Cooking with Nonna

This baby octopus salad is dressed with an emulsified lemon parsley dressing. The tartness of the lemon is the perfect compliment to this tender baby octopus.  Ingredients 2 pounds Baby Octopus, 3 Carrots, 1 Onion, 3 ribs of Celery, 2 Lemons, 1/4 cup EVOO, Bunch of …

The zucchini flower resembles a tiger lily and is the most prized possession in one’s garden. I cannot grow enough of the flowers. I fry up a batch and watch everyone enjoy. Ingredients 10 Zucchini flowers, 1 Tbls Garlic powder, 2 Tsp …

Rossella invites Nonna Romana Sciddurlo, originally from Mola di Bari (Puglia), to prepare a classic recipe: Frittelle – Panzerotti.

  Join Rossella on her journey in Sorrento where she cooks Spaghetti alle Vongole with Nonna Rosa Iaccarino.   Ingredients: 1 Lb Spaghetti, 2 Lbs Vongole, 3 Cloves garlic, 15 Grape or Cherry tomatoes, Fresh Parsley, EV olive oil, Peperoncino, Salt   Directions/Steps Tap the vongole …

During my recent Culinary Tour in Sicily, in several restaurants we were served  Cannoli Scomposti, a Decontructed Cannoli.  Same old ingredients as a traditional Cannolo but served in a very creative way that make for a beautiful presentation and fun …

Limoncello Panna Cotta, an easy and delicious dessert for all seasons.    6 Servings 1 1/2 Cups Heavy cream, 1 1/4 Cups whole milk, 1/2 Cup Limoncello Liqueur, 1/4 Cup Sugar, 2 1/2 Tsp Powdered gelatin, 1/2 Tsp Lemon extract, 1/4 Tsp Vanilla extract   Directions/Steps …

Baked Stuffed Mussels, a fantastic appetizer always full of flavor. Ingredients: 1 Lb Mussels, 1/2 Cup Pecorino cheesel, 1/4 Bread crumbs, 2 Eggs, 2 Tbs EV olive oil, 4 Cloves garlic, finely chopped, 1 Tbs Fresh parsley, finely chopped, Fresh black pepper   Directions Wash the mussels …

My favorite Italian summer dessert is a classic coffee granita! Whenever I eat it I like to pretend I’m in an Italian bar in a Piazza! Coffee Granita is so easy to make, but many people have different methods. Some …

Watermelon Mint Granita: How do Italians cool down when it’s hot out? They have a granita! Eating granita in the Summer makes me feel like I’m in Italy! When I was a little girl spending my summers in Mola di …

This recipe started with my Mama Rosa and now I make it too. A way to keep her memory alive. She is a Mother to 3 Sons and 1 Daughter… that’s me… and also a Nonna to 6 grandchildren and …