bowl of mixed chopped vegetables made into an Italian salsa


Banana Mango Muffins

Monday, March 1, 2021
Let me start out by saying these Banana Mango Muffins are not only delicious they take you to a tropical wonderful place in every bite!

Just imagine yourself waking up in paradise, the fruit and taste of the Islands.

This is recreated by the taste of my favorite muffins we had during a cruise and our stop in St. Thomas.

The afternoon luncheon had a delicious jerk chicken, rustic-style potatoes, and these muffins for dessert.

It took me a few times to get the recipe perfect and now I am thrilled to write it down for you to try.

There's a hint of orange zest and cinnamon in this tender moist muffin and just the right sweetness.

Of course, they are all made from scratch with simple pantry ingredients just like my Island friends would do.

I will have step-by-step directions for you to ensure the perfect bite in the easiest recipe even if you're not a baker.

Of course, if you want to try some other muffin recipes we love, check out our Best Muffin Roundup of recipes, there is something for everyone.

Scroll all the way down to the recipe card for how to make this great recipe!

these are 12 banana mango muffins baked and stacked on a white plate