Amanda's Cookin' (1)
Pounding the chicken cutlets before cooking renders them thin and terrifically tender. Deglazing the pan with Marsala and stock after cooking the chicken creates a quick, rich sauce.
For some Italian-American families, Thanksgiving is traditionally preceded by a pasta course: manicotti, filled at a family gathering the night before.
Mostardabest served with meats, an assortment of boiled cuts, or cheeses that can take its sharpness.
This classic Italian broth, is adapted from a recipe in Lynne Rossetto Kasper's The Splendid Table (William Morrow Cookbooks, 1992).
Made with ground veal and potatoes, these are a classic Venetian cicheti.
Notoriously bitter and tough, broccoli rabe becomes mellow and supple when cooked slowly in a bath of water and olive oil.
In this recipe, celery stalks' stringy fibers, often removed before cooking, act as a brace to help the vegetable keep its shape through a long simmer.
The recipe for these crunchy fritters called Zeppole di San Giuseppe, courtesy of Malgieri, are topped with a cinnamon-ricotta filling.
Crisp, salty pancetta, earthy parsley, and lemon combine beautifully in this salad from Houston's Dolce Vita restaurant.
Take this custard out of the refrigerator about 10 minutes before serving.
Cooks in the Alpine village of Oulx flavor this tart with red wine and cinnamon to honor the town's patron saint, Sant'Antonio.
Typically made with day-old bread or breadsticks during the holidays, this northern Italian specialty comes out like a luscious casserole of melted cheese and bread.
Sliced, grilled vegetables served in a simple marinade or vinaigrette are a fixture at many Tuscan meals.
Herbs, garlic, and bread crumbs add a savory topping to tomatoes in this simple Tuscan side dish.
When making this tangy Tuscan crostini topping, fold in the tuna at the very end for a chunkier texture.
A simple marinade of olive oil, herbs, and lemon juice transforms mushrooms into a delicious topping for these Tuscan-inspired crostini.
This tomato sauce tastes just as good when tossed with spaghetti as it does when cooked in dishes like veal parmesan and baked manicotti.
A little nutmeg added to the ricotta filling for this classic baked pasta imparts a subtle note of spice.
This recipe is a vegetarian take on the classic, creamy lasagna bolognese.
In this dish, zucchini are stuffed with the twin stars of Calabrian cheese making: pecorino and ricotta.